Experience Hoops Madness And Win Cash: Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Launches 'BBQ Bracket Busters' Contest

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Contestants Can Win Up to $2,500 Cash by Picking the Biggest Opening Round Upset

This is the first time Famous Dave’s has ever offered a contest surrounding the popular tournament

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) today announces the launch of its “BBQ Bracket Busters™” Contest, which offers basketball fans the opportunity to win up to $2,500 cash while watching the 2010 NCAA® Men’s College Basketball Tournament.

“This is the first time Famous Dave’s has ever offered a contest surrounding the popular tournament,” said Aric Nissen, Vice President of Marketing and Research and Development for Famous Dave’s. “Our mission is to offer guests a unique experience and reward them with a fun opportunity while enjoying this year’s tournament. We wanted to further engage sports fans and offer an opportunity for them to win cash while doing something they enjoy.”

Famous Dave’s invites basketball fans nationwide to participate in the contest. For those who have never set foot on a basketball court – no worries. Basketball knowledge is not required. In fact, that may be helpful! To enter, contestants simply pick the one game they believe will be the biggest upset of the 32 games in the first round of the 2010 NCAA® Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Picks must be submitted online at http://www.bbqbracketbusters.com no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

For those who accurately pick the biggest upset in the first round, they will continue to the next and final level of the contest. In this level, remaining contestants select the one game they believe will be the biggest upset in the tournament’s third round, as well as complete two tie breakers. The contest ends following the final game of the third round of the 2010 NCAA® Men’s College Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 26, 2010.

To win prizes, contestants must pick the one biggest upset from the tournament’s first and third rounds and win applicable tie breakers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $2,500 cash; the second place winner will receive $1,000 cash; and the third place winner will receive $500 cash. Winners will be announced on or around Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

For additional contest information and official rules, please visit http://www.bbqbracketbusters.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/famousdavesbbq) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/famous_daves). For more information about Famous Dave’s, please visit http://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 124 additional units in 36 states. The menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, an ample selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts. Famous Dave's has won over 400 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit http://www.famousdaves.com.

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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