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Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que is a chain of southern-style barbecue restaurants serving pork ribs, chicken, and beef brisket with locations in 36 states. Thank you for your interest in Famous Dave’s and the franchising opportunities we offer.  Famous Dave’s is a “specialty” casual dining restaurant franchise, creating environments that transcend current restaurant offerings by serving the highest quality, flavor-intense foods in surroundings that are stimulating, interesting and fun!  Famous Dave’s is more than a restaurant – it’s an escape from the ordinary.

Thank you for your interest in Famous Dave’s and the franchising opportunities we offer.  Famous Dave’s is a “specialty” casual dining restaurant franchise, creating environments that transcend current restaurant offerings by serving the highest quality, flavor-intense foods in surroundings that are stimulating, interesting and fun!  Famous Dave’s is more than a restaurant – it’s an escape from the ordinary.

Dave Anderson is the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, the legendary BBQ franchise, with over 170 restaurants and growing. Voted the “Hottest Restaurant Concept in America” by Nation’s Restaurant News, Famous Dave’s has received unprecedented recognition. Anderson has helped found several publicly traded companies on Wall Street and created over 20,000 new jobs. In Dave’s own life, he has experienced adversity, frustration, and bankruptcy as well as tremendous success. Dave’s life story is featured in two New York Times bestsellers. He has served two Presidents and three governors in advisory positions. David has provided key testimony before Congress and the U.S. Senate. Always tackling the impossible, this bottom half of the class high school student has earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University without an undergraduate degree! He has appeared on all major networks and over 300 radio shows.

Dave Anderson, an Ojibwe who served as the head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs from 2004 to 2005, started the first Famous Dave's restaurant just outside of Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. The restaurant chain quickly grew throughout the Midwestern United States. It has since grown to have locations in 37 U.S. states. The flagship restaurant of the chain is Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que and Blues in Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dave Anderson has also worked as a philanthropist, helping many struggling businesses back on to their feet before starting Famous Dave’s in 1994. In 1982, Dave put together a team responsible for helping to turn around the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Reservation's economy. For the next couple of years, Dave took part in councils and teams looking to improve Wisconsin’s tourism and small businesses. In 1986, Dave earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, without earning an undergraduate degree.

As a highly sought after keynote speaker, Dave shares his heartfelt optimism using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons in dealing with today’s fast changing and challenging world. Dave is an enthusiastic advocate of the American Dream, he stresses that no matter how tough things may seem today, if you never give up your dream and work hard tomorrow’s rewards will always come.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. - Attn: Guest Relations  -  12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 200, Minnetonka, MN 55343  -  Phone: 952-294-1300

Investor Relations - 12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 200, Minnetonka, MN 55343  -  Phone: 952-294-1300  -  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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