Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Celebrates Chicagoland Restaurant Opening

Minneapolis, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) celebrated the Grand Opening of its Algonquin, IL, restaurant on October 13, 2008. Founder "Famous" Dave Anderson was on hand to lead the ceremonies at the opening of the 172nd Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) restaurant.

"We are thrilled to bring a brand new Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. O'Donnell also noted that the move of operations from its former Carpentersville, IL, location to Algonquin aligns with the company's strategy to reposition legacy restaurants within a market when opportunities arise.

At each Famous Dave's Grand Opening, embers from a ceremonial fire are passed from the last opened restaurant to the newest location to symbolize the prosperity and heritage that began with Famous Dave's first restaurant in Hayward, WI, in 1994. "Famous" Dave Anderson presided over the "passing of the embers" as Algonquin dignitaries and Famous Dave's guests looked on.

About Famous Dave's. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. Famous Dave's has over 170 locations in 36 states. Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, an ample selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts.

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the timing of our restaurant openings and the timing or success of our expansion plans, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the company's actual results to differ materially from expected results. Although Famous Dave's of America, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectation will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Famous Dave's expectation include financial performance, restaurant industry conditions, execution of restaurant development and construction programs, franchisee performance, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing, governmental approvals and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports.

SOURCE: Famous Dave's

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