updated 3/7/2011 12:17:02 PM ET 2011-03-07T17:17:02

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.

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 129 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.

CONTACT:  Jean Golden 
          612-385-2324 
          jean@goldenpublicity.com

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