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FREE BBQ FOR VETERANS AT VALLEY FAMOUS DAVE’S on NOV 11 October 30, 2012

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In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.”

The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country Roasted or Barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

The Veteran must provide either a U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement w/photo ID, dog tags w/ a picture ID, or photo of them in uniform.

“Supporting our local Veterans is very important to me and our staff,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s Restaurants and Catering company. Very important in part, because Erlandson is not only a Army Reserves Veteran, but also a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. He is proud to be able to give back. “This is just a small way for all of us at Famous Dave’s here in Phoenix to show our appreciation for their selflessness and service to our country,” said Erlandson.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rdAvenue, SanTanVillage in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to www.famousdavesbbq.com for full offer details.

Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches and home-style desserts. A Lil’ Wilbur Kid’s Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats. For more info, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.com

 

OSR PHYSICAL THERAPY Celebrates Ten Years of Service with Open House

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(Anthem, AZ October 2012) Orthopedic and Sports Rehab (OSR) Physical Therapy is celebrating ten years of service this November. Opened in 2002 by husband and wife physical therapists’, Aaron and Kori Williams, OSR has endured the most challenging economic situations to open four clinics throughout the valley, with more locations planned in the next year. With a distinct mission to provide patients with highly qualified care and hands-on personalized rehabilitation, OSR has proven results. On November 8th from 5-8pm at each of their four locations, OSR will be celebrating the milestone with an open house for past and present patients, local physicians and the surrounding community. Food, drink, anniversary cake, raffles and giveaways will be provided and the original Anthem office will also host a bounce house, face painting and live music provided by Kip Fox.

 

OSR’s first ever location, in Anthem, is a spacious 4,000 sq. ft. facility which offers the latest in physical therapy equipment and technology, providing an optimal healing environment for patients and their families. In 2008, OSR expanded to North Phoenix in Mountainside Fitness and again in 2009 with clinics in Peoria and Gilbert. Each of their facilities, along with all staff, promotes healthy living and fast but stable recovery in a fun and energetic environment.

Despite the recession, the Williams’ have been successful in expanding an additional three locations, with the same commitment and service that made their Anthem location such a success. They understood the recipe for triumph in the physical therapy industry relies in the dedication displayed in daily operations and a willingness to positively affect the lives of those suffering from injury or pain.

 

“Although we treat people of all ages with various types of pains and injuries, including orthopedic and post surgical, we treat many young athletes,” said Aaron Williams. “Each year, more than 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 receive medical treatment for some sports-related injury and we at OSR are dedicated to helping those in the Valley recover quickly and safely.”

 

OSR is currently the official provider of rehab services’ for Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, providing their athletes with service to heal their injuries. OSR also currently hosts a free clinic on Saturdays’ called “Bumps and Bruises” where kids can receive quick evaluations of their past week in sports. OSR’s aquatic therapy program at their Gilbert location has been proven extremely effective in treatment for patients that have recently had surgery, a unique approach not offered by many therapy providers.

 

OSR is looking forward to more decades in business and a future filled with many more locations across our Valley. For now however, they wish to continue their commitment to their patients, both past and present, and hope they are able to celebrate success November 8th at any of their locations. To find out more about OSR, visit www.osrphysicaltherapy.com/

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ABOUT (OSR) Physical Therapy

Founded in Anthem, Arizona in 2002 by Physical Therapist, Aaron Williams, Orthopedic & Sports Rehab (OSR) Physical Therapy provides patients with highly qualified care and hands-on personalized rehabilitation services’ intended to produce results. OSR is a comprehensive out-patient physical therapy clinic that specializes in treating a wide variety of problems and diagnoses related to: orthopedic injury, sports injury, post-surgical injury, soft-tissue injury, back and neck pain, motor-vehicle accidents, general hand therapy, work-related injury, and neurological disorders. Remaining committed to continued growth and excellent care for their patients has OSR among the very best. Their four facilities throughout the Valley offer the latest in physical therapy equipment and technology in order to provide an optimal healing environment for patients and their families. Their clinics are available for tours. For more information visit http://www.osrphysicaltherapy.com/

OPEN HOUSE EVENT:

WHAT: 10th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, November 8th 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: 

·        **OSR Anthem Clinic 41125 Daisy Mountain Drive, Suite 121  (623) 551-9708

·        OSR N. Phoenix Clinic 2655 West Carefree Highway in Mountainside Fitness (623) 434-4655

·        OSR Peoria Clinic at 9784 West Yearling Road (623) 412-2117

·        OSR Gilbert Clinic at 3345 Val Vista Drive in Mountainside Fitness. (480) 857-7123

WHY: OSR will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with an open house for past and present patients, local physicians and the surrounding community. Food, drink, anniversary cake, raffles and giveaways will be provided. 

**The original Anthem office will also host a bounce houses, face painting and live music provided by Kip Fox.

 

 

Famous Dave’s Competes in Food Network’s Best In Smoke BBQ Showdown May 2, 2011

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Famous Dave’s in the Valley (Mesa, Chandler, SanTan and Peoria) will be serving Blackberry BBQ Ribs and Blackberry BBQ Lettuce Wraps that were introduced by Dave during the Best In Smoke competition. 

 Founder of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Competes in Food Network’s Best In Smoke BBQ Showdown

Dave Anderson, Famous Dave’s Founder, shows off BBQ expertise and passion

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 26, 2011– Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) announced today that Famous Dave Anderson, BBQ legend  and founder of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, along with Charlie Torgerson, Directory of Culinary, will be featured in Food Network’s Best In Smoke competition, a new four episode program that premieres Sunday, May 8, 2011.

Aric Nissen, Famous Dave’s Vice President, Marketing and R&D said, “Famous Dave’s is extremely proud that Food Network has recognized Famous Dave Anderson as one of six of the best BBQ masters in the country to compete in Best In Smoke. In fact, the four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley (Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue, SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road) will be serving Blackberry BBQ Ribs and Blackberry BBQ Lettuce Wraps that were introduced by Dave during the Best In Smoke competition.”

Dave Anderson founded Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in his quest to serve authentic, legendary pit BBQ to people across the country.  “Dave’s passion for BBQ is unmatched,” continued Nissen.  “Most people are surprised to learn that we have ‘scratch’ kitchens, using the freshest of ingredients and that we smoke, cook, and grill our menu items right there in the kitchen. Our BBQ is smoked for up to 10 long hours in smokers on site at each location. That is what makes all Famous Dave’s locations authentic BBQ joints.”

The Best In Smoke series premieres on Sunday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Six of the best barbecue masters hailing from cities across the U.S. meet in New York City to face off for a $50,000 grand prize and the right to claim the title of Best In Smoke. Hosted by Bryan Caswell (season three contestant on The Next Iron Chef), this competition tests the competitors’ endurance and skill as they take on multiple challenges in a day with limited resources and cook for vastly different audiences.

From barbecue to desserts to single bite hors d’oeuvres, no food is off limits. Contestants show off their personal style and quick wit throughout the competition, but a final mad dash to three separate venues around Manhattan and Brooklyn will determine which competitor will be awarded the coveted title of Best In Smoke.  At the end of each week’s episode, viewers will learn which competitors advance to the next round of the competition.

Host Bryan Caswell kicks off the competition on the premiere show by challenging the six teams to create their best “single bite” for the judges. Once the clock starts, it’s an all-out scramble and the competitor who cooks up the best “single bite” wins immunity from elimination and joins the judging panel for the next round. Then, the competitors devise the ideal BBQ hors d’oeuvre for an upscale art gallery opening. The fate of the finalists hangs on the opinions of the gallery guests who decide which competitor is safe from elimination.

Famous Dave’s will use innovative social media to make the show more available to Guests and fans.  Founder Dave Anderson and Charlie Torgerson will host an “After the Show ‘Que & A” on Monday, May 9, that will be live-streamed from a Minneapolis Famous Dave’s restaurant.  The show will be hosted online on the Famous Dave’s website so fans from all over the world will be able to view the after show live at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.  Fans will be able to submit questions, and Dave and Charlie will answer them live, along with sharing special moments and behind-the-scenes insights.  If Dave and Charlie make it to the next round, the live-streaming after shows will continue airing online on Monday nights.

About Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) was founded by ‘Famous’ Dave Anderson, whose passion for BBQ led him on a 25-year cross-country trek to find the best regional BBQ recipes in the country before opening the first Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI.  As of today, the company owns 52 locations and franchises 130 additional units in 37 states, and is known for its on-premise real pit smokers, scratch-recipe cooking, and 500 national and regional awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook.  They offer a wide variety of BBQ favorites including signature award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, and Country-Roasted Chicken.  Each seasoning blend was personally developed by Dave himself after years of trial and error to bring flavorful and authentic BBQ to his Guests.  Scratch-recipes round out the menu with delicious sides and desserts that include meaty Wilbur Beans, Drunkin’ Apples, and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding.

For more information, please visit 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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Note to Editors: Contact Jean Golden (612-385-2324 or jean@goldenpublicity.com) for Dave Anderson interviews, photography and other requests.

 

Free Meal for Vets at Famous Dave’s in Valley October 22, 2010

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To commemorate Veterans Day 2010, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of the Valley is offering all Veterans a FREE meal. From 11 AM to 10 PM on Thursday, November 11, Veterans of military service can visit one of the four (4) Famous Dave’s locations in the Valley for a complementary entrée off their special menu. The Veteran must provide some kind of identification proving that he/she is a Veteran, such as an old Military ID, dog tags with a picture ID, photo of them in uniform or some sort of memorabilia from their time in service.

“Honoring our local Veterans is very important to me,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s Famous Dave’s, Army ReservesVeteran and Ranger School graduate.  “This is just a small way for my wife and me to salute Veterans’ and show our appreciation to them for serving our Nation.  We want to recognize and honor them for their selflessness, not just on Veterans Day but throughout the year.”

Erlandson added that all Valley Famous Dave’s always offer “Military Monday’s,” which is a year-long promotion in which all Famous Dave’s Valley locations provide anyone with a military ID or family military ID a 20% discount on their meal every Monday, at any location in the Valley.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue, SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to www.famousdavesbbq.com for full offer details.

Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslawand Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches andhome-style desserts. A Lil’ Wilbur Kid’s Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats. For more info, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.com

 

RIBZILLA is here! October 5, 2010

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Famous Dave’s in the Valley will offer a Beef Short Rib called the “Ribzilla” as a special feature on the menu beginning October 4 and ending November 21.

Dr. Pepper Glazed Beef Short Rib Platter: Beef Short Rib, 2 sides of choice, corn on the cob, corn muffin. $18.99

Dr. Pepper Glazed Beef Short Rib Sandwich: Sandwich with 1 side. $10.99

Wedge Salad with muffin: Lettuce wedge, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, grape tomatoes, Jalapeño bacon, Bleu cheese dressing and a muffin. $5.99

Cherry Cobbler: Served warm with vanilla ice cream. $5.99

LOCATIONS: Valley Famous Dave’s in Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue; Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road and in Gilbert at SanTan Village at 2206 East Williams Field Road. www.famousdavesbbq.com.

 

Do you LIKE Famous Dave’s? Win a Backyard BBQ Party for 20 people! July 21, 2010

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Starting July 21 until July 28, go to www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves and “Like” us. Then, tell us why in a post and finish this sentence “I like Famous Dave’s because ____.”
A winner will be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

The winner must schedule the Backyard BBQ party on a weekend in August or in September (excluding Labor Day.)

PRIZE DETAILS: The backyard BBQ for the winner will be as follows:
• Location will be at the home or venue of the winner’s choice. *Venue must be approved by famous Dave’s of Phoenix catering office
• Famous Dave’s will serve Ribs, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Coleslaw, Muffins and Bread Pudding
• Famous Dave’s will grill on site with a grill master
• This will be a full service event (with grill master) for a maximum of 20 people

It is allowed that the winner may purchase more than the food/beverage included, including labor.

 

Famous Dave’s Football Specials October 5, 2009

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FAMOUS DAVE’S (Mesa, Chandler, Peoria) FOOTBALL PROMOTION
September 10TH – January 3RD

FOOD PROMOTION: Available during any Regular Season NFL or College Football game
Pigskin Pairings $5.99 each

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
6 Wings & Fries
1 Pound of Rib Tips & Fries
Onion Strings & Fries
24 Deep Fried Hell Fire Pickle Chips & Fries
Hotlink & Fries
2 BBQ Buddies & Fries

CHOOSE A DOMESTIC PINT (ask your server for selection) OR A SODA, ICED TEA OR LEMONADE

**Available Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and Thursday night during Regular Season, TELEVISED Football games only

There are three Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley – in Chandler on the Southside of the Chandler Fashion Center at 3250 West Frye Road; in Peoria across from the Peoria Sports Complex at 16148 North 83rd Avenue and in Mesa next to Bass Pro at 1011 Dobson Road. http://www.famousdavesbbq.com.