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Corrie Kvasnicka Joins Famous Dave's of America, Inc. as Vice President of Purchasing

May 6, 2002 at 11:35 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announced today that Corrie Kvasnicka has rejoined the Company as Vice President of Purchasing.

Ms. Kvasnicka, who formerly served as Director of Purchasing for Famous Dave's, will oversee the company-wide purchasing process for all 58 locations, including both company-owned stores and franchises. In addition, she is responsible for vendor relations, vendor contract negotiations and specification adherence.

"Corrie's knowledge and experience is an ideal fit for the Famous Dave's team. She is highly experienced in managing the purchasing process, within both the franchise and corporate-owned settings. Her background and experience will play a key role in the strategic growth of the company as we continue our national growth through franchising and corporate store development," said Famous Dave's President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin O'Dowd.

Ms. Kvasnicka most recently served as the Vice President of Purchasing for FoodStreet Plus and Embers America. Prior to that, Ms. Kvasnicka was the Director of Purchasing for Famous Dave's of America.

    About Famous Dave's of America
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. The company currently owns 34 locations and franchises an additional 24 units in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Its menu features award-winning barbecued and grilled meats, and a wide selection of salads, side items, sandwiches and unique desserts.

Certain matters discussed within this press release, including statements regarding revenue and profit forecasts, new restaurant sites, restaurant openings and expansion plans, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Famous Dave's of America, Inc. believes the expectation 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, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports.

CONTACT:          Famous Dave's of America, Inc., Minneapolis
                  Doug Anderson, 952/294-1300

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