Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Franchise Opens Restaurant in Gilbert, Arizona

MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) today announced the opening of its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Gilbert, Arizona, at the SanTan Village Shopping Center (2206 East Williams Field Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, Arizona 85296).

"Our newest location in SanTan Village is a dynamic and energizing site and we anticipate a great reception from residents and businesses in the area," said John Erlandson, Managing Partner of Desert Ribs LLC, which owns and operates three other Famous Dave's Restaurants in Phoenix, including Chandler, Peoria and Mesa Riverview. "SanTan Village is a world-class retail center with high traffic volume that draws crowds from the East Valley and beyond. We're thrilled to be bringing the passion and pride of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que to the communities of Gilbert, Queen Creek, and the greater SanTan area."

"In today's economy, Famous Dave's continues to bring our award-winning Bar-B-Que to new cities across the country," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. "This is a true testament to the quality of our brand and menu, as well as the commitment of our team. The location in Gilbert marks the sixth Famous Dave's location in Arizona and brings the total number of nationwide restaurants to 176. We plan to further our expansion efforts in 2010 by opening additional restaurants from coast to coast."

Located in SanTan Village, Famous Dave's is a beautiful 6,200 square foot establishment that offers a rustic and comfortable environment that family and friends can enjoy. Decorated with classic American memorabilia and antiques, the expansive main dining room is also home to a large bar, which together seats a total of 225 guests. For those who prefer to dine outside in the sunlight or under the stars, an outdoor patio is available with seating for 60 guests. In addition to dining in the restaurant, Famous Dave's also offers Bar-B-Que TO GO, as well as catering for businesses and events.

With a hearty roundup of award-winning ribs and hickory smoked meats, Famous Dave's offers signature menu items, such as St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy(R) Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy delicious char-grilled burgers and lip smackin' sandwiches. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats.

Not only is the new restaurant opening their doors, they are also offering guests a new special that is perfect for small and large gatherings. Available until April 30, 2010, when guests purchase the "Feast for Two" (served family-style for two to three guests and includes a half slab of St. Louis-Style Ribs, one-half of a chicken, one-quarter pound of either Texas Beef Brisket or Georgia Chopped Pork, Creamy Coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, two corn-on-the-cob, and two corn bread muffins) or the "All American Bar-B-Que Feast" (served family-style for four to six guests and includes a full slab of St. Louis-Style Ribs, a whole chicken, a one-half pound of either Texas Beef Brisket or Georgia Chopped Pork, Creamy Coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, four corn-on-the-cob, and four corn bread muffins), they will receive a $10 gift card for use on their next TO GO order.

Famous Dave's is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Famous Dave's is located at 2206 East Williams Field Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, Arizona, 85296 and can be reached at 480-722-2781.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of today, the company owns 52 locations and franchises 124 additional units in 36 states. The menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts. Famous Dave's has won over 400 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please 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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