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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 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 or


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 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 “Buck-a-Bone” Rib-Tasting for “Save the Family Foundation of Arizona” and $10 Gift Card Giveaway March 29, 2010

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In celebration of their upcoming new restaurant opening at SanTan Village, Famous Dave’s BBQ invites the public to come to their SanTan location from 1-4 pm on Saturday April 3rd to indulge in Famous Dave’s award-winning St. Louis Style Ribs at their traditional pre-opening “Rib-Tasting” supporting the “Save the Family Foundation of Arizona.” Additionally, each customer who participates in this charity promotion will receive a $10 gift card redeemable only at Famous Dave’s SanTan Village from Opening Day, April 12th through May 31st.

This event will take place at the upcoming new restaurant site, located at 2206 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert, AZ.

“This is a great opportunity to introduce Famous Dave’s Award-Winning Ribs to the Gilbert community while really making a difference in the lives of some of our neighbors,” said John Erlandson, Managing Partner of Desert Ribs LLC. “Each customer is invited to try up to five of our world famous ribs for just $1.00 each. All proceeds from this fun and mouthwatering event will then be donated to the Save the Family organization.”

Save the Family has been in the Valley for more than 20 years. Their goal is to help homeless families transition to a self-sufficient life. Last year, Save the Family provided assistance to more than 300 families including approximately 600 children. Their programs also benefit more than 2,500 additional children through school outreach programs annually.

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que has received more than 400 national, regional and local awards for everything from Best Ribs to Best Sauce and Best Cookbook. The Famous Dave’s National Rib Cooking Team competes throughout the year with the top championship pit-masters in the country and has earned more 1st Place Awards than any other team in the U.S. Locally, Famous Dave’s has been recognized multiple times in the media as the Best BBQ Restaurant in Phoenix.

For information on Famous Dave’s menu and locations visit: For information on the Save the Family organization visit: