Famous Dave’s scraps 3 units, 2 leases

MINNEAPOLIS Famous Dave’s of America Inc. said it closed its three restaurants in Atlanta because the restaurants were losing money and terminated two leases for restaurants that were slated to open next year in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Hyattsville, Md.

The company, which operates or franchises 170 casual barbecue restaurants, said it would take up to $2.5 million in fourth quarter charges for the retrenchment.

“We made the decision to take these

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