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12/19/12World's Pricing Science Leader to Engage in Famous Dave's Growth Strategy
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new pricing strategy is on the menu for Famous Dave's (Famous Dave's) (Nasdaq:DAVE). The company will engage the world's leading restaurant analytics consultancy, Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), for all pricing and menu optimization work. "Menu optimization is a critical component of our strategy," said John Gilbert, Famous Dave's CEO, "which includes maximizing profits on our current transactions and developing a pricing model that encourages... 
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12/12/12Famous Dave's Realigns Core Marketing Functions
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's, (Famous Dave's) (Nasdaq:DAVE) has long delivered a dine-in experience to satisfy even the most exacting of BBQ fans. With the emerging importance of its catering and to-go sales, the company is reorganizing its marketing department to capitalize on those businesses as well. "The reality is that our customers access our brand in four different ways; dine-in, to-go, catering and retail," said John Gilbert, CEO of Famous Dave's. "Not... 
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12/06/12Famous Dave's BBQ Launches New Website With a Contest Giving Online Guests a Chance to Win Prizes
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website (www.famousdaves.com). The nation's most popular family of BBQ restaurants will provide their online guests with a BBQ-friendly experience featuring easy access to their favorite restaurant's menu items, pricing, take-out and catering ordering, and events via individual pages for each location. To help kick off the new website's launch, Famous Dave's... 
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12/06/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Comes to Wyoming
First Restaurant to Open in Casper on December 10 MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce that the first Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® restaurant in the state of Wyoming will open on December 10 in Casper. Located at 5900 East 2nd Street in the McMurry Business Park, this new Famous Dave's restaurant has a spacious indoor dining space and a beautiful outdoor patio, which includes two fireplaces and scenic views o... 
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12/03/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens in Fort Myers, Florida
Located in the Gulf Coast Town Center MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce the opening of its second Fort Myers, Florida location. The newest Famous Dave's restaurant will host its Grand Opening on December 3, 2012 and is located in the Gulf Coast Town Center shopping mall on Gulf Coast Main Street by the McDonald's entrance next to Calistoga Bakery. "We are excited to bring Famous Dave's to the Gulf Coast Town Cen... 
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11/14/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Fast Casual Restaurant in Evergreen Park, Illinois
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of its newest fast casual Famous Dave BBQ Shack in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The new 3,600 square-foot restaurant, slated to open Monday, November 19, is located at 2855 W. 95th Street, directly across from Little Company of Mary Hospital. "Evergreen Park is the perfect location for our new fast-casual restaurant prototype," said John Gilbert, chief executive... 
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11/12/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New Overland Park, Kansas Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company's newest restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Midwest BBQ Ventures Overland Park, LLC is conveniently located at 11741 Metcalf Avenue – right next door to the Sprint World Headquarters Campus at 119th and Metcalf. The Grand Opening occurs today, November 12, and includes members of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce on-site ... 
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11/05/12Brand on Fire: Famous Dave’s Signs Deals for 21 New Units
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2012-- Famous Dave’s, (NASDAQ: DAVE), leveraging its range of build-out and service models designed to fit virtually any real estate space, announces its largest deal signed this year. The Minneapolis-based, 185 –unit award-winning barbecue and restaurant concept continues to accelerate growth as it recently signed deals for 16 units in San Diego/Los Angeles/Ventura County and Sacramento, two units in Riverside, ... 
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10/24/12Famous Dave's Reports Third Quarter Earnings
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $39.9 million and $845,000, respectively, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. This compares to revenue and net income of $38.9 million and $1.6 million, respectively, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2011. Earnings for the third quarter of 2012 were negatively impacted by the timing of the spend for media a... 
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10/16/12Famous Dave's® "Wilbur's Revenge" BBQ Team Smokes It as a Top 50 Finalist at Sam's Club® $500,000 National BBQ Tour and Takes 1st Place in Tyson's® "Best Wing on the Planet" Category
Leading Up to the Finals, 677 Teams Competed in 5 Regions Across the United States to Earn a Spot MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In one of the biggest BBQ challenges in the world, Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) "Wilbur's Revenge" BBQ Team placed in the top 50 teams, out of 677 teams competing for the prestigious honor of taking part in the contest . The Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour Championship took place on October 12 & 13 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and is a Kansa... 
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10/11/12Famous Dave's Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Third Quarter 2012 earnings after market close on October 24, 2012. The company is hosting a conference call, October 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. There will be a live web-cast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be available for one week following the call ... 
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10/08/12Famous Dave's Names John F. Gilbert III as CEO and Christopher O'Donnell as President and COO
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that board member John Gilbert III, has been elected Chief Executive Officer, and Christopher O'Donnell has been elected President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Dean Riesen, Chairman of the Board, said, "I believe this team of leaders will create a dynamic opportunity for Famous Dave's to leverage its great food and service to an even higher level. We are very pleased... 
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09/14/12Famous Dave's Responds to New York Times Article
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to a September 12 article in The New York Times ("Midlevel U.S. Chains Move into Fast-Food Hungry Gulf") covering the international growth plans of some U.S.-based restaurant companies, Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE), which was mentioned in the story, today issued the following clarifying statement from Christopher O'Donnell, president and CEO: "Famous Dave's is pleased with the attention we received in The Times story... 
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09/13/12Famous Dave's Smokes the Competition With Top Award: Voted 'Best BBQ Sauce' at Prestigious Best in the West Rib Cook-Off
Scratch-Recipe Cooking One of the Secrets to Success MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world's most popular and successful family of BBQ restaurants took top honors for 'Best BBQ Sauce' at the 24th annual Best in the West Rib Nugget  Cook-Off  in Sparks, Nevada, with over 500,000 BBQ fanatics  in attendance over Labor Day weekend. Famous Dave's of America, Inc®. (Nasdaq:DAVE) sells more BBQ than any other restaurant in the world and has won over 600 awards, including top honor... 
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09/04/12Famous Dave's Opens in Temecula, California
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., September 4, 2012 - Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) announces the opening of its sixteenth restaurant in California. The newest Famous Dave’s, scheduled to open September 4, is located Temecula Promenade Mall at 26478 Ynez Road. In partnership with the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education, the grand opening will include an ember passing and rib cutting with local dignitaries Mayor Chuck Washington and the Temecula Fire Department, beginning at 1... 
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08/30/12Famous Dave's Will Make Your Labor Day Celebration a Breeze -- New Beer Can Chicken Rules The Roost!
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The King of BBQ meets the King of Beer! Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is kicking off a special menu featuring Beer Can Chicken marinated in Budweiser® Beer and brushed with Dave's new BBQ Beer Sauce. Beer Can Chicken rolls out on Labor Day Monday, September 3, and will be served through October 14 at participating Famous Dave's restaurants. "The new menu is available just in time for Labor Day. Our guests enjoy letting Famous Dave... 
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07/25/12Famous Dave's Reports Second Quarter Earnings of $0.25 per share
Includes Non-Cash Charges of Approximately $0.02 Per Share MINNEAPOLIS, July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $41.3 million and $1.9 million, respectively, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended July 1, 2012. This compares to revenue and net income of $41.3 million and $2.4 million, respectively, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2011. Results for the second quarter of 201... 
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07/16/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Expands Into Canada
First Restaurant Opens in Winnipeg, Manitoba MINNEAPOLIS, July 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce that the Company will open its first Canadian restaurant July 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This new restaurant opening aligns with the Company's strategic goal of expanding the Famous Dave's North American footprint to 400-500 restaurants. The new Winnipeg location is conveniently located at the junction of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Ree... 
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07/12/12Famous Dave's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Second Quarter 2012 earnings after market close on July 25, 2012. The company is hosting a conference call, July 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. There will be a live web-cast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be available for one week following the call by di... 
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06/13/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New Newest Restaurant in Gainesville, Virginia
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., June 13, 2012 - Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) announces the opening of its eleventh company-owned restaurant in Virginia in Gainesville. The new Famous Dave’s restaurant, scheduled to open June 13, is located at 7390 Atlas Walk Way as part of the Virginia Gateway Shopping Center. “We are so excited to be opening our newest Famous Dave’s restaurant in this popular shopping center,” said Jon Carothers, Area Director at Famous Dave’s of America. “Our 5,900 square... 
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05/21/12Famous Dave's to Present at InvestMNt Conference on May 24, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that the Company will be presenting at the InvestMNt Conference sponsored by the CFA Society of Minnesota. The Conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Diana Purcel, Chief Financial Officer, along with Karen Blacik, Director of Finance and Accounting, will present at the conference scheduled for Thursday, May 24 at 12:30 p.m. CST and will be holding limited one-on-o... 
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05/14/12Famous Dave's to Present at B. Riley's 13th Annual Investor Conference on May 22, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, May 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that the Company will be presenting at B. Riley's 13th Annual Investor Conference. The Conference will be held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in California on May 21-23, 2012. Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO, along with Diana Purcel, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m. PDT and will be holding limited one-on-o... 
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05/02/12Famous Dave's Announces Additional One Million Share Repurchase Plan
MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan of up to one million additional shares of its common stock. The shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, and will be funded from available working capital. The repurchase plan may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of the company. Currently, the co... 
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05/02/12Famous Dave's Expands Burger Selections With a Twist: Announcing the New Smokehouse Brisket Burgers
MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) has taken their already delicious burger and blended in their Famous slow-smoked brisket to create a new line of five Smokehouse Brisket Burgers. And, to commemorate this introduction, five lucky burger lovers will win a free burger each week for a year (www.freeburgersforayear.com) as part of the Brisket Burger promotion. The new line-up of half-pound Smokehouse Brisket Burgers includes the Smokin' Hot... 
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04/30/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New BBQ Shack in Beaverton, Oregon
First 100 Guests at the May 2nd Grand Opening Win a FREE Half Slab Dinner Each Week for a Year! MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 30, 2012 - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) announces the development of its first fast casual Famous Dave's in Beaverton, Oregon. Called "Famous Dave's BBQ Shack," this fast casual restaurant, with seating for 82 guests, is scheduled to open on April 30, 2012. The restaurant is located at 3260 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard and will offer the same great barbeque as F... 
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04/25/12Famous Dave's Reports First Quarter Earnings of $0.11 Per Share
Includes Non-Cash Charges of Approximately $0.01 Per Share MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 25, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $37.5 million and $817,000, respectively, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 1, 2012. This compares to revenue and net income of $37.1 million and $1.2 million, respectively, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2011. Results for the first three ... 
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04/25/12Famous Dave’s Awarded Top Honors by Kansas City BBQ Society Judges and Voted People’s Choice at the Largest BBQ Competition on the East Coast
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 25, 2012 - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) is proud to announce it took home several top honors on April 22 at "Pork in the Park" held in Salisbury, MD. The event draws top competition teams, over 35,000 attendees, and is billed as the largest BBQ competition on the East Coast and the 2nd largest Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Competition in the nation. This marks the first time Famous Dave's has competed in this event. The competition is fierce at th... 
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04/09/12Famous Dave's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, April 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its First Quarter 2012 earnings after market close on April 25, 2012. The company is hosting a conference call, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. There will be a live web-cast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be available for one week following the call by d... 
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04/09/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens Redding, California Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 9, 2012 - Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company’s sixteenth restaurant in California, which is scheduled to open today. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Savory Investments, LLC, is conveniently located at 815 Browning Street, in a beautiful new building near Trader Joe’s and the soon-to-come Dick’s Sporting Goods Shopping Plaza. "Redding is a great location to open our second California-based Famous Dave’s franchise... 
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03/26/12Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New Salinas, California Restaurant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., March 26, 2012 - Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) announces the opening of the Company’s fifteenth California restaurant in Salinas. The new restaurant, which is scheduled to open today, is owned and operated by Savory Investments, LLC. This newest Famous Dave’s restaurant is located at 1391 North Davis Road in the Wal-Mart and Costco shopping plaza right off the 101 at the West Laurel Drive exit. "California is a prove... 
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03/02/12Famous Dave's Receives Unsolicited Offer for Tulsa Location, Sale Completed March 2, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, March 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that it has sold its Tulsa, Oklahoma location. Famous Dave's last day of operations in Tulsa will be March 2, 2012. The terms of the sale and buyer information have not been disclosed. "This was a unique situation as Famous Dave's was not seeking to exit the market. When we received an unsolicited offer from a real estate developer for this corporate location, we determined that it was... 
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02/28/12February and March Rank as Restaurant Industry's Highest Seafood Consumption Months; Famous Dave's Dives in, Responds to Guest Requests
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) has responded to the increase in demand from guests for more seafood offerings during the months of February and March by offering Beer-Battered Cod and All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fridays (February 20 – April 8, 2012 at participating locations). "Famous Dave's values guest feedback and we received an excellent response last year when we tested cod as a seasonal  offering for a limited time. That feedback, c... 
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02/15/12Famous Dave's Reports Full Year Results of $0.68 Per Share
Includes Non-Cash Charges of $0.04 Per Share MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $37.5 million and $414,000, respectively, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended January 1, 2012. This compares to revenue and net income of $36.2 million and $517,000, respectively, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2010. For the full year ended January 1, 2012, the company rep... 
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02/01/12Famous Dave's Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Fourth Quarter 2011 earnings after market close on February 15, 2012. The company is hosting a conference call, February 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its financial results. There will be a live web-cast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's web site at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be available for one week following the cal... 
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