Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens In Fort Myers, Florida
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Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens In Fort Myers, Florida

Located in the Gulf Coast Town Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2012 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is pleased to announce the opening of its second Fort Myers, Florida location. The newest Famous Dave's restaurant will host its Grand Opening on December 3, 2012 and is located in the Gulf Coast Town Center shopping mall on Gulf Coast Main Street by the McDonald's entrance next to Calistoga Bakery.

"We are excited to bring Famous Dave's to the Gulf Coast Town Center," said James Gyarmathy of FM-2 Dining, LLC, owner and operator of the new Famous Dave's restaurant. "We've had great success at our South Cleveland Avenue location and are confident that mall visitors and the surrounding community will enjoy our newest location as well. Our full menu of 'famous' BBQ and slow-roasted meats, coupled with our comfortable surroundings, will be welcoming to all who visit. Add to this our daily two-for-one happy hour specials and featured menu items, and raving fans will be popping up all over Lee County."

"Florida is a terrific market and we are delighted to be opening new restaurants and growing Famous Dave's," said John Gilbert, chief executive officer at Famous Dave's of America, Inc. "Jim and his team are great franchise partners and we appreciate their continued support of our brand in Lee County. As we look to expand further across the state, we are confident that even more operators will see the opportunity our award-winning concept offers as new locations are opened."

Guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 4,985 square foot restaurant seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – midnight and from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Guests can order To Go or request catering services by calling (239) 332-1048.

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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Forward-Looking Statements

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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