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Dave_headshotThe Original Famous Dave’s Restaurant in Hayward is the birthplace of the Award-Winning nationally recognized restaurant, Famous Dave’s, which has proudly grown to over 200 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and now Puerto Rico!

The Original Famous Dave’s was created from Dave Anderson’s passion and love for great tasting barbeque. Years before The Original Famous Dave’s open their doors Dave Anderson was traveling the country visiting every BBQ joint and smokehouse imaginable as he perfected his barbeque sauces and seasonings.  Once he had created the most mouth-watering sauces he began throwing backyard barbeque parties and creating raving fans of his BBQ!  These backyard parties grew until May 1994 when Dave Anderson opened the doors to the Original Famous Dave’s in Hayward Wisconsin.  Dave’s raving fans blew the doors open; in a town of only 1,800 people The Original Famous Dave’s had no advertising and by the end of its first Summer was serving 4,000 – 6,000 raving fans a week.

The love and demand for Famous Dave’s BBQ feast continued to grow, so Dave opened the second location in the Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills. From there Dave’s continued to spread the barbeque love and passion all across American growing it to one of America’s most loved barbeque restaurants.

20 years later Dave Anderson officially retired from Famous Dave’s of America, but his barbeque love and passion is still strong as ever.  Dave and his wife Kathy still own and operate the Original Famous Dave’s in Hayward Wisconsin.  Since his retirement you’ll often find Dave at the restaurant creating new mouth-watering recipes for his guests to enjoy.

To Learn more about Famous Dave Anderson or book him as a keynote for your next conference please visit www.AmericasRibKing.com