As of Oct 1, 2017, there were 154 Famous Dave's restaurants operated in 34 states, Puerto Rico and one Canadian province, including 25 company-operated restaurants and 129 franchise-operated restaurants.

In fiscal 2016, the company closed 3 net stores, systemwide. The company closed 22 net stores, systemwide, in the first nine months of 2017. The company does not expect to open any new company-operated restaurants next year.

At year-end, the company owned 5 restaurants and the remaining 39 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 restaurants253744505453
Company-operated restaurant growth-32.4%-15.9%-12.0%-7.4%1.9%-1.9%
Franchised restaurants129139135139140135
Franchised restaurant growth-7.2%3.0%-2.9%-0.7%3.7%1.5%
Systemwide restaurants154176179189194188
Systemwide restaurant growth-12.5%-1.7%-5.3%-2.6%3.2%0.5%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft6,2005,9005,8005,8005,8005,800
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth5.8%0.4%0.7%0.5%-0.1%-0.8%