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Johnny Carino's

Operations

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.

Financing

Famous Dave's to co-brand with Johnny Carino's

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

The onetime CEO of Fired Up and COO of Brinker International spent his whole professional life in casual dining, starting at age 24 at the first Chili’s.

Offers more than 20 pasta options at moderate prices in a family-friendly setting

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Parent Fired Up Inc. filed for bankruptcy mid-2016

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion.