Famous Dave's


Famous Dave's logoFamous Dave’s of America is a casual-dining chain that specializes in barbeque. The company has 192 U.S. units and did nearly $500 million in U.S. systemwide sales last year. The brand is owned by Famous Dave’s of America Inc, a publicly traded restaurant company (Ticker: DAVE) that also operates a fast-casual spin-off of the original concept.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Casual Dining

Headquarters: Minnetonka, Minn.

CEO: Ed Rensi

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $497.4 million (U.S., FY 2013)

Total Units: 192
(U.S., FY 2013)

Sales Per Unit: $2.62 million (Estimated, FY 2013)

Source: NRN Top 100 report

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