Famous Dave's Expands to Puerto Rico With Opening of Its Carolina Restaurant

Famous Dave's Expands to Puerto Rico With Opening of Its Carolina Restaurant

MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's, (Nasdaq:DAVE),
is pleased to announce the opening of its first restaurant in Carolina, Puerto
Rico. The restaurant – located in the Escorial Shopping Village – held its
grand opening to crowds of anxious guests on April 22^nd.

"The excitement around the new Puerto Rico location is incredible," said
Victor Salamone, Famous Dave's Vice President of Franchise Development. "We
have the honor of working with very talented and successful franchise partners
here. Prior to the grand opening they offered a series of innovative media
training events explaining the product, the Famous Dave's brand and even the
process of BBQ. This is a first-class team and they will be excellent stewards
of the brand."

The Carolina restaurant represents the brand's first expansion into the
commonwealth of Puerto Rico. "Our guests are already raving about the dining
experience, the food and the value," said Salamone. "We see great potential
for Famous Dave's in Puerto Rico and the region, as a whole."

Guests can visit the restaurant located in the Escorial Shopping Village, Ave
65 de Infanteria KM 5.4.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and
franchises barbeque restaurants. The company owns 53 locations and franchises
135 additional units in 34 states, 1 Canadian province and the commonwealth of
Puerto Rico. The menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a
large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches and unique desserts.
Famous Dave's has won almost 700 awards for everything from best ribs to best
Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit
www.famousdaves.com.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT:
         Gretchen Anthony
         Director of Communication
         Famous Dave's of America
         952-294-1300
         gretchen.anthony@famousdaves.com

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