Famous Dave's Names Jeffrey Abramson as Vice President of Procurement and Logistics

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2008--Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) today announced that it has named Jeffrey Abramson as Vice President of Procurement and Logistics, effective November 5, 2008. Famous Dave's develops, owns, operates and franchises award-winning barbeque restaurants.

Jeffrey Abramson, 42, comes to Famous Dave's with nearly 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, including extensive experience in purchasing, supply chain management and contract negotiations. Abramson began his career in food service operations with United Airlines in 1990, before serving as a Purchasing Agent for United Airlines world headquarters from 1995 to 1999. After spending a year as Director of Purchasing for the Rainforest Cafe chain, Abramson joined BUCA, Inc., a Minneapolis-based casual dining concept, in 2001. Abramson spent the last seven-plus years at BUCA, where he rose to the rank of Vice President of Purchasing.

"Jeff Abramson is a demonstrated 'difference maker' in the restaurant industry, and Famous Dave's looks forward to drawing on his vast experience and his reputation for excellence in vendor relations," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's.

About Famous Dave's. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises BBQ 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. For more information, visit www.famousdaves.com.

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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