Interesting. We've been to a stand alone America's Dog store in Lincoln Park (2300 N. Lincoln) and figured that the stand alone model was their strategy for expansion.
Just spoke with a good friend of mine who has a few investments in the Sloop (Not Matt O'Malley)... His newest one: America's Dog going into the BP on Wabash and Roosevelt.
Maybe they're being more aggressive now and looking at faster roll-outs?
(Hat tip: KG!)