MINNEAPOLIS Famous Dave’s of America Inc., the casual ribs chain based here, has promoted Christopher O’Donnell to chief operating officer and Joleen Flory-Lundgren to executive vice president, human resources and training.
O’Donnell’s is responsible for company operations, franchise operations and franchise relationships. He joined Famous Dave’s in January 1998 and held the position of executive vice president of operations prior to his promotion. O’Donnell has also served in human resources, training and research and development.
In her new role, Flory-Lundgren will be involved in organizational development and long-term strategic planning. Previously she was vice president, human resources and training. She joined Famous Dave’s in October 2003 and built a focused and supportive Human Resources team and developed a “best in class” training organization.
Famous Dave’s develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. Currently, the company owns 41 locations and franchises 104 additional units in 35 states.