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Dave Anderson, Founder of Famous Dave’s Restaurant Honored with induction to the Barbecue

American grill master and Rib King Dave Anderson of Famous Dave's has been recently announced as an inductee to the Barbecue Hall of Fame® 2017 by the American Royal Association in USA and was awarded the prestigious honor of "Pitmaster". This prestigious honor recognizes the best and the brightest in the BBQ world for their outstanding and significant contributions to the barbecue community and demonstration of extraordinary achievement and service in barbecue excellence.


Each year, the Barbecue Hall of Fame® mission is to identify and honor the evolving history and traditions of barbecue while recognizing, documenting and preserving the heritage of barbecue in the world. Induction into the Barbecue Hall of Fame® is barbecue's top honor and recognizes the substantial influence to the advancement of barbecue.

Delighted on being conferred this honor, Founder, Dave Anderson expressed his pride in receiving this lifetime award by saying: "I am immensely proud that my efforts have garnered in this prestigious recognition, being inducted in the 2017 class of Hall of Fame. This is a torch that I will bear for the evolution of Barbecue not only in the USA but worldwide. My success is the success of the brilliant members, collaborators and partners I have worked with in these decades to build the popularity of the brand which was not possible without them."

He also added: "People consistently ask how I got involved in barbecue, and I always answer that I was born into barbecue. My dad loved his home cooking and his Real Pit Barbecue done the 'Old School Way' of smoke and meat, smoldered over live burning embers. I have never thought of what I do as a business, but a way of life. Barbecue has been my life's passion and there's nothing more that I love than making people happy with the foods I grew up with."

Commenting on this heartening news, Shafeena Yusuff Ali, CEO Tablez Food Group said: "We, at Tablez Food Company are overjoyed for Dave Anderson's achievement and we all congratulate him for this amazing recognition. Dave is the first person we met from the brand prior to acquiring the franchise, and his passion, dedication and spirit immediately provided the must require comfort to bring Famous Dave's BBQ to our region and delight our guests with an authentic taste of BBQ, as the pitmaster behind is a unique man who believes in world-class offerings only".

"Today, Famous Dave's successfully operates with two outlets in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, serving almost 5,500 raving fans a week." She concluded.

Dave is always striving to developing new and amazing rib recipes and tasty new barbecue sauces, which are featured in two award winning cookbooks Rib-O-Liciousand Famous Dave's Barbecue Party Cookbook. Both books won "Best Barbecue/Grill Cookbooks in America by the National Barbecue Association. The sale of these books has generated over $1M in profit which Dave and his wife Kathy have generously donated to the LifeSkills and CareerSkills programs they are working on with at-risk Native Youth.