Famous Daves Dave Anderson

Famous Dave's founder Dave Anderson has returned to the barbecue chain.

Famous Dave’s tries to get its groove back

With its founder back, a new CEO and new management, chain works to return to its roots

On a recent Friday afternoon, Dave Anderson sat behind a table just inside the entrance of a suburban Minneapolis location of the restaurant chain he founded in 1994, Famous Dave’s. He signed autographs and posed for pictures with customers who consider him barbecue royalty.

“I’m glad you’re back,” one customer said. “This place wasn’t the same without you.”

It was a refrain repeated more than a few times during the autog

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