Famous Dave's to Close Salisbury Restaurant

Famous Dave's to Close Salisbury Restaurant

Location Will Continue to Serve Guests Through March 30

MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc.
(Nasdaq:DAVE) announced the Salisbury, Md. location will close at the end of
the day on March 30. 

"We have been a proud member of this community since the fall of 2008," said
John Spoon, Director of Operations for Famous Dave's of America."We
appreciate the support we have received from our guests, team members, area
businesses and residents over the past five-and-a-half years."

Famous Dave's opened its first location in the Maryland market 14 years ago in
Columbia.Spoon said that, "while it's always difficult to close a restaurant,
we remain committed to a long-term strategy for the region."Guests with
questions about the closing can contact the company directly via the website,

Famous Dave's took a non-cash impairment for this location in the third
quarter of 2013.Through a collaborative partnership, the lease for the
restaurant at 2318 N. Salisbury Blvd. will be turned over to the new tenant,
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, who is relocating from its current
Salisbury location later this summer.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and
franchises barbeque restaurants. As of March 20, 2014, the company owned 54
locations and franchised 141 additional units in 34 states, the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico and 1 Canadian Province. Famous Dave's 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 more than 700
awards for everything from "Best Ribs" to "Best Bar-B-Que Sauce" to "Best
Cookbook" to "Top Barbeque Restaurant Franchise." For more information,
please visit www.famousdaves.com.

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.

CONTACT: John Spoon, Director of Operations

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