MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 1725 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The November 1 st opening marks the fourth Famous Dave's location in Pennsylvania, and the third in the city of Philadelphia.

At Famous Dave's Chestnut Street location, hosts greet guests at the door, and then guests order directly at the counter, having the option of dining at the restaurant or taking their order to go. The menu is focused on BBQ, as in other Famous Dave's locations, but with a few twists on the cuisine. The culinary team has developed new items, such as the appetizer BBQ Philly Cheese Chips and daily Bag Lunch Specials served in a bag with kettle fried potato chips and a 20 ounce soft drink. There are also creative desserts including fried bread pudding to top off a great meal.

"Famous Dave's award winning Bar-B-Que will provide tasty dining and catering options for residents and visitors of Philadelphia," said David Marks, Pit Masters, LLC, a franchisee of Famous Dave's.  "We are excited to be in Center City Philadelphia. The new Chestnut Street Famous Dave's BBQ Shack will be very convenient for the residents, shoppers, and local work force nearby. We will feature authentic Slow Smoked BBQ as well as a BBQ Special Daily. "

"Philadelphia is rich with culture and historical landmarks. With great pride, Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que embarks on its third location within this wonderful city," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. "Due to the great response to date, we look forward to increasing our presence in the region."

Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 6,800 square foot restaurant. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que can also be ordered TO GO by calling (215) 563-7603. Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well.

Famous Dave's offers a hearty roundup of award-winning ribs, hickory smoked meats, and other Bar-B-Que favorites, such as St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, and Chicken Tenders.

Famous Dave's is located at 1725 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103 and can be reached at (215) 563-7603.

For more information, including a full menu and other restaurant locations, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of today, the company owns 53 locations and franchises 128 additional units in 36 states. 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 over 400 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

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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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