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Famous Dave's

Financing

On hedge funds, GameStop and Famous Dave’s

The surge in value of companies like GameStop and AMC reminds RB’s The Bottom Line of the time when hedge funders drove up stock in the barbecue chain—and almost destroyed it.

Financing

Financial roundup: Latest results from Famous Dave’s, Fat Brands, Nathan’s

Third-quarter results were mixed for smaller-cap public restaurant companies.

The barbecue brand is aiming for 50 locations, with 25 coming from its recent deal with Johnny Carino's.

Carino's units will also serve as ghost kitchens for the barbecue brand.

A single restaurant in Colorado features the menus of both brands.

BBQ Holdings closed on two additions to its concept portfolio during Q1--exactly as the pandemic hit.

Gaining popularity pre-coronavirus, virtual kitchens are seeing increased interest as operators look to make up for lost dine-in revenue.

Famous Dave's received $7.2 million, and sister concept Granite City obtained $5.8 million.

The acquisition will add two more concepts to BBQ Holdings’ rapidly expanding portfolio.

Casual- and family-dining chains are adding premium fried items as new lures, mindful of how well sandwiches have worked for Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.

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