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Famous Dave's founder to open second Old Southern BBQ in Twin Cities

The first opened on the Minneapolis-Edina border last year.

It's been more than a year since Famous Dave's founder Dave Anderson brought his new BBQ concept to Minnesota, and he's now ready to open a second location in the Twin Cities.

After opening on France Avenue in southwest Minneapolis, on the Edina border, in April 2017, Anderson will now be bringing the Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse to Arden Hills.

In an announcement on its Facebook page, the growing chain said it will be opening what would be its 5th restaurant overall at I-694 and Lexington.

"Thank you to all of our raving BBQ fans who have helped us reach this awesome moment," it adds, saying it's looking for staff to join its management team.

It's hoped that the Arden Hills restaurant will open by the end of the year, with the Pioneer Press reporting the chain is looking to open one or two more locations next year.

Anderson originally launched his new concept in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 2015.

He followed it with his second and third locations in Hudson and Rice Lake, before making the move to Minneapolis.

The barbecue specialist made his name with Famous Dave's, opening his first restaurant in 1994 before stepping down as chairman in 2004 to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs under President George W. Bush. He left the company fully in 2014 before being brought back in 2016 in an advisory role.

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