Analyst estimates are for 11% revenue growth over the same period last year. This is obviously due to the purchase of the New Jersey franchises but there are a lot of people that don't know the whole story and could mistake this with decent sales growth. Could get a little boost from ignorant buyers. The real numbers to watch are for steady or increasing margins and keeping G&A costs under control.
It's an atmosphere thing. No one goes to Dave's to pound beer. They go to BW3 because there are massive big screen TV's with ESPN and NFL Network going non-stop. It' has more of a bar atmosphere. At Dave's you eat and they kick you out the door.
How about a little revenue growth in the beverage area. Is there a more natural accompaniment to ribs than beer? Yet practically all the customers I observe trudge over to the well-worn soda machine and fill a dreary plastic glass with some kind of sludge water. Maybe its a cultural thing.