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Granite City Food & Brewery

Operations

Timing proves to be a curse for Famous Dave's parent

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

Financing

Famous Dave's parent lands $13M in PPP loans

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.

Meat-heavy items ranked high among consumers, who revealed the limited-time offers they were most likely to purchase last month.

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The appointment marks the fourth change in leadership of Granite City in less than a year.

Generous portions of American cuisine accompany handcrafted beers made at on-site breweries

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