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Famous Dave’s debuts first restaurant outside the US

Famous Dave’s of America Inc. has opened the company's first Canadian franchise location in Winnipeg. The Minnetonka-based barbecue chain also expects to open a Puerto Rico restaurant by December.
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Famous Dave’s of America Inc. has opened the company's first Canadian franchise location in Winnipeg. The Minnetonka-based barbecue chain also expects to open a Puerto Rico restaurant by December, Nation's Restaurant News reports. 

The Winnipeg Free Press reports several more Famous Dave's will open in Canada, although the number and locations are yet to be decided.

Famous Dave's plans to expand the company's North American footprint to 400-500 restaurants, according to a news release.

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