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MINNEAPOLIS-Barbeque chain Famous Dave’s of America still plans to open 25 to 30 new restaurants this year despite facing some delays getting a few units built. “The challenge has been that we are working in some parts of the country that are very difficult from a planning and zoning process,” said David Goronkin, the company’s president and chief executive officer, during its second-quarter conference call.

The company opened seven new franchisee-owned stores for the quarter ended July 7. During the previous period, Famous Dave’s opened one franchise-operated restaurant. It currently operates 152 units; 112 are run by franchisees and the rest are company owned.

As of the second quarter’s end, 155 new franchise-development agreements were in place. Out of the 25 to 30 new restaurants opening this year, five will be company owned.

In June, the company inked a deal for a franchise owner to purchase its Rogers, AR location, and develop four more units in that state. Earlier this year, the company signed an agreement for franchise development of four locations in Puerto Rico, the first outside of the US.

Same-store sales at company-owned restaurants rose 3.5% year over year during the quarter, while franchise-royalty revenue was up 15.7% from the prior year. Famous Dave’s total revenue came in at $33.5 million, a 9.1% increase, while net income was $2.1 million, up from $1.5 million during the same year-ago period.

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