Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens on New York's 42nd Street

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2011 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant on New York's renowned 42nd Street– in the popular theatre district – at 234 West 42nd between 7th and 8th Avenue. Just in time for holiday celebrations, this new restaurant, located in the magnificently renovated, historic Liberty Theater, marks the sixth Famous Dave's opening in New York and the second in New York City. The 42nd Street Famous Dave's is owned and operated by Sammy Benmoha of 42nd Street Barbeque LLC.

"We are thrilled to bring world class, award-winning Famous Dave's BBQ and ribs to this beautiful location in the heart of Times Square," said Sammy Benmoha. "The renovation of this historic landmark took many years, but once our guests visit the restaurant, they will agree that the food, the atmosphere and the ambiance were well worth the wait. With our premiere location and the capacity of over 500 seats, a state-of-the-art lighting, sound and visual package, along with a dynamic bar and separate rooms for catering special occasions, we look forward to hosting events, such as live BBQ and food shows with Famous Dave Anderson and his entourage of celebrity chefs, new product release parties for favorite brands, a variety of fashion shows and private parties. This new Times Square location is sure to be a success."

Commenting on the new restaurant opening, Christopher O'Donnell, president and CEO of Famous Dave's of America, Inc., said, "We are very excited to open in the heart of Times Square and confident that our franchise partner, Sammy Benmoha, and his team will 'serve up' great success on 42nd Street. In a city that is known for great food and entertainment, we are pleased to continue to enhance this legacy and provide an iconic venue that will meet the variety of needs of our guests while offering our authentic bold tasting BBQ, guest-focused hospitality, and a warm and stunning environment in the newly renovated Liberty Theater."

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Guests can dine in or order To Go. Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well.

Famous Dave's offers a hearty roundup of award-winning ribs, hickory smoked meats, and other BBQ favorites, such as St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, and Chicken Tenders.

For more information, including a full menu and other restaurant locations, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of the end of the third quarter 2011, the company owns 53 locations and franchises 131 additional units in 37 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 500 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

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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.

Contact:

Jean Golden
612-385-2324
jean@goldenpublicity.com

SOURCE: Famous Dave's of America

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