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Famous Dave's of America Inc. Message Board

  • casual_observer_27 casual_observer_27 Aug 9, 2014 9:45 AM Flag

    Conference Call

    I listened to the conference call to get an idea of the direction DAVE will be going considering the entire board of directors, CEO and CFO have changed over the last year. A lot of the discussion was around the new prototype DAVE location in Bolingbrook, IL. Dave is dumping the old country store décor (ala Cracker Barrel) in favor for a contemporary space with more open areas with big screen T.V.s, indoor/outdoor seating with fire pits, and expanded bar menu. I especially like the 30 craft beers available. They are obviously looking to attract a younger crowd and expand bar sales. They are going to have a special event with some Chicago Bear players which makes me wonder if they are also going after BWLD customers for sports viewing. I personally love the burnt ends and would rather have those than BWLD wings any day during a ball game. The kitchen at the prototype location is also more automated for efficiency. Over the next 6 months they will see what is working best in the new location and start rolling out to existing/new stores in 2015.

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