In America and beyond, BBQ isn’t just a type of food – it’s a way of life.


Are you ready to open a successful BBQ restaurant franchise in Texas? Famous Dave’s is taking authentic smokehouse BBQ nationwide – and we want you to join us.

With more than 700 industry awards and nearly 200 successful restaurants under our belt, Famous Dave’s brand has an established reputation as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. Now, we’re welcoming Franchise Owners to join our growing family by taking advantage of state Franchise opportunities across the U.S.


Just like a steaming-hot plate of BBQ fresh out of the smoker, Famous Dave’s Franchise territories are being claimed at a fast and furious rate. From seasoned entrepreneurs to breakout BBQ lovers ready to seize their business dreams, the line of potential Franchise Owners is steadily growing longer.

And when you think about everything you get as a Famous Dave’s Franchise Owner – exceptional brand recognition, unheard-of flexibility, a superior product, a proven track record, and support, unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else – it makes sense.

Part of what’s made Famous Dave’s Franchises so successful is our outstanding business model (and of course, the fabulous food has helped). We’ve perfected the recipe for setting up a successful franchise, arming our Franchise Owners with everything they need to dive right into a thriving business.

One of the most significant elements in our lucrative Franchise model is the savvy selection of restaurant locations. As they say, it’s all about “location, location, location,” and the right market – when mixed with all-star BBQ – can help you cook up a winning Franchise in the state of Texas.


Texas cities and territories that are currently available for Famous Dave’s Franchising include:

Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX

The Best Texas Locations for Franchising with Famous Dave’s

We’ve found that generally, if you build it, they will come – that is, as long as we’re talking about authentic smokehouse BBQ. Even so, our Famous Dave’s Franchise Owners tend to achieve their maximum potential when a restaurant location is carefully selected with a few key characteristics in mind.

If you’re considering bringing Famous Dave’s to your community, here are a handful of guidelines that we typically stick to for our franchise locations:

  • A minimum residential population of 75,000 within a three-mile radius, or 80,000 within a 10-minute drive time
  • A minimum daytime population of 35,000 in a 3-mile radius
  • Minimum daily traffic recommendations on the primary road and adjacent side streets
  • Traffic generators such as a regional mall, anchor retailer(s), movie theater, university or college campus, office/business parks, etc.

Not sure where to put a franchise location for the best results? That’s where your Famous Dave’s support team comes in. As a Franchise Owner, you’ll have access to a wealth of training and ongoing support, including assisting with selecting your ideal location in Texas.


The first Famous Dave’s was located in America’s heartland, founded in 1994 by “Famous” Dave Anderson in Hayward, Wisconsin. Just two years later, Dave was a blue-ribbon BBQ-er and owner of four thriving restaurants, and Famous Dave’s became a publicly-traded company. This accomplishment fueled a ferocious appetite for an opportunity in the franchising space – and if there’s one thing that Famous Dave’s always stands by, it satisfies even the fiercest appetites with what they’re craving.

Today, you can take a bite out of our signature BBQ offerings in 32 states, including Texas as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, and even the United Arab Emirates. Famous Dave’s products are on the shelves of stores across the country, and we’ve become a household name for barbecue enthusiasts from coast to coast.

If you’re ready to bring the longest-running backyard barbecue party to your community, there’s never been a better time than now. The smoker is hot, the sauce is ready, and the people of your community are hungry for the first-rate BBQ in Texas – so let’s do this!


...but not for long.

After two years of perfecting our support system, improving our recipes and infusing industry-leading technologies into all aspects of the business, we are once again ready to award franchise territories all over the country.


Learn more about the best BBQ franchise in the country.

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