Windy City Restaurant takes control of seven Chicago-area Famous Dave's locations

Seven Famous Dave's restaurants in Chicago's suburbs are now under the ownership of Windy City Restaurant Holdings, which is controlled by existing franchisee Elliott Baum.

“We are excited to refranchise the Chicago market to one of our long-term and very successful franchise partners,” Famous Dave’s CEO Adam Wright said. “Elliott has also signed an area development agreement and plans to invest in both the existing store base and further develop the market with new restaurant growth.”

Famous Dave's restaurants specialize in barbecue and grilled meat offerings complemented by a selection of salads, sides, sandwiches and desserts. The company owns 44 restaurants and franchises 136 units across 33 states and in Puerto Rico and Canada.

“I am excited about Famous Dave’s, the company’s future and the opportunity for market growth," Baum, who has been a Famous Dave's franchisee since 2003, said. "I look forward to working with the existing restaurant team in Chicago."

The restaurants sold to Windy City were in Addison, Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Evergreen Park, North Riverside, Orland Park and Oswego.

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