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Quitters never
win and winners
never quit.
WISDOM KEY: If you fail, quickly try again. The difference between winners and losers is how fast they get back into the game. Quitting is the easy way out. Winners are not quitters. Winners are determined and persistent. By not giving in and quitting, you will begin to conquer your own fears. Once you have conquered your fears, you will wonder, “Why didn’t I try this sooner?” Determination conquers fear. Persistence conquers fear. Your attitude conquers fear.

Dave's AWARDS

HONORS, AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Few restaurants in history have achieved as much recognition in a few short years as Famous Dave’s of America
“RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR”
David W. Anderson
Best Restaurant Issue
• Mpls./St. Paul Magazine

David W. Anderson
“ EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” Ernst & Young, NASDAQ, USA Today

“GREATEST RIBS IN AMERICA”
Great American Rib Cookoff, Cleveland, OH

PEOPLE’S CHOICE • “BEST RIBS” Naperville Ribfest, Naperville, IL

CRITIC’S CHOICE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE “BEST RIBS”
Fargo Dome Ribfest, Fargo, ND

“BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN” STARR AWARD
Minnesota Shopping Center Association

“BEST NEW RESTAURANT”
Annual  Reader’s Poll
• Mpls/St. Paul magazine

“BEST RESTAURANT PROMOTER”
“Famous Dave” Anderson
Mpls./St. Paul magazine

“BEST LAST MEAL
IN THE TWIN CITIES”
Best of the Twin Cities Issue
• Mpls./St. Paul magazine

“BEST NEW RESTAURANT”
Madison Capital Times

“BEST LAST MEAL IN MINNESOTA”
Annual Reader’s Poll
• Minnesota Monthly Magazine

“BEST BBQ SAUCE IN AMERICA!”
mild tomato category
American Royal Barbecue Contest

“BEST RESTAURANT IN NAPERVILLE”
Naperville Sun, Naperville, IL.

David W. Anderson “ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR”
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Mpls.

National Recognition - Nation’s Restaurant News named Famous Dave’s  of America
1997 HOT CONCEPT
Famous Dave’s has been showcased as one of the hottest growth concepts in America for originality and innovation in menu, decor and service as well as strong consumer appeal.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE • “BEST RIBS” CRITIC’S CHOICE • “BEST SAUCE” Twin Cities Ribfest, Minneapolis, MN

“BEST SAUCE IN AMERICA”
Great American Rib Cookoff, Cleveland, OH

“BEST RIBS” Annual Reader’s Poll
• City Pages
• Mpls./St. Paul magazine
• Minnesota Monthly magazine

“BEST TRADITIONAL TAKE-OUT MENU” National Barbecue Association

“BEST MUSIC”
Annual Reader’s Poll
• Minnesota Monthly Magazine
• Mpls./St. Paul magazine

“HOT NEW CONCEPT”
Chain Leader
National Restaurant Chain Publication

“BEST DESSERTS”
Annual Reader’s Poll
• Minnesota Monthly Magazine

“BEST BBQ JOINT”
Best of the Twin Cities Issue
• Mpls/St. Paul Magazine

“BEST TAKE-OUT”
Best Restaurant Issue
• Mpls/St. Paul Magazine

Voted "BEST BBQ COOKBOOK IN AMERICA"

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
BEST NEW BARBECUE/GRILL COOKBOOK
National Barbecue Association
World’s Largest and Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest , Kansas City, MO
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