As of Apr 1, 2018, there were 152 Famous Dave's restaurants operated in 34 states, Puerto Rico and one Canadian province, including 16 company-operated restaurants and 136 franchise-operated restaurants.

In fiscal 2017, the company closed 26 net stores, systemwide.

At year-end, the company owned 4 restaurants and the remaining 12 locations were leased. Restaurants are built based off of three prototypes: 5,000 and 6,000 square foot packages built as free standing buildings, a 4,000 square foot model constructed as an end cap of a building, and a new 2,500 to 3,000 square foot design constructed as a counter-service location in an existing building or as an in-line location. Additionally, the company offers lower cost conversion packages that provide franchisees with the flexibility to build in cost effective formats, such as opportunities to convert existing restaurants into a Famous Dave’s restaurant.

Company-operated restaurants161637445054
Company-operated restaurant growth-54.3%-56.8%-15.9%-12.0%-7.4%1.9%
Franchised restaurants136134139135139140
Franchised restaurant growth-1.4%-3.6%3.0%-2.9%-0.7%3.7%
Systemwide restaurants152150176179189194
Systemwide restaurant growth-12.1%-14.8%-1.7%-5.3%-2.6%3.2%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft5,8005,6005,9005,8005,8005,800
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-2.2%-3.7%0.4%0.7%0.5%-0.1%