updated 12/14/2010 11:18:09 AM ET 2010-12-14T16:18:09

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Aurora, Colorado, at 15725 E. Briarwood Circle. The December 13th opening marks the sixth Famous Dave's location in Colorado.

"We're excited about opening Famous Dave's in Aurora," said Bill Ferguson, franchisee of the new Colorado location. "Not only are we bringing award-winning BBQ, sauces and sides to Aurora, but we are also looking forward to being an active participant in the community."

Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's commented, "The people of Colorado have embraced Famous Dave's as a popular destination and we have already been warmly welcomed into the Aurora community. Bill Ferguson and his team are highly experienced in the hospitality industry and we are proud to have them as the franchisee of the new Aurora location."

Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 7,000 square foot restaurant. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que can also be ordered TO GO by calling (303) 396-6227. 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 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 52 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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