Newest Famous Dave's Opens in St. George, Utah

FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA, INC. (Nasdaq:DAVE) President and CEO David Goronkin announced that the newest Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) opened on Monday, June 28, 2004 in St. George, Utah at 393 South River Road.

Famous Daves Utah BBQ, Inc. is the owner of the St. George Famous Dave's. In addition to the St. George location, Utah BBQ owns and operates three Famous Dave's restaurants in the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area and is developing five additional restaurants in the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area, one additional restaurant in Alaska and one additional restaurant in Utah. Utah BBQ joined Famous Dave's in 2002 when it purchased the Layton and Midvale, Utah Famous Dave's restaurants.

John Prince, a principal in Utah BBQ, also operates 23 Applebee's, one Hooters, 12 Sonic Drive Ins and five independent restaurants through William Tell, Inc.

"Famous Dave's is very excited to add a new restaurant in the southern part of Utah," said David Goronkin, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. "John Prince is an experienced and successful operator, and we are extremely happy that he continues to support the growth of Famous Dave's."

The new Famous Dave's is 6,400 square feet and has approximately 246 seats. Approximately 100 staff members have been hired for the St. George Famous Dave's. The restaurant provides an extensive array of catering services and offers a comprehensive take-out menu along with a full service bar.

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que features hickory-smoked St. Louis-style ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, and Famous Dave's award-winning Rich & Sassy(R) BBQ sauce. Additionally, the menu offers barbeque and Country Roasted Chicken, BBQ sandwiches, burgers and salads. Plus, the restaurant serves up such down home classics as made-from-scratch coleslaw, potato salad, Wilbur Beans, corn bread muffins and Famous Fries. Famous Dave's delectable homemade desserts include its award-winning bread pudding and hot fudge Kahlua brownie.

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