Famous Dave’s plans to refranchise restaurants

Famous Dave’s plans to refranchise restaurants

Company’s plan to turn around chain also includes reduced discounting

Famous Dave’s of America Inc. plans to more actively sell company restaurants to franchisees, CEO Ed Rensi said Wednesday, a move expected almost from the day he took the job five months ago.

The casual-dining operator is “evaluating refranchising certain company-owned restaurants” and a “more active refranchising strategy,” Rensi said during the company’s third-quarter conference call.

Refranchising is part of a number of changes that Rensi is making in an attempt to

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