Famous Dave's


Famous Dave's intends to ride ghost kitchens' evolution

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


Famous Dave's to co-brand 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.

The barbecue company plans to open restaurants affiliated with the next generation of sauce-slathering stars, beginning with Clark Crew BBQ.

Jim Gilbertson spent seven years in the same capacity for Granite City.

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