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Hi all,

Hasn't been much Dave news of late but just saw this:

MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 28, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Marking its first venture outside the US market, Famous Dave's of America, Inc. /quotes/zigman/61575/quotes/nls/dave DAVE -0.22% announced today that it has awarded a multi-unit franchise agreement to Famous Ribs of Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. The first location is anticipated to open June 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tribal Council Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. (TCIG) is a highly successful private investment holding that owns and operates the territory master franchise of Wok Box; a popular Asian quick-service family of restaurants. TCIG's subsidiary, Arctic Beverages Limited is the only First Nations owned and operated Pepsi bottler in the world which services the largest territory in Canada with Pepsi and Frito Lay products. In addition, TCIG's subsidiaries and key investment areas include wholesale, retail, construction, health services, financial services, transportation and real estate holdings.

Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's said, "This is an exciting announcement for Famous Dave's, as well as for all of our stakeholders. In the past, international opportunities have been presented to the Company, but after due diligence, the timing or the deal did not fit with our business plan. When we began discussions with TCIG, it was clear that their group was an ideal franchise partner. TCIG brings to the table a highly experienced management team in both the restaurant industry, as well as business in general. They are well established in the Canadian market and we are confident that they will represent the Famous Dave's brand with passion, by providing top-notch guest service and introducing our authentic, legendary pit BBQ to new fans across North America."

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