Founder of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Competes in New TV Series “SMOKED” on Destination America

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Dave Anderson, Famous Dave’s Founder, along with Franchisee David Marks, showcase their Bar-B-Que expertise and passion in new TV series "SMOKED"

All of us at Famous Dave’s of America are proud and excited that our founder, Famous Dave Anderson, was chosen to compete on SMOKED to showcase the authentic award-winning Bar-B-Que skills that make our restaurant & menu so deliciously special every day.

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) announced that founder and Bar-B-Que legend Famous Dave Anderson, along with champion pitmaster and long-time franchisee, David Marks, will be featured on the season finale of “SMOKED” – a new Bar-B-Que competition on Destination America, the only TV network dedicated to all-American entertainment. The nine-episode series airs Wednesdays at 10/9c, with the season finale featuring Famous Dave’s to air on August 3, 2016.

Each episode features two pitmaster teams who compete head-to-head in a Bar-B-Que battle, and is hosted by three-time world barbecue champion Myron Mixon, along with a rotating panel of all-star judges.

“All of us at Famous Dave’s of America are proud and excited that our founder, Famous Dave Anderson, was chosen to compete on SMOKED to showcase the authentic award-winning Bar-B-Que skills that make our restaurant and menu so deliciously special every day. We are fired up about SMOKED!" said Alfredo Martel, Chief Marketing Officer.

Overview of the Famous Dave’s Episode (Wednesday, August 3 at 10/9c):
Guest judges: Dr. BBQ and Moe Cason. The season finale is described by Destination America as, “The brains behind two of America’s biggest barbecue chains have come to Myron Mixon to settle their rivalry once and for all. ‘Famous’ Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que built his restaurant chain from the ground up 30 years ago, and he’s taking on Brandon Manly, the COO of Sonny’s BBQ and the head of the Sonny’s competitive BBQ cooking team. These two BBQ titans will face SMOKED’s biggest challenges yet, from grilling ribs in an hour to cooking a whole hog. The winner takes home $5,000 for his favorite charity, and the loser will donate another $5,000 out of his own pocket.” For a listing of all SMOKED episodes, please visit: press.discovery.com.

About Famous Dave’s of America, Inc.
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar-B-Que restaurants. As of May 4, 2016, The Company owns 37 locations and franchises 141 additional restaurants in 33 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates and Canada. Famous Dave's menu features award-winning Bar-B-Que and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and made-from-scratch desserts. Famous Dave's has won more than 700 awards for everything from "Best Ribs" to "Best Bar-B-Que Sauce" to "Best Cookbook" to "Top Barbeque Restaurant Franchise.” For more information, please visit: famousdaves.com.

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the expected financial impact of restaurant closures and lease terminations, 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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