Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Overland Park, Kansas Restaurant
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Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Overland Park, Kansas Restaurant

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12, 2012 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company's newest restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Midwest BBQ Ventures Overland Park, LLC is conveniently located at 11741 Metcalf Avenue – right next door to the Sprint World Headquarters Campus at 119th and Metcalf. The Grand Opening occurs today, November 12, and includes members of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce on-site to join in the ribbon cutting. A portion of the Grand Opening's proceeds will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation by sponsoring a local child's wish.

"We are so excited about this new location," said Dave Jones, managing member and co-owner of Midwest BBQ Ventures. "We have created a dine-in location that can host a variety of corporate and private events while continuing to offer that casual family-style dine-in experience that guests have come to enjoy at Famous Dave's."

The new 9,000 square foot Famous Dave's location is the largest BBQ restaurant in the area. The restaurant includes a private dining room that seats 70 guests and includes a separate entrance, restrooms and a projection screen for use at private gathering and corporate meetings.

"Dave Jones and his franchise operations team continue to be great partners for Famous Dave's," said John Gilbert, chief executive officer at Famous Dave's of America. "Their newest location in Overland Park will surely be a go-to restaurant for corporate meetings and special events. Their attention to detail, combined with Famous Dave's award-winning recipes are what generates 'famous' fans at every Famous Dave's restaurant."

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 at the Overland Park Famous Dave's restaurant. Guests can dine in or order To Go by calling (913) 663-9991. Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well in the restaurant's large private dining room.

About Famous Dave's Legendary Pit BBQ

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is proud to be the world's most successful BBQ franchise, selling more BBQ than any other restaurant franchise. Famous Dave's best-selling BBQ has won more than 600 awards for everything from Best Ribs to Best BBQ Sauce to Top Barbeque Restaurant Franchise. Famous Dave's is passionate about BBQ excellence, slow-cooking the BBQ on-site for hours over smoldering hickory wood in authentic pit smokers. The menu features scratch-recipe cookin' and in addition to the award-winning barbequed and grilled meats and chicken, guests can enjoy a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and home-baked desserts. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. The company owns 53 locations and franchises 133 additional units in 33 states and one Canadian province (as of the third quarter fiscal 2012 earnings release dated October 24, 2012). Select territories are available for franchising. For more information, visit www.famousdaves.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/famousdaves.

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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.


Kelly Olson



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