Famous Dave’s BBQ Redefines Fast-Casual Dining with First Drive-Thru Location
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Famous Dave’s BBQ Redefines Fast-Casual Dining with First Drive-Thru Location

The Salt Lake City-area drive-thru will open March 7, committing to the QSR model for a quicker and more convenient experience for guests.

MINNETONKA, MINN. (PRWEB) March 02, 2022 - Famous Dave’s, a barbeque franchise with 134 restaurants in markets across the country, is redefining fast-casual dining with its first drive-thru model. “Quick ‘Que,” a drive-thru with counter-serve also offered, opens in South Salt Lake, Utah, on March 7th.

Amid casual-dining companies dipping their feet in the QSR pond with drive-thru/restaurant hybrids, Famous Dave’s has fully committed to the quick-service model with this new store, by flipping a former KFC location into a drive-thru experience of America’s most award-winning BBQ brand.

“The Quick ‘Que model was a huge leap forward for us, and almost two years after the arrival of COVID, we’re proud to continue finding new ways to evolve and serve our Famous food in the most convenient manner,” said Jeff Crivello, CEO of BBQ Holdings. “The addition of the drive-thru model is a prime example of that effort.”

The first Famous Dave’s location to offer a drive-thru is located at 2435 South State Street in South Salt Lake, Utah. Crivello says drive-thru has traditionally performed best in the fast-food space, but as the FSR industry continues to change following the pandemic, the added level of convenience is becoming a necessity across every segment.

This new location will be opened and operated by franchise partners Olympic BBQ, an Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) company, which operates six other Famous Dave’s locations, two of which are in Utah.

“We are committed to a true QSR experience; we purchased and converted a former KFC location for that reason,” said Elaina Morris, CEO and president of AHG. “The Quick ‘Que drive-thru model is going to allow us to reach more customers while providing them with a faster, more comfortable experience with the quality and flavors they love and expect from Famous Dave’s.”

The Quick ‘Que drive-thru menu is designed for convenience and speed without sacrificing quality, with offerings optimized into express-friendly categories of ‘Que Meals, Sandwiches, Platters, Feasts, and Meats by the Pound. The menu also introduces new items not available at the FSR locations, including the Jalapeno-Cheddar Sausage Hoagie, the Brisket French Dip Sandwich, a wider variation of BBQ Bowls, and desserts like Mini Donuts and Peach Cobbler.

“South Salt Lake, and the greater Salt Lake City area, is such a vibrant community, and there is a huge demand for high-quality barbeque,” Morris added. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce this innovative, new model to our fans.”




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