Champps

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Champps Americana
Type Corporation
Industry Restaurants
Genre Casual dining, sports bar
Founded Saint Paul, Minnesota (1984)
Founder(s) Dean Vlahos
Headquarters Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Number of locations 50+
Area served Eastern and Midwestern United States
Products American cuisine
Website Champps.com

Champps Americana (commonly known as Champps) is an American casual dining restaurant chain and sports bar. There are over 50 locations across the United States, with most of them on the East Coast and Midwest.

History[edit]

Champps in Livonia, Michigan

Champps began in 1984 as a small restaurant in Saint Paul, Minnesota and was called Concourse 7. The name of the restaurant was soon changed to "Champps" and they transformed into a sports bar, selling beer, burgers and sandwiches. The business added big screen televisions to their restaurants, for patrons to watch the latest sports games, while eating their meal.[1]

Champps is owned by Champps Entertainment, Inc., an affiliate of Fox & Hound Restaurant Group.[2] Fox & Hound's parent company bought Champps Entertainment in 2007.[3]

On December 15, 2013, the restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Champps". Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Champps Entertainment Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Fox & Hound to buy Champps chain
  4. ^ "Sports Bar Operator Files for Bankruptcy". Wall Street Journal. 2013-12-16. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

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