As a strong franchisee, Lister and his team have been honored with multiple community and franchise awards, including Famous Dave's Franchise of the Year for excellence in operations, financial performance and outstanding Guest service. Lister is also the recipient of the 2012 Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration.About Famous Dave's of America, Inc. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar-B-Que restaurants. As of today, the company owns 37 restaurants and franchises an additional 139 restaurants in 32 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Its menu features award-winning barbecued and grilled meats, a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items and made-from-scratch desserts. For more information, visit famousdaves.com, facebook.com/famousdaves, or follow on Twitter @Famous_Daves. Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the expected financial impact of restaurant closures and lease terminations, 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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