MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 5, 2015 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the appointment of Abelardo ("Abe") Ruiz as the Company's Chief Operating Officer. Abe was previously employed as Chief Operating Officer of Colon Gerena Restaurant Group, Famous Dave's franchise partner in Puerto Rico. Colon Gerena owns and operates a total of 106 locations across 6 different franchised restaurant brands.
"Abe successfully led the development of Famous Dave's in Puerto Rico, where he opened two of our highest volume franchised restaurants. In addition, he brings to us a wealth of senior leadership and operating experience from a long and successful career operating and developing restaurants across multiple other concepts. He is extremely passionate about our food, our people and our company," stated Adam J Wright, Famous Dave's CEO. "We are thrilled that Abe has joined Famous Dave's as our Chief Operating Officer."
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of today, the company owns 49 locations and franchises 132 additional units in 33 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Canada. Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, an ample selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique made-from-scratch desserts.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the Company's operating objectives and plans and prospects for growth, 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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