Famous Dave’s names John F. Gilbert III CEO

Famous Dave’s names John F. Gilbert III CEO

Gilbert replaces Christopher O’Donnell, who remains president and COO

Famous Dave’s of America Inc. said Monday it has named board member John F. Gilbert III chief executive, replacing Christopher O’Donnell, who will remain with the company as president and chief operating officer.

Most recently, Gilbert had been the chief executive of retailer Vermont Teddy Bear, and has been on Famous Dave’s board of directors for about a year. He also serves on the board of Ignite Restaurant Group, the parent to Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House

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