Thanks for your support of
Operation Famous Salute!

Our annual letter-writing campaign for Service Members
who are presently overseas in harm's way and for those at home recovering
from injuries receive while there, was once again a great success.

Hundreds and hundreds of heroes are receiving your letters of appreciation and thanks!
(And a little barbecue sauce from us along with your letters!)
This is was our 9th year for Operation Famous Salute.
Your help made it the best ever!

Kids can participate too!

Download this coloring sheet, and drop it by your nearest Tennessee Famous Dave’s! Absolutely no purchase necessary! Just your willingness to cheer on and thank our service members!



We have revolutionized the way you pay your bar and restaurant tabs. Now with the Tabbedout app for your iPhone or Android device, there will be no waiting to close your tab. No lost credit cards. No wallet required. The best part: It is completely secure and free.

Follow these 4 simple, quick steps, and in less than two minutes, you will be able to open, view and pay your tab with your phone, at any location where Tabbedout is used.

Use Tabbedout at all of our 5
Tennesse Famous Dave's locations!
2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-954-3BBQ (3227)
7086 Bakers Bridge Ave., Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-778-1BBQ (1227)
5000 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: 615-882-0999
208 Advantage Place, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: 865-694-9990
991 Industrial Blvd, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: 615-220-BBQ6 (2276)


Download our free app from the iPhone App store/Android Market.

Open Tabbedout and enter your name and credit card information when prompted.


Nearby Tabbedout locations will populate on your screen based on your GPS information from your phone.

Choose which location you would like to start a tab at.


Once you have chosen your location, press the "Open Tab" button on the bottom right.

Tabbedout will produce a code on your phone - Show it to your server/bartender.

Order as usual.

For more information about Tabbedout features, security, press and events, visit



When you are ready to leave, enter your tip, select the card you want to pay with, and hit "Pay Tab".

Your tab can be paid from anywhere - at the bar, in a cab, or at home.

In May 2012, Doug and Laurel Renegar and Mike and Tamara Lister were named
Tennessee's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
They received their award in Washington, DC as part of Small Business Week.
(Franklin, TN) The four owners of Famous Five Dining, a Franklin, TN - based restaurant company, have been named Tennessee's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The four were honored during ceremonies in Washington, DC as part of the celebration of National Small Business Week. Upon their return to Tennessee, they were honored in state ceremonies as well.

"This is like winning an academy award for a small business!" declares Laurel Renegar, Chief Financial Officer and co-owner of FFD.

Renegar's husband, Doug Renegar and their partners Mike and Tamara Lister were each named Tennessee's Small Business Person of the Year, the first time in Tennessee's history that 4 people have been named for the single award.

"We function most often as a single unit," explains Doug. "While we each have different responsibilities in our business, we rarely consider ourselves individually. It's been that way since the beginning."

Famous Five Dining incorporated nearly 11 years ago. The company presently owns and operates five Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Barbecue restaurants in Tennessee, employing 325 people. The company's financial performance and contribution to their community were cited by the SBA as reasons for the owners'selection as Tennessee's winner. FFD has raised over $200,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation over the past few years, and helped hundreds of other charities in their fundraising efforts as well. Additionally, each year over Memorial Day Weekend, the restaurants sponsor Operation Famous Salute, a letter-writing campaign for members of our military serving overseas or recuperating in military hospitals.

"This award is not about us at all," according to Mike. "It's about our team of managers and co-workers who day in and day out do so much more than producing world-class barbecue. They are making an impact on everyone who comes into our restaurants, and everyone we cater to! The Hospitality business is about people. And we've got truly Famous partners in our company!"

While in Washington, the Listers and Renegars had the chance to visit with Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander and discuss legislative issues affecting the restaurant industry. They also attended a reception at the U.S. State Department where they visited with other state Small Business Person of the Year winners.

"We came home inspired," says Tamara, "about being a small business. Small businesses employee a majority of Americans. We don't always produce millions of tax dollars for our state or our nation. But we do something as, if not more important. We help people feed, clothe and house their families. And we contribute to the local economy through those individuals, in addition to providing a viable and valuable service to our community. We came home proud to be small business owners."

Famous Five Dining (FFD) is an award-winning franchisee of Famous Dave's of America. FFD is owned by two couples who are life-long friends. The company owns and operates Famous Dave"s restaurants in Middle and East Tennessee. Famous Dave's offers a wide variety of BBQ favorites including signature award-winning ribs and smoked meats, such as St. Louis-Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken. The BBQ is slow-smoked for up to 10 long hours over smoldering hickory wood in real pit smokers on premise at each restaurant in the time-honored tradition of the pit masters in the 'Ole South.  Each seasoning blend was personally developed by Dave himself after years of trial and error to bring flavorful and authentic BBQ to his Guests. Scratch-recipes round out the menu with delicious sides and desserts that include meaty Wilbur Beans, Drunkin' Apples, and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, and Chicken Tenders.


Famous Five Dining is a Franchisee of Famous Dave's of America
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