Should get some new earnings info shortly after the downtown Minneapolis, Ribfest is over (Jul 28-31). Unless my info is wrong there should be a break even or a small profit announcement. Profit to come on the November announcement.
I wouldn't be surprised if the earnings were off due to the slow start in the Chicago Blues Club of several weeks. I did have occasion to go to Dallas on business and sample some of the local barbecue. My host was a native and was of the opinion that this was very fine fare, however, I thought it was surprisingly bland at both places, even nearing tasteless(although I favor spice and lots of it!). I did feel that it would be unlikely to have a successful theme restaurant that wasn't "Texas" as these are very loyal people to their state. All in all, I thought that Daves was far superior barbecue.