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12/28/15Famous Dave’s of America Appoints Adam Wright as CEO
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) (“Famous Dave’s” or the “Company”), has appointed Adam Wright as Chief Executive Officer. “We are impressed with the steps Adam has taken to move the business forward since his appointment as interim CEO six months ago,” said Joseph Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “As a longtime investor, he understands the challenges that the Company faces and the opportunities ahead.  We are confident i... 
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12/18/15Famous Dave’s Announces Refranchising of the Chicago Market
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) (“Famous Dave’s” or the “Company”), announced the sale of its seven locations in the Chicago area to Windy City Restaurant holdings, an entity controlled by an existing franchisee, Elliott Baum.  The sale includes the Illinois Famous Dave’s locations in Addison, Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Evergreen Park, North Riverside, Orland Park, and Oswego. “We are excited to refranchise the Chicago market to one o... 
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11/04/15Famous Dave's Reports Results For Third Quarter Fiscal 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) today reported financial results for the third quarter ending September 27, 2015. Highlights for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the third quarter of 2014: Revenue decreased from $37.7 million to $31.8 million, primarily reflecting the combined impact of the closure of four company restaurants and the refranchising of another five company restaurants since the end of the third quarter... 
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10/23/15Welcome Back Famous Dave Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) (“Famous Dave’s” or the “Company”) has announced today the return of its founder, “Famous Dave” Anderson, also known as “America’s Rib King.” Mr. Anderson will be rejoining the company as part of a reorganization that includes several new members of the company’s board of directors and executive management team in recent months. Adam Wright, interim CEO for Famous Dave’s said, “Our company was founde... 
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10/22/15Famous Dave's Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) (“Famous Dave’s” or the “Company”) will announce its third quarter 2015 financial results at 7:00 a.m., Central Time on November 4, 2015. The Company will host a conference call on November 4, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, to discuss its financial results. A live web-cast of the discussion may be accessed through a link of the “Investor Relations” tab of Famous Dave’s web site at www.famousdaves.com.... 
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10/13/15Famous Dave’s Announces International Expansion With Development Agreement for Middle East
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) today announced an international franchise agreement to open the world famous BBQ restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. This agreement represents the first expansion for the brand outside of North America. Famous Dave’s partnered with Tablez Food Company to open four locations within the United Arab Emirates. Tablez Food Company is a development firm that specializes in food and beverage concepts wi... 
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08/05/15Famous Dave's Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) today reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 28, 2015. Highlights for the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the second quarter of 2014: Revenue decreased from $41.9 million to $37.4 million, primarily reflecting the combined impact of the closure of three Company-owned restaurants since the end of the second quarter 2014 and a comparable sales decrease of 9.2%; ... 
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08/05/15Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Abe Ruiz as Chief Operating Officer
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Abelardo ("Abe") Ruiz as the Company's Chief Operating Officer. Abe was previously employed as Chief Operating Officer of Colon Gerena Restaurant Group, Famous Dave's franchise partner in Puerto Rico. Colon Gerena owns and operates a total of 106 locations across 6 different franchised restaurant brands. "Abe successfully led the development of Famous Dave's in Puerto... 
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07/31/15Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Adds Bryan L. Wolff to Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Bryan L. Wolff to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Wolff has also been appointed to serve as chair of the Company's audit committee. Mr. Wolff is Chief Financial Officer of DogVacay, Inc., an online service connecting pet owners with sitters across the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Wolff previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Bonobos, Inc., a men's fashion and acces... 
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07/29/15Famous Dave's Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) ("Famous Dave's") will announce its Second Quarter 2015 earnings at 7:00 a.m., Central Time on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The company will host a conference call on August 5, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. A live web-cast of the discussion will be available through the "Investor Relations" section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be av... 
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07/27/15Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Adds Anand Gala to Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Anand D. Gala to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Gala is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gala Holdings International, a diversified holding company that conducts consulting, restaurant development and management operations. Among its business operations, Gala Holdings International is a Company franchisee that owns and operates Famous Dave's a... 
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07/14/15Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Appoints Wexford Capital LP Representatives to Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Joseph M. Jacobs and Richard A. Shapiro to the Company's board of directors. Messrs. Jacobs and Shapiro are senior representatives of Wexford Capital LP, which owns approximately 19% of the Company's stock. The appointments were precipitated by Wexford's expressed interest in playing an active leadership role in the Company. Mr. Jacobs has been appointed to serve as the ... 
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06/30/15MEDIA ALERT: Famous Dave's Revives July 3rd Fireworks Bash in Hayward, Wisconsin
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE): This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150630005854/en/ Hayward Famous Dave's July 3rd Fireworks Bash over Round Lake (Photo: Famous Dave's) What:   The 21st Annual Famous Dave's July 3rd Fireworks Bash ... 
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06/18/15Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Announces CEO Transition
MINNEAPOLIS, June 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that Ed Rensi has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Rensi joined the Famous Dave's Board in January 2014, and agreed to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer in February 2014 following the unexpected resignation of his predecessor. Mr. Rensi will continue to serve on the Company's Board of Directors and will lead the Board's efforts in ov... 
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05/06/15Famous Dave's Reports Results For First Quarter Fiscal 2015
Franchise-Operated Restaurants Generate Flat Comparable Restaurant Sales MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today reported financial results for the first quarter ending March 29, 2015. Highlights for the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014: Company revenue decreased from $35.7 million to $32.6 million, primarily reflecting the combined impact of the closure of four Company-owned restaurants since the ... 
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04/21/15Famous Dave's First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) ("Famous Dave's") will announce its First Quarter 2015 earnings at 7:00 a.m., Central Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The company will host a conference call on May 6, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. A live web-cast of the discussion will be available through the "Investor Relations" section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be availabl... 
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02/19/15Famous Dave's Reports Results for Fiscal 2014
Adjusted Net Income per share increased by 7.6% Adjusted EBITDA increased by 1.6% MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending December 28, 2014. Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013: Revenue decreased to $34.1 million from $35.7 million, primarily reflecting a comparable sales decrease; Comparable s... 
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02/18/15Famous Dave's Names Jack Beckman VP, Chief Accounting Officer
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of John (Jack) P. Beckman as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer effective February 16, 2015. Jack Beckman has been employed by the Company since 2009, serving as the Assistant Controller from 2009 to 2011, Controller from 2011 to 2013, Director of Finance, Accounting and Audit from 2013 to 2014, and Sr. Director, Chief Accounting Officer from 2014 until his ap... 
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01/30/15Famous Dave's Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) ("Famous Dave's") will announce its Fourth Quarter 2014 earnings at 7:00 a.m., Central Time on Thursday, February 19, 2015. The company will host a conference call on February 19, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. A live web-cast of the discussion will be available through the "Investor Relations" section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will ... 
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