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12/05/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Springfield, Missouri Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company's third Missouri restaurant in Springfield. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Midwest BBQ Ventures South Springfield, LLC, is conveniently located at 4406 S. Campbell Avenue – just across the street from the new Academy of Sports and Sam's Club. "With the great success we've had in Branson for the past five years, we are excited to open the first Famous Dave... 
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12/05/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New BBQ Shack in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 5, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new "Famous Dave's BBQ Shack," a fast casual dining experience in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company-owned restaurant opens December 5, 2011. Conveniently located at 590 Prairie Center Drive -- adjacent to the Eden Prairie Center Mall -- the new BBQ Shack will offer the same great barbeque as traditional Famous Dave's locations, but at a faster pace... 
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11/30/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens on New York's 42nd Street
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant on New York's renowned 42nd Street– in the popular theatre district – at 234 West 42nd between 7th and 8th Avenue. Just in time for holiday celebrations, this new restaurant, located in the magnificently renovated, historic Liberty Theater, marks the sixth Famous Dave's opening in New York and the second in New York City.  The 42nd Stre... 
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11/14/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Rapid City, South Dakota Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company's second South Dakota restaurant in Rapid City. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Black Hills BBQ, Inc., is conveniently located at 1718 Eglin Street – just off Interstate 90 in the new Rushmore Crossing shopping center. "We are excited to introduce Famous Dave's award-winning barbeque to the Rapid City community," said Pat Ryan, co-owner of Black Hill BBQ, In... 
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11/09/11Famous Dave's Expands Area Development Agreement With Savory Investments, LLC
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 9, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that the Company has expanded its area development agreement with Savory Investments, LLC to include the right to purchase five additional Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(C) franchise restaurants in California. The California markets covered by the new agreement include Solano, Marin, Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Under the original area development agreement announced i... 
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10/26/11Famous Dave's Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $0.19 Per Share
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $38.9 million and $1.6 million, respectively, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended October 2, 2011. This compares to revenue and net income of $38.7 million and $1.5 million, respectively, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2010. For the first nine months of 2011, the Company reported $0.63 per diluted share, i... 
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10/13/11Famous Dave's Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 13, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Third Quarter 2011 earnings after market close on October 26, 2011. The company is hosting a conference call, October 27, 2011 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 followin... 
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09/28/11Famous Dave's BBQ to Expand Internationally With Announcement of Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement in Canada
MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 28, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Marking its first venture outside the US market, Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that it has awarded a multi-unit franchise agreement to Famous Ribs of Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. The first location is anticipated to open June 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tribal Council Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. (TCIG) is a highly successful private investment holding... 
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08/29/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens Falls Church, Virginia Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia at 370 West Broad Street. Today's opening marks the tenth Famous Dave's location in Virginia and is the 53rd company-owned location nationwide. "Today, we open our tenth Famous Dave's restaurant in Virginia making ours the most popular BBQ in the state," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CE... 
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08/10/11Famous Dave's BBQ Wins People's Choice Award for Best BBQ Restaurant at the 19th National Capital Barbecue Battle
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 10, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The 19th annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle announced Famous Dave's is the winner of the 2011 Chinet People's Choice award contest for Best BBQ Restaurant. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Famous Dave's has received this award. Barbecue fans and festival attendees participated in voting for their favorite barbecue restaurant/food vendor during the two-day festival in Washington, DC on June 25th and 26th. The ann... 
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08/02/11Anyone Named Dave, David, or Davy Eats Free at Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurants on Sunday, August 14, 2011!
Famous Dave's BBQ Celebrates Its Founder, "Famous Dave" Anderson, and All "Famous" Daves! MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 2, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- "Dave's Day" at Famous Dave's of America (Nasdaq:DAVE) is taking place on Sunday, August 14, 2011 when all BBQ lovin' Daves, Davids and Davys can eat free! This is the third time Famous Dave's of America has held this crazy event that has grown from only a portion of the restaurants participating, to over 90% participation across the country (see www.... 
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08/02/11Famous Dave's Names Dean Riesen Chairman of Its Board of Directors
K. Jeffery Dahlberg Announces Retirement; John Gilbert Named to Board MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 2, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today the election of director Dean A. Riesen as chairman of the board, the appointment of John Gilbert to its board, and the retirement of K. Jeffery Dahlberg, from its board. "The changes made today were part of a long-term succession plan adopted by our board," said Dahlberg. "Dean and I have worked closely ... 
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07/27/11Famous Dave's Reports Second Quarter Earnings of $0.29 per Share
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 27, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $41.3 million and $2.4 million, respectively, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended July 3, 2011. This compares to revenue and net income of $40.7 million and $2.5 million, respectively, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2010. For the first six months of 2011, the Company had revenue and net income of $78.4 ... 
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07/18/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens Portland, Oregon Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 18, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Portland, Oregon at 9911 NE Cascades Parkway. The July 18th opening marks the second Famous Dave's location in Oregon. "We're excited to expand in Portland," said Kevin Summers, Area Director of Cascade PDX Partners, LLC. "We know it's going to be a great addition to the area. We want our Guests to know they don't have t... 
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07/13/11Famous Dave's Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 13, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Second Quarter 2011 earnings after market close on July 27, 2011. The company is hosting a conference call, July 28, 2011 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 c... 
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07/12/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens Erie, Pennsylvania Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 12, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Erie, Pennsylvania at 7165 Peach Street. Today's opening marks the fifth Famous Dave's location in Pennsylvania. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM. "We have been pursuing Famous Dave's legendary barbeque for the Erie market for over five years," said Nick Scott, Sr., President and Owner of Scott's R... 
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07/05/11Famous Dave's Announces Amendment and Extension of Credit Facility With Wells Fargo Bank, NA
MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 5, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that it has amended its existing credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, NA, to extend its revolving line of credit for an additional five years, to modify the maturity on its term loan to be coterminous with the credit facility, and to allow for an additional $30.0 million in stock repurchases over the next five years. The credit facility is available for general working capital pu... 
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06/29/11Famous Dave's Barbeque Wins People's Choice Award for Best Ribs in America at the Great American Rib Cook-off
MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that its Traveling Rib Team has won the prestigious People's Choice Award for Best Ribs in America at the Great American Rib Cook-off in Cleveland, Ohio. Aric Nissen, Vice President of Marketing & Research and Development, said, "This is a very exciting time in the history of Famous Dave's. The fact that our Traveling Rib Team was honored with the distinction of People's C... 
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06/28/11Over 40% of U.S. Adults Order Food Online
Famous Dave's BBQ Responds to Trend With Online Ordering MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 28, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that all Company-owned locations are offering online ordering for Guests via the Famous Dave's website at www.famousdaves.com/order-online. According to Aric Nissen, Vice President of Marketing & Research and Development, "In response to Guest requests, Famous Dave's is now offering online ordering to Guests at all... 
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04/27/11Famous Dave's Reports First Quarter Earnings of $0.14 per share, Including $0.01 Non-Cash Charge
MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 27, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue and net income of $37.1 million and $1.2 million, respectively, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 3, 2011. This compares to revenue and net income of $32.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2010. First quarter 2011 results include a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $148,00... 
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04/26/11Founder of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Competes in Food Network's Best In Smoke BBQ Showdown
Dave Anderson, Famous Dave's Founder, Shows Off BBQ Expertise and Passion MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that Famous Dave Anderson, BBQ legend and founder of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, along with Charlie Torgerson, Directory of Culinary, will be featured in Food Network's Best In Smoke competition, a new four episode program that premieres Sunday, May 8, 2011. Aric Nissen, Famous Dave's Vice President, Mark... 
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04/12/11Famous Dave's First Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 12, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its First Quarter 2011 earnings after market close on April 27, 2011. The company is hosting a conference call, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, to discuss its First Quarter 2011 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 ... 
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03/29/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens Reno and Henderson, Nevada Restaurants
MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its two newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurants in Reno and Henderson, Nevada. These new openings mark a total of six Famous Dave's locations in Nevada. Commenting on the Reno restaurant at 4925 Kietzke Lane, Rory O'Neal of the new Reno-based restaurant company, Savory Investments, LLC said, "Famous Dave's has been recognized as one of America's 'Hottest Concepts'... 
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03/07/11Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens Lawrence, Kansas Restaurant
MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 7, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, at 4931 West 6th Street, Suite 130. The March 7th opening marks Famous Dave's fifth location in Kansas. "We are thrilled to open this new Famous Dave's in Lawrence," said Bill Hooks, Director of Operations for Concord B Que Corp. "In addition to the family-friendly restaurant, this location will include... 
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03/02/11Famous Dave's Reports Full Year Results of $0.82 Per Share
Includes One-Time Net Gain of $0.15 Per Share MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 2, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced revenue of $36.2 million and net income of $517,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth quarter ended January 2, 2011. These results compare to revenue of $32.6 million and net income of $774,000, or $0.08 per diluted share for the comparable period in the prior year which included one additional fiscal week equal to $0... 
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02/15/11Here's the SKINNY on BBQ From Famous Dave's - New Menu Items Including Citrus Grill BBQ Platters With Less Than 600 Calories Per Serving
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 15, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is introducing new menu items, including six new Citrus Grill BBQ platters (Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp, Steak Tenderloins, Naked Ribs, Pork Tenderloin, and Grilled Chicken) that have less than 600 calories. Top any of these Citrus Grill platters or any other BBQ favorites off with a Skinny Margarita for only 101 calories. In celebration of the new healthy Citrus Grill items, guests who o... 
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02/14/11Famous Dave's Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 14, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its fourth quarter 2010 earnings after market close March 2, 2011. The company is hosting a conference call, March 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, to discuss its fourth quarter 2010 financial results. There will be a live webcast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's website at www.famousdaves.com. A replay will be available for one week f... 
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