Chain: Famous Dave's

Famous Dave’s Expands Across U.S. and Puerto Rico

Famous Dave's of America announced the signing of development deals by four franchise partners for a total of 12 locations throughout New York, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, and Puerto Rico during the next three to five years. The four franchise partners behind the deals include two existing owners who are expanding their collection of restaurants and […]

Famous Dave’s Goes to the Ends of the Brisket

It’s the stuff of many barbecue fans’ dreams: a crispy, crunchy, deeply caramelized, and often exclusive product known as burnt ends. But they’re no longer hard to get —as long as you live near a Famous Dave’s, that is. The brand rolled out the new burnt ends products last month to its locations nationwide, and […]

Famous Dave’s Brings Back Sweetwater Catfish

"Sweetwater Catfish returns to Famous Dave's;" those are words the company's guests have been waiting over two years to hear. Famous Dave's was driven to remove the popular appetizer and entrée from menus in 2011 because it was unable to get the quality it wanted. So began an epic narrative of guest devotion. "Guests eat […]

Famous Dave’s Finds Its Place in Fast Casual

Finding the perfect real estate may be a challenge for many full-service restaurants, but Famous Dave’s—a 186-unit, casual-dining barbecue chain based in Minneapolis—is scaling things down to find the solution. The new Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack, a 3,000-square-foot prototype that allows the brand to scale down its barbecue offerings into a fast-casual setting, helps the […]

Famous Dave’s Waves WAND for Digital Menuboard

WAND Corporation, a leading provider of Digital Menuboard solutions for the foodservice industry, was chosen by Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. to be its approved provider of Digital Menu Boards. In addition to Digital POP Boards driving impulse purchases, the solution for Famous Dave’s features Digital Menuboards for the To-Go counter, engineered to enhance the effectiveness and overall awareness of the take-out menu category at some of its 184 nationwide locations.

NRA Marketing Exec Group Hosts Oct. Conference

The National Restaurant Association Marketing Executives Group (MEG) will hold its annual fall conference next month in Miami. Marketing professionals representing some of the nation’s top restaurant chains will gather October 12–14 at the Epic Hotel to address “Real Challenges–Epic Solutions,” the theme of this year’s conference.   “The past three years have been epic in […]

Toepener Prevents Germ Spread in Bathrooms

Many people are disgusted when it comes to touching the restroom door handle for fear of germs, bacteria, or anything else that may be on the familiar metallic surface. After washing their hands, many try the “paper towel wrap” or the “pinky grasp” to avoid touching the door handle before they return to touch their […]

Named Dave? Eat Free at Famous Dave’s on August 14

"Dave's Day" at Famous Dave's of America is taking place on Sunday, August 14, when all BBQ lovin' Daves, Davids, and Davys can eat free! This is the third time Famous Dave's of America has held this crazy event that has grown from only a portion of the restaurants participating to more than 90 percent […]

Famous Daves Wins People’s Choice Award

Famous Dave's of America announced that its Traveling Rib Team has won the prestigious People's Choice Award for Best Ribs in America at the Great American Rib Cook-off in Cleveland, Ohio. "This is a very exciting time in the history of Famous Dave's," says Aric Nissen, vice president of marketing and research & development. "The […]

Famous Dave’s Adds Online Ordering

Famous Dave's of America announced that all company-owned locations are offering online ordering for guests via the Famous Dave's website at "In response to guest requests, Famous Dave's is now offering online ordering to guests at all 52 company-owned locations, which are predominantly located in Minneapolis, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the New York […]

Can Famous Dave’s Founder Be “Best in Smoke?”

  Famous Dave Anderson, BBQ legend and founder of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, along with Charlie Torgerson, director of culinary, will be featured in Food Network's Best In Smoke competition, a new four episode program that premieres Sunday, May 8, 2011. Aric Nissen, Famous Dave's  vice president, marketing and R&D said, "Famous Dave's is extremely proud […]

Famous Dave’s Names New CEO

Wilson L. Craft will be the company’s new president and CEO and act as a member of its board of directors effective April 21, 2008.

Famous Dave’s Enters Development Agreement

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. President and CEO David Goronkin announced today that Backyard BBQ, Inc., has purchased the right to franchise a total of seven Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® restaurants in Orange County, California.

Famous Dave’s Officer Leaves

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE) announced February 22 that Paul Campbell, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to pursue an opportunity in the health care industry.