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In America and beyond, BBQ isn’t just a type of food – it’s a way of life.


When you join the Famous Dave’s family as a Franchise Owner, you’ll become part of a thriving community of enthusiastic business owners, BBQ lovers, and visionaries. And best of all, buying a Franchise Restaurant with Famous Dave’s means being served a heaping plate of opportunities to grow and succeed. With a diverse selection of available markets, you could be well on your way to launching a Famous Dave’s franchise in your community.


Are you ready to jump into entrepreneurship by investing in one of America’s highest-grossing franchises? When you partner with Famous Dave’s, you can be confident that you’re making an exciting move as both a business owner and BBQ enthusiast. Famous Dave’s has nearly 200 restaurants and counting in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. You can find our signature sauces and other produce in grocery stores around America, and we’ve earned more than 700 industry awards for our unfailing commitment to first-class barbecue.


...but not for long.

After two years of perfecting our support system, improving our recipes and infusing industry-leading technologies into all aspects of the business, we are once again ready to award franchise territories all over the country.

Open the Doors to a Famous Dave’s BBQ in Your Local Market

If you’re searching for “Famous Dave’s franchise opportunities near me,” you’re in the right place: we have a wide range of geographical markets now available. For two years, our team poured their hearts and souls into perfecting every last detail about the Famous Dave’s model, from our famous recipes to operational technologies. And now, we’re excited to open up franchise opportunities in a number of states, including 46 of the 50 United States.

From Austin to Atlanta, and from California to Maine’s great state, you can open a Famous Dave’s BBQ location in your hometown. But just like our steaming-hot plates of barbecue, we can’t promise that these franchise options will be around for long – the demand is high, and markets are being claimed at a record rate, so don’t delay on your dream of becoming a franchise owner.


AlabamaAll territories available
AlaskaAll territories available
Arizona(Currently unavailable: Phoenix)
ArkansasAll territories available
California(Currently unavailable: Butte County, El Dorado, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange County, Placer, Ventura, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, San Diego, Shasta County, Sutter County, Yoba, and Yolo)
Colorado(Currently unavailable: Denver)
ConnecticutAll territories available
DelawareAll territories available
FloridaAll territories available
GeorgiaAll territories available
Hawaii(Note: Non-registered state)
Idaho(Currently unavailable: Kootenai County)
Illinois(Currently unavailable: Kankakee, Will, Cook, Grundy, LaSalle, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties)
Indiana(Currently unavailable: LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Jasper, and Newton Counties)
IowaAll territories available
Kansas(Currently unavailable: Johnson and Wyandotte Counties)
KentuckyAll territories available
LouisianaAll territories available
MaineAll territories available
MarylandAll territories available
MassachusettsAll territories available
MichiganAll territories available
Michigan(Currently unavailable: Detroit and Washtenaw County)
MinnesotaAll territories available
MississippiAll territories available
Missouri(Currently unavailable: Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties)
Montana(Currently unavailable: Cascade County)
NebraskaAll territories available
Nevada(Currently unavailable: Washoe, Storey, Carson City, Douglas, and Lyon Counties)
New HampsireAll territories available
New JerseyAll territories available
New MexicoAll territories available
New YorkAll territories available
North Carolina(Currently unavailable: Anson, Richmond, Union, Cabarrus, Stanly, Rowan, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland, Catawba, Burke, Iredell, Alexander, Caldwell, Avery, Watauga, and Ashe Counties)
North Dakota(Currently unavailable: Williams, Ward, and Stark Counties)
Ohio(Currently unavailable: Cuyahoga, Lake, and Summit Counties)
OklahomaAll territories available
PennsylvaniaAll territories available
Rhode IslandAll territories available
South Carolina(Currently unavailable: York, Chester, Lancaster, and Chesterfield Counties)
South Dakota(Currently unavailable: Pennington County)
TennesseeAll territories available
TexasAll territories available
VermontAll territories available
VirginiaAll territories available
West VirginiaAll territories available
WisconsinAll territories available
WyomingAll territories available
In addition to the states noted above, Famous Dave’s is also available for expansion outside the United States or Canada. If you’re feeling inspired to bring a Famous Dave’s to Latin America or Asia, we’d love to chat with you – a conversation ideally held over a big plate of our BBQ!


Famous Dave’s is looking for individuals who are prepared to open and operate a franchise location with the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to quality we’ve become known for. You’re ready to own a restaurant franchise location that won’t just survive but will thrive. And together, we can put a smile (and plenty of barbecue sauce!) on the face of every guest that comes through your doors.

But first, you probably want to know a little more about us and what makes Famous Dave’s one of the best restaurant franchise opportunities out there. Here are just some of the factors that make Famous Dave’s franchise owners such a proud, passionate, and successful bunch.


We’ve crafted an unheard variety of options for Franchise Owners, giving you the benefit of a franchise model that’s totally tailored to your market, goals, and vision. Our model rollouts let you choose between either a QSR or full-service format, opening up a scalable footprint that sets you up for success in your chosen market.


For our franchisees, the average gross revenue reaches an astounding $2.6 million and growing! We’ve amped up our executive and support team and have expanded potential revenue streams by getting creative with business models and strategies like third-party delivery. The result? You have the potential to make a pretty promising profit once you’re up and running.


Famous Dave’s family is enthusiastic, fun, and always ready to offer a helping hand. That’s why we’re committed to supporting potential franchisees through our one-of-a-kind education process. We want you to feel completely confident in your decision to move forward with Famous Dave’s, so we’ll work closely with you to dive into everything you need to know about franchising with us. And don’t worry – we make sure that the process is both fun and informative from start to finish.

Don’t wait any longer to turn your love of good food and great opportunity into a life-changing business decision. Complete a short inquiry form to receive our franchise report and connect with our franchise support team today!


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