Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (
Q1 2011 Conference Call
April 28, 2011, 10:00 AM CT
Diana Purcel - CFO
Christopher O’Donnell - President and CEO
Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us for the Famous Dave’s fiscal 2011 first quarter conference call. I’m Diana Purcel, Chief Financial Officer, and joining me is Christopher O’Donnell, our Chief Executive Officer.
Before we begin, we’d like to remind those listening that certain matters discussed within are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Famous Dave’s believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Famous Dave’s expectations include financial performance, restaurant industry conditions, execution of our restaurant development and construction programs, franchisee performance, ability of our franchisees to meet their development commitments, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company’s SEC reports.
Our earnings release, which contains the financial and other statistical information being discussed this morning, was issued yesterday afternoon after market close and can be accessed by clicking on the Investor Relations link on our website at www.famousdaves.com.
As a reminder, this call is being recorded and will be available for replay for seven days.
Now, I will turn the call over to Christopher O’Donnell, Famous Dave’s President and CEO. Christopher?