Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Receives Best Restaurant Website Award, Marking the 401st Award to Recognize Famous Dave's Restaurants

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2009-- Famous Dave's of America, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: DAVE) website has been voted Best Restaurant Website by the Web Marketing Association's 2009 WebAwards. The visually engaging site, www.FamousDaves.com, was designed by Denver-based digital marketing agency Xylem Digital and conveys the vibrant Famous Dave's brand and voice to the Web.

A member of the judging panel commented on the Famous Dave's website, "This site was by FAR one of the best combinations of art and usability that we've seen. The use of graphics made the site sharp, but it didn't get in the way of speed, or ease of use. This was a best in class site."

The WebAward Competition, now in its thirteenth year, is open to all organizations and individuals involved in the process of developing websites for organizations. Award submissions are critiqued on seven categories, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. The Famous Dave's website received high praise in the categories of content, technology and copywriting.

"The Web Marketing Association's Best Restaurant Website Award marks more than 400 awards for the Famous Dave's brand," said Aric Nissen, Vice President of Marketing for Famous Dave's. "It's nice recognition for the team which has spent countless hours creating, designing and updating this important communications tool. We are proud to offer Famous Dave's fans a fun, engaging, interactive and one-of-a-kind experience to learn more about our menu, history, special offers, restaurant locations and more."

The Best Restaurant Website Award adds to the Bar-B-Que dining destination's impressive award repertoire. Famous Dave's has received more than 400 awards throughout its 15 years of operation, including "Best BBQ Sauce in America," "Best BBQ Ribs," "Best BBQ," "Best Blues Club," "Best Blues Bar," "Best Overall Restaurant" and "Organization of the Year."

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar-B-Que restaurants. The award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurants are known for barbequed and grilled meats, sandwiches, side items, salads and unique desserts. With 178 locations in 38 states, Famous Dave's has won 401 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook.

The Famous Dave's family also includes a Famous Dave's Rib Team, which has a stellar track record and has been ranked in first place at competitions throughout the United States, including the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada; the Great American Rib Cook-Off in Cleveland, Ohio; the Southern Florida Championship Cook Off in Jupiter, Florida and many, many more.

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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