Ignite closes 7 Joe’s Crab Shack locations

Ignite closes 7 Joe’s Crab Shack locations

Same-store sales fall 6.6 percent at the seafood chain

Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. closed seven Joe’s Crab Shack locations in the third quarter, the company said on Thursday, as same-store sales at the chain continued to struggle.

Same-store sales fell 6.6 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 28 at the seafood chain, which now has 131 locations.

Two of the closed locations will be converted to Brick House Tavern + Tap restaurants, the 23-unit chain that reported a 0.7-percent decline in same-store sales, its first d

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