Famous Dave’s sticks to its roots in a fast-casual environment

Aug 10, 2022, 5:00 AM | Updated: 8:07 pm
Famous Dave's Quick 'Que aims to redefine fast-casual...
Famous Dave's Quick 'Que located in South Salt Lake serves slow cooked BBQ thru the drive-thru window. (Ascend Hospitality Group)
(Ascend Hospitality Group)

SALT LAKE CITY — Famous Dave’s made it a point to remain true to their BBQ roots when they opened their first ever Quick ‘Que location in the nation, right here in South Salt Lake. They’ve converted what was once a KFC into a quick and convenient remix of their dine-in locations.

“We didn’t change our recipes, or our cooking procedures,” said Elaina Morris, president and CEO of Ascend Hospitality Group, in an email to KSL NewsRadio. “As those are tried and true to Famous Dave’s.”

But there are a few differences. The new South Salt Lake Quick ‘Que location uses a more efficient smoker than the sit-down restaurants in Layton and West Jordan. By doing so, Quick ‘Que hopes to fill the need for quick and convenient BBQ.

Other differences include a drive-thru window and a value menu coming in the fall. 

“We are also simultaneously committed to remaining true to the roots of the Famous Dave’s brand, through serving meats smoked low and slow in a fast-casual environment for our dine-in guest,” said Morris.


 The story has been edited to reflect that this location of Dave’s quick Q is the first in the United States.

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Famous Dave’s sticks to its roots in a fast-casual environment