Famous Dave's in new store development deal

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Famous Dave’s of America’s success with its takeout business during the pandemic is leading to leads to future expansion for the brand.

The barbecue chain has signed a 25-unit development agreement to grow the brand in select locations across the U.S.  Famous Dave’s, which operates 125 locations,   is partnering with Bluestone Hospitality Group to open both Famous Dave's ghost kitchens and dual restaurant concepts with Bluestone’s Italian brand, Johnny Carino's. 

Famous Dave's said it is also looking to implement a drive-thru while it focuses on improving current locations and growing into new territories.  

"Given the resiliency of the Famous Dave's brand throughout the pandemic, we're more focused now than ever before on continuing to grow and enter new markets," said Famous Dave's CEO Jeff Crivello, CEO, Famous Dave’s, which is a subsidiary of BBQ Holdings "We're thrilled to continue developing our ghost kitchens as we look for ways to innovate to better serve our customers."