Famous Dave’s, (Famous Dave’s) (NASDAQ: DAVE), demonstrated once again its position in the world of barbecue by taking home nine National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) 2013 Awards of Excellence from this year’s National Conference and Trade Show.
“Our company embraces authentic pit-smoked barbecue and all the passion that goes along with it,” said founder, “Famous Dave” Anderson. “These are truly great honors.”
The NBBQA annual Awards of Excellence recognize “the very best in barbecue sauces, dry rubs & seasonings, marinades, accessories and more.” This year’s competition was stiff, generating nearly 600 entries. Among the Famous Dave’s awards won were first and second place for the company’s two varieties of Bar-B-Que Kettle Chips and second and third place honors for its Pineapple Rage and Sweet & Zesty sauces.
Famous Dave Anderson was also elected to the NBBQA National Board as Vice President representing Region Three.
“I feel blessed to be part of a great organization like the National Barbecue Association,” said Anderson. “We’re seeing an explosion of interest in all things smoked, grilled or sauced so it’s an honor to be elected to the Board of Directors at a critical time in the growth of this food industry category. The NBBQA stands to become as relevant as the National Dairy Council or the National Restaurant Association – almost every home in America has a backyard barbecue grill!”
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbecue restaurants. The company owns 53 locations and franchises 134 additional units in 34 states and 1 Canadian province. The menu features award-winning barbecued and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches and unique desserts. Famous Dave’s has won almost 700 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit www.famousdaves.com.