MINNEAPOLIS, March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, at 4931 West 6th Street, Suite 130. The March 7th opening marks Famous Dave's fifth location in Kansas. "We are thrilled to open this new Famous Dave's in Lawrence," said Bill Hooks, Director of Operations for Concord B Que Corp. "In addition to the family-friendly restaurant, this location will include full banquet facilities on the lower level – a great place for friends and families to celebrate while enjoying our award-winning BBQ, sauces and sides." Based in Lincoln, Neb., Concord B Que Corp. currently owns and operates three additional Famous Dave's locations in Manhattan and Topeka, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri. Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's, commented, "Kansas loves Famous Dave's BBQ and we are pleased to expand our footprint with the new Lawrence location. Bill is a great franchise partner and great ambassador of our brand. We look forward to being involved in the local community as we serve up award-winning barbeque ribs and hickory-smoked meats in this new casual, family-friendly atmosphere." 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 in the 8,500 square foot restaurant. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que can also be ordered TO GO by calling (785) 830-8409 . Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well. Famous Dave's offers hearty combinations of award-winning ribs, hickory-smoked meats, and other BBQ 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.