February and March Rank as Restaurant Industry's Highest Seafood Consumption Months; Famous Dave's Dives in, Responds to Guest Requests

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2012 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) has responded to the increase in demand from guests for more seafood offerings during the months of February and March by offering Beer-Battered Cod and All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fridays (February 20 – April 8, 2012 at participating locations).

"Famous Dave's values guest feedback and we received an excellent response last year when we tested cod as a seasonal offering for a limited time. That feedback, coupled with industry statistics that February and March are the largest seafood consumption times of the year, led us to create an even larger seafood offering this year," said Aric Nissen, Vice President of Marketing at Famous Dave's. "This year our offerings at participating restaurants include tender fillets of cod with a crispy cornmeal batter, made with Sam Adams Boston Lager, available as an entrée platter, a sandwich, and even as a Beer-Battered Cod Fingers appetizer. In the tradition of popular Friday night Fish Fry events, we are offering guests an "All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fryday" menu choice at participating locations, featuring our Beer-Battered Cod. We also have lighter seafood items on the Citrus Grill menu which includes shrimp and salmon under 600 calories."

In other news, Famous Dave's recently introduced the Round It Up America program in 54 corporate-owned restaurants, to help feed the hungry and protect the welfare of families in communities across the nation. Guests may donate by rounding up their credit card bill to the next dollar (or more). The recipients of the funds are local food banks in the communities which Famous Dave's serves. Famous Dave's may soon expand this program to more locations.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of the end of fourth quarter 2011, the company owns 54 locations and franchises 133 additional units in 37 states. The menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, salads, and a large selection of BBQ sandwiches and side items. 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.

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Famous Dave's of America
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