Two Chambers of Commerce welcomed Famous Dave's back to Coon Rapids with a ribbon cutting on Monday morning. The Quick 'Que style restaurant is the first in the nation for Famous Dave's. The restaurant’s founder, Dave “Famous Dave” Anderson presided over the festivities.
"Famous Dave's is really about great barbecue, getting together with good friends,” Anderson said. “We're a community BBQ joint."
The franchise owners of the Quick ‘Que had previously owned the Famous Dave's in Coon Rapids, which was torn down to make way for a new multi-tenant development. Now, they're happy to be back.
"We have great recognition here,” said John Glockner, of DTSG Inc., "and honestly, we had many choices of cities we could have went to and we chose Coon Rapids."
Famous Dave’s Quick 'Que uses a cafeteria-style line to serve customers quickly. In addition to dine-in service, the Quick 'Que offers to-do orders and catering.