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Granite City Food & Brewery

Operations

Famous Dave's test-drives a slew of potential growth vehicles

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

Financing

Famous Dave's cites proof of a rebound for casual dining

The barbecue chain andd its sister concept Granite City Food and Brewery both saw sales soar in March, thanks to easing restrictions, vaccinations and easy comparisons.

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.

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

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

The offer marks the billionaire’s second bid for a restaurant brand in roughly a week.

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

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

The casual-dining concept pairs beer with food for a winning LTO.

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