updated 12/1/2010 9:15:50 PM ET 2010-12-02T02:15:50

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced that it opened its two newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurants in November, including Orange, California (2214 N Tustin Street, Suite B/ 714-921-2536) and Lahaina, Hawaii (736 Front Street/ 808-661-1125).

"Famous Dave's is proud to announce the continued nationwide expansion of our restaurants with the recent franchise store openings in Orange, California and Lahaina, Hawaii. The Company now has 53 corporate locations and 130 franchise units, bringing the total number of restaurants to 183. We are proud to be partnering on our franchise locations with outstanding operators in the restaurant and hospitality industry who have a proven track record of success and whom we believe will be fantastic brand ambassadors, carrying out our mission of serving the best BBQ with unbeatable hospitality," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Famous Dave's provides a hearty roundup of hickory smoked meats and award-winning BBQ ribs in an environment that family and friends can enjoy. Guests can dine in, order BBQ TO GO or have the restaurant cater a party or company event.

Famous Dave's offers a hearty roundup 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.

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 130 additional units in 37 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 500 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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