Famous Dave’s, a 134-unit barbecue concept owned by BBQ Holding’s, is bringing its “Quick ‘Que” online counter and service prototypes to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
The Las Vegas site – an online service model – will open in June at 4480 Paradise Road, a few blocks from the Las Vegas Strip. The Salt Lake City restaurant – a drive-thru counter model – will also open in June, but at 2435 South State St.
Both restaurant models have small footprints with the goal of a faster experience for customers and a more profitable business for operators, said Jeff Crivello, CEO of BBQ Holding, in a press release from the company. .
“The Quick ‘Que model is a huge leap forward for us,” he said. “One year after the arrival of COVID, we are proud to continue to find new ways to evolve and better serve both our customers and our franchisees. The Quick ‘Que model is a prime example of this effort. a more convenient experience for customers without compromising the quality of the food, but its construction should also prove to be more affordable and profitable for franchisees. We plan to open 5 new Famous Dave’s Quick ‘Que locations in 2021. “
Alejandro Orozco, who operates 10 Famous Dave’s, will own the Vegas unit, while franchise partners, Elaina Morris Herber and Paul Herber, who operate seven Famous Dave’s stores, will manage the Utah store.
“Both franchise groups are well equipped to succeed and bring these new restaurants to life,” said Crivello. “We are delighted that these partners present Quick ‘Que to Famous Dave fans in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.”
BBQ Holdings owns four brands with 145 physical locations in 31 states and three countries, including 47 company-owned restaurants and 98 franchise-operated restaurants. It also has seven Famous Dave’s ghost kitchens operating in its Granite City locations, as well as seven Famous Dave’s franchise ghost kitchens operating in the kitchen of another restaurant or shared kitchen space.