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Famous Dave's

Franchise

Famous Dave's of America operates and franchises more than 160 barbecue restaurants in about 35 states, primarily Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The eateries serve St. Louis-style ribs, Georgia chopped pork, and Texas brisket. Most restaurants resemble 1930s-era roadhouse shacks, although others follow the decor of a hunting lodge or a Chicago-style blues club featuring live music. The company also distributes barbecue sauce, seasonings, and prepared meats through grocery stores and other retail outlets. Famous Dave's owns more than 40 of its restaurants and franchises the rest.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$200,000
Net worth required
$500,000
Investment
$630,000 - $4,100,000
Franchise fee
$40,000
Units in operation
176

Overview

To open a location, you should have $200,000 available as liquid capital. $500,000 is the minimum net worth required to open a location. The low end of the total investment required to open a new franchise is $630,000. $4,100,000 is the maximum that someone opening a location should expect to invest. New franchisees pay Famous Dave's a franchise fee of $40,000. There are currently 176 Famous Dave's units in operation.

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