Famous Dave’s Announces New Prototype Restaurant in Uptown, Minneapolis

America’s favorite BBQ restaurant franchise will reopen its former Uptown location in Q4 2019, featuring a smaller real estate footprint and a focus on delivery and catering Minnetonka, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Famous Dave’s has announced the relocation of its Uptown, Minneapolis…
Famous Dave’s Launches Testing of Beyond Meat Menu Items

The BBQ Restaurant Chain Will Test Four Beyond Meat® Options Starting September 12 in 13 Locations Across Minnesota and Colorado. Minnetonka, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Famous Dave’s, America’s Favorite BBQ, is testing Beyond Meat® products at 13 out of over 130 locations…
Famous Dave’s CEO Ed Rensi Resigns

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that Ed Rensi has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Rensi joined the Famous Dave’s Board in January 2014, and agreed to assume the role of…
Famous Dave’s Announces Changes to Management and Board of Directors

Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE), today announced the official appointment of Ed Rensi as Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced Richard A. Pawlowski will be named the company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective June 2, 2014.…
Famous Dave’s Names Ed Rensi Interim CEO

Minneapolis, MN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Famous Dave’s (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that Ed Rensi, Director, has been appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds John Gilbert, who resigned. Rensi commented, “I have been a customer and a fan…

Chili’s has been working on spicing up their brand with restaurant renovations, new menu items and the return of the $20 Dinner for Two deal. A new ad campaign made by Hill Holliday features humorous voice-overs mixed with footage of…

In advance of the full release of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2012, Michelin has announced that over 100 restaurants in New York City were listed in the Bib Gourmand category. This includes restaurants that offer at least two…

GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided Blue Ribbon BBQ, LLC, a Famous Dave’s of America franchisee, $9 million for refinancing of existing debt and a partner buyout. Funding was provided through GE Capital’s bank affiliate, GE Capital Financial Inc. “GE…

Marking its first venture outside the US market, Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. announced today that it has awarded a multi-unit franchise agreement to Famous Ribs of Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. The…

Famous Dave’s of America has announced revenue and net income of $41.3 million and $2.4 million, respectively, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended July 3, 2011. This compares to revenue and net income of $40.7 million…

Moe’s Southwestern Grill is holding their next Free Queso Day on Wednesday, July 20th. All guests between 11 am and 9 pm will receive a free 6 oz container of queso dip with no purchase required. Guests are also invited…

Famous Dave’s of America has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Portland, Oregon at 9911 NE Cascades Parkway. The July 18th opening marks the second Famous Dave’s location in Oregon. “We’re excited to expand in Portland,” said Kevin Summers,…

 Restaurant marketing success relies on the owner’s ability to highlight the location’s best features in way that guests can find them. The Internet is a great opportunity for this, but simply putting up a website with no information does nothing.…

All Tampa Bay, Florida locations of the popular seafood chain Red Lobster will soon be undergoing a total redesign. The company has developed a New England coast inspired store design that will be tested in the Tampa Bay area. Newly constructed…

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. has announced revenue and net income of $37.1 million and $1.2 million, respectively, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 3, 2011. This compares to revenue and net income of $32.6 million…

The Argonne Capital Group has acquired 40 IHOP chain restaurants. The restaurants are mainly located on the West coast in seven states including California. This bumps the number of Argonne or partner controlled IHOP franchises to 254. Argonne’s affiliate Neighborhood…

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. 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…

Social marketing can help restaurants attract new customers and connect with regulars, but few restaurants use this medium correctly. Zengo connects with its Facebook fans through contests and recipes, Havana Central has over 1000 Twitter subscribers, and Butter Lane Cupcakes…

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is introducing new menu items, including six new Citrus Grill BBQ platters (Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp, Steak Tenderloins, Naked Ribs, Pork Tenderloin, and Grilled Chicken) that have less than 600 calories. Top any of…

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…

Famous Dave’s, the award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant known for its barbequed and grilled meats, sandwiches, side items, salads and unique desserts, is opening its first location in Orange County at 2214 Tustin Ave. on Nov. 15. Offering lip-smacking BBQ favorites from…