Like getting BBQ in the 'burbs? You'll have to look elsewhere if you're trying to do so in Cottage Grove. This morning we received a tip from an employee that last night was the restaurant's final one in business. Later in the day we received the following press release from ownership:
"The Cottage Grove Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant closed its doors today. As recently reported in the Business Section of the Star Tribune, the chain has struggled with sales and profitability over the past several years. The restaurant is closing because franchisor Famous Dave's of America, Inc. has been unable to provide the support the franchises need to operate a profitable business."
The same owners, Pat and Tim Bufman, closed two other businesses last month, Mall of America Famous Dave's and Kokomo's Island Cafe.
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