Full-service BBQ chain Famous Dave’s has announced the relocation of its Uptown, Minneapolis, store, which will open in Q4 2019. The new location will showcase the chain’s new prototype which offers a compact, modern bar and dining area, part of the brand’s larger strategy to reduce the footprint of individual stores.

The smaller setting and bar-centric environment will also feature community tables and will continue to focus on delivery and catering, which was a large aspect of the previous Uptown location. In addition, the menu will have new food and beverage items including shareable finger foods, handhelds, and grab-and-go options as well as new cocktail and nonalcoholic drink options. The new unit will also feature free parking for restaurant guests, a coveted amenity in the Uptown neighborhood.

“The new Minneapolis location is part of an effort to give our customers more of what they want, when they want it and continue to address their needs whether that be dining in our restaurant or enjoying our award-winning BBQ in the comfort of their own homes,” says Jeff Crivello, CEO.

Related to the brand’s evolution, Famous Dave’s recently announced a partnership with Beyond Meat to offer more protein options and appeal to a wider mix of consumers.

Famous Dave’s has 136 locations in 33 states and three countries including 27 company-owned and 109 franchise-operated restaurants.