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Champps Americana
Industry Restaurants
Genre Casual dining, sports bar
Founded Saint Paul, Minnesota (1984)
Founder Dean Vlahos
Defunct 2016
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Number of locations
Area served
Eastern and Midwestern United States
Products American cuisine

Champps Americana (commonly known as Champps) was an American casual dining restaurant chain and sports bar. There are 23 locations across the United States, with most of them on the East Coast and Midwest.


Champps in Livonia, Michigan (now closed)

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] and again on August 10, 2016.


  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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