Famous Dave's of America, Inc.  announced that it has opened its newest award-winning barbecue restaurant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This opening at the Abu Dhabi Mall represents the first expansion for the brand outside of North America.

In October of 2015 Famous Dave’s announced its partnership with Tablez Food Company to open four locations within the United Arab Emirates. Tablez Food Company is a development firm that specializes in food and beverage concepts with renowned success and exceptional food quality. Famous Dave’s is the franchise groups’ first and only barbecue concept in its portfolio.

“This opening is an important milestone for Famous Dave’s and we are excited to bring our authentic award–winning All-American Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que to the region,” says Adam Wright, CEO of Famous Dave's of America, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with Tablez, the best food and beverage group in the UAE, to provide our world-class barbecue dining experience specifically customized for the United Arab Emirates. Our UAE menu features slow-smoked brisket, beef ribs, beef short ribs, leg of lamb, lamb ribs, and chicken while also offering some of Dave's personal favorites including wild rice soup and bread pudding.”

“Our vision is to become a leading player in the food & beverage retail sector by bringing in world-class brands to the region,” says Shafeena Yusuf All, CEO of Tablez Food Company. “Famous Dave’s food quality, great tasting barbecue and reputation for excellence make them an ideal brand to introduce to UAE. We are proud to be the first to bring a barbecue experience that will delight and exceed the expectations of our guests.”

Famous Dave’s new franchise partners expect to open their second location in Dubai later this year

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