Dave Anderson's mom's Indian Frybread Stand at the Honor The Earth Pow-Wow on the Lac Courte Orielles Ojibway Reservation in Hayward Wisconsin. Where Anderson humble began to learn how to cook and serve people.

Dave Anderson with Zig Ziglar, W.Clement Stone, author of, "The Power of Positive Thinking", and Og Mandino the author of, "The World's Greatest Salesman". Legends in the world of motivational speakers. Anderson pictured at a dinner in Chicago to honor the life's work of Napoleon Hill, author of "Think And Grow Rich!".

Dave Anderson is best known as “Famous Dave” founder of Famous Dave’s of America, with over 180 restaurants and growing.  Famous Dave's has received unprecedented recognition as one of the “Hottest Concepts in America” by Nation’s Restaurant News reaching over $500 Million in sales and winning nearly 700 awards. Dave has helped found several publicly traded companies on Wall Street, creating over 20,000 new jobs and Billions in sales. 

Dave's life story has been featured in two best-selling books on the New York Times Best Seller's List... In Dave’s own life, he has experienced adversity, frustration, and bankruptcy as well as tremendous success.  Dave received a prestigious Presidential appointment, which required a full senate confirmation and has served several governors in advisory positions.  Dave has appeared on all major networks including: The Food Network, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, CNBC's The Next Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Regis and Kathy Lee, FOX & Friends NYC Morning Show, The Travel Channel, and The Oprah Winfrey Show to receive Oprah's Angel Award for his leadership work with at-risk youth.

This highly successful entrepreneur was in the bottom half of his high school class, but has earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University without an undergraduate degree and has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his life's work. 

Dave is the author of six books including Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook, LifeSkills, Rib-o’Licious, Recipes for Success, Report Cards to Paychecks, and Getting Sauced: Famous Dave’s Story of Sobriety.



"Famous Dave" Anderson