Cheektowaga’s Famous Dave’s Barbecue closed

The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue closed their doors for good. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue closed their doors for good. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Cheektowaga residents have one less place to go to satisfy their barbecue desires.

The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue closed their doors for good.

Cheektowaga Chronicle left a voicemail for the company’s spokesperson Tuesday afternoon asking why the location closed, but we haven’t received a response back.

According to an article by Nation’s Restaurant News, the Minneapolis based company’s sales nationwide are in free fall, their restaurants are running a deficit and the company needs to restructure to stop losing money.

CFO Dexter Newman said in a recent earnings call that the chain is evaluating its company owned portfolio to restructure leases or close locations.

A location in Greece, New York closed on April 30th.  Ironically, an employee at the Cheektowaga location confirmed the closure to WHEC-TV days before they would be closed.

Tax records show the Walden Avenue property is owned by Team RNB Wisconsin, LLC.

The company has 35 company owned locations and 123 franchised locations.  Its unclear if the Cheektowaga location was company owned or a franchised location.