Famous Dave’s Opens Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que Restaurant In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

MINNEAPOLIS - Feb. 01, 2016 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) today announced that it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This opening at the Abu Dhabi Mall represents the first expansion for the brand outside ofNorth America.

In October of 2015 Famous Dave’s announced its partnership with Tablez Food Company to open four locations within the United Arab Emirates. Tablez Food Company is a development firm that specializes in food and beverage concepts with renowned success and exceptional food quality. Tablez Food Company is dedicated to innovation and seeking out new concepts, which bring a truly inspiring experience to the region. Famous Dave’s is the franchise groups’ first and only Bar-B-Que concept in its portfolio.

“This opening is an important milestone for Famous Dave’s and we are excited to bring our authentic award–winning All-American Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que to the region,” said Adam Wright, CEO of Famous Dave's of America, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with Tablez, the best food and beverage group in theUAE, to provide our world-class Bar-B-Que dining experience specifically customized for the United Arab Emirates.  Our UAE menu features slow-smoked brisket, beef ribs, beef short ribs, leg of lamb, lamb ribs and chicken while also offering some of Dave's personal favorites including wild rice soup and bread pudding.”

“Our vision is to become a leading player in the food & beverage retail sector by bringing in world-class brands to the region,” stated Shafeena Yusuf All, CEO of Tablez Food Company. “Famous Dave’s food quality, great tasting Bar-B-Que and reputation for excellence make them an ideal brand to introduce to UAE. We are proud to be the first to bring a Bar-B-Que experience that will delight and exceed the expectations of our guests.”

Famous Dave’s new franchise partners expect to open their second location in Dubai later this year. The company continues to actively seek qualified multi-unit franchise partners to introduce and develop the brand in key growth markets.

About Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar-B-Que restaurants. As of today, the company owns 44 locations and franchises 135 additional units in 33 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique made-from-scratch desserts.

About Tablez

Tablez Food Company is the F&B arm of the prestigious Lulu International Group LLC; a highly diversified group headlined by the retail division with presence in Imports & Exports, Trading, Shipping, IT, Travel & Tourism and Education in addition to F&B in the present day. Established in 2010, Tablez Food Companyspecializes in unique home grown, international and local cuisines as well as partnering with leading franchising concepts with renowned success and exceptional food quality. The company dedicates itself to creativity and innovation by bringing new concepts that offer truly inspiring dining experiences to their guests. Currently, Tablez operates 21 outlets in the region spread across its different concepts of Peppermill, Bloomsbury’s, London Dairy, Cold Stone Creamery and Galito’s. Tablez will continue to see a series of new food concept launches in the next two years. For more information, visit www.tablez.com.

SOURCE Famous Dave’s

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