Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New BBQ Shack in Beaverton, Oregon
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Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® Opens New BBQ Shack in Beaverton, Oregon

First 100 Guests at the May 2nd Grand Opening Win a FREE Half Slab Dinner Each Week for a Year!

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. , April 30, 2012 - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) announces the development of its first fast casual Famous Dave's in Beaverton, Oregon. Called "Famous Dave's BBQ Shack," this fast casual restaurant, with seating for 82 guests, is scheduled to open on April 30, 2012. The restaurant is located at 3260 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard and will offer the same great barbeque as Famous Dave's traditional full service locations, but at a faster pace and with a more value-oriented menu. This will be the third Famous Dave's location in Oregon, but the first Famous Dave's BBQ Shack in the state.

"We are excited to bring the new fast casual Famous Dave's concept to Beaverton," said Kevin Summers, Area Director of Beaverton Cedar Hills, LLC, a franchisee of Famous Dave's. "The new fast casual restaurant will offer our guests the same handcrafted meats that are smoked on the premises with our delicious secret rubs and spices. In addition to our delicious smoked ribs, our guests will enjoy a host of award-winning dishes that reflect regional favorites from around the country. The same great food. The same great service. We know it is going to be a success."

"We want everyone to join us on Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:00 p.m. for the Grand Opening of Famous Dave's Shack in Beaverton. The first 100 guests in line @ 4:00 p.m. will receive a FREE HALF SLAB DINNER EACH WEEK FOR A YEAR! So make sure to get in line early to ensure your chances to win. The FREE Half Slab Dinner includes 6 slabtastic ribs, 1 signature side and 1 corn bread muffin."

"Our new fast casual concept provides additional growth opportunities for Famous Dave's," said Christopher O'Donnell, president and chief executive officer at Famous Dave's of America, Inc. "We look forward to seeing Beaverton residents embrace this new smaller footprint as Kevin and his team serve up the ‘famous' legendary BBQ that Famous Dave's is so well known."

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 2,900 square foot restaurant. Guests can dine in or order To Go by calling (503-664-7427). Catering for events and social gatherings is also available.

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 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, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts. Famous Dave's has won over 600 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.


Jean Golden




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