MINNEAPOLIS, March 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its two newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurants in Reno and Henderson, Nevada. These new openings mark a total of six Famous Dave's locations in Nevada.

Commenting on the Reno restaurant at 4925 Kietzke Lane, Rory O'Neal of the new Reno-based restaurant company, Savory Investments, LLC said, "Famous Dave's has been recognized as one of America's 'Hottest Concepts' by Nation's Restaurant News, and has won hundreds of awards for its 'Famous' ribs and BBQ. We look forward to sharing this with the folks in Reno and becoming an active member of the community." Savory Investments, LLC was founded by brothers Rory and Sean O'Neal. With over 20 years of food service and hospitality industry experience, the duo has the franchise rights to Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que ® restaurants in portions of California and Nevada. Reno is the first Famous Dave's for Savory Investments.

The new Henderson, NV restaurant at 651 Mall Ring Circle will be the seventh Famous Dave's in the restaurant portfolio of Sonoran Barbeque Nevada, LLC. "We are pleased to open this new restaurant in Henderson," said Dave Dworak, Director of Operations at Sonoran Barbeque Nevada, LLC.   "It's a great brand and one that is a hit within the communities we operate." In addition to Henderson, Nevada, Sonoran Barbeque operates four locations in Las Vegas, Nevada and two in Arizona.

"We continue to expand in markets where we know our brand will excel," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's of America. "Nevada is a great example of this. We are fortunate to have committed franchise partners, like Dave and Rory, in the region. These franchise partners are passionate about our brand and will be great additions to these Famous Dave's communities."

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