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

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

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 119^th 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.

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