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Famous Dave's Sets Timing of 4th Quarter Earnings Release & Conference Call

January 9, 2004 at 7:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In conjunction with Famous Dave's Fourth Quarter earnings release, the Company invites all those interested in hearing management's discussion of the year to join the conference call at 10:00 AM Central Time on March 4, 2004 by dialing (800) 374-1553. A reply will be available for one week following the call by dialing (800) 642-1687; Conference ID "4888548". Participants may also access a live webcast of the discussion through the Investor Relations section of Famous Dave's web site at .

About Famous Dave's. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. The company currently owns 38 locations and franchises 54 additional units in 23 states and has signed development agreements for an additional 137 franchised locations. Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, an ample selection of salads, side items, sandwiches and unique desserts.

Certain matters discussed within this press release, including timing of the transaction, restaurant openings and expansion plans, may be 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 defer materially from Famous Dave's expectation include availability of consents, 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.

SOURCE  Famous Dave's of America, Inc.
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    /CONTACT: David Goronkin of Famous Dave's of America, +1-952-294-1300/
    /Web site: /

CO:  Famous Dave's of America, Inc.
ST:  Minnesota

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