“Famous” Dave Anderson's Big Win on Bar-B-Que Competition SMOKED TV Show

Our Founder, “Famous” Dave Anderson has taken home another trophy on an elite pitmaster vs pitmaster competition television show. 

Congratulations to our founder, “Famous” Dave Anderson, for his big win on an episode of the Bar-B-Que Competition SMOKED television show. Dave went hog-to-hog against the most elite pitmasters in the industry. And, just as he has done more than 700 times before, he smoked ’em.

As part of the season finale, the competitors were not only battling for the title of SMOKED Champion, but also to raise money for charitable causes, with the winner receiving $5000 to donate to their designated charity, and the loser donating an additional $5000 out of their own pocket to the winner’s charity.

As the SMOKED Champion, Famous Dave’s directed both its $5000 award and the out-of-pocket $5000 from Sonny’s to the non-profit, Operation BBQ Relief. In a surprise twist, the team from Famous Dave’s decided to donate an additional $5000 to Sonny’s charity of choice, Random Acts of BBQ, so that everyone could win. In total, $15,000 was donated to charitable causes.

Newly crowned SMOKED Champion, Famous Dave Anderson said, “In the spirit of bettering our communities, Famous Dave’s is proud to donate the award money to Operation BBQ Relief, as well as donate to Sonny’s charity of choice, Random Acts of BBQ. Being a contestant on SMOKED was an incredible experience, and it was an honor to appear alongside our impressive competitors. I want to thank our ‘Famous’ franchisee and championship pitmaster, David Marks, for the invaluable role he played as part of the Famous Dave’s team, as well as thank the prestigious panel of judges.”

“We are thrilled (but not surprised!) by our Founder’s continued legacy of preparing award-winning bar-b-que,” said Alfredo Martel, Chief Marketing Officer.  “We are so proud of how Famous Dave’s was able to turn this bar-b-que win into a community win.”

BOAR WINNERS

BOAR SAUSAGE MANHANDLER SLIDERS

The celebration starts right here. Juicy slices of jalapeño cheddar boar sausage on top of our Famous Georgia Chopped Pork on a slider bun. Served with spicy Hell-Fire Pickles. For the full SMOKED experience, add a jalapeño cheddar boar sausage link to any meal.


MORE WINNERS

ZESTY PORK LOIN

Grilled pork loin steaks topped with charred pineapple relish, a zesty pineapple glaze and bacon crumbles. Served with choice of two sides and a Corn Bread Muffin.

ST. LOUIS-STYLE SPARERIBS

Hand-rubbed with Dave’s secret blend of special spices and pit-smoked for 3-4 hours over a smoldering hickory fire. Then slathered with sauce over an open flame to seal in the Famous flavor and give them a crispy, caramelized coating. Served with the Blue-Ribbon Broccoli Salad featured on the show and a choice of one side with a Corn Bread Muffin.

FEATURED SIDE

BLUE-RIBBON BROCCOLI SALAD

Fresh broccoli mixed with golden raisins, chopped bacon, toasted pecans and house-smoked cheddar cheese tossed in a tasty honey mayo dressing.

DRINKS

Beam Harvest Peach

Maker’s Mark Sangria

Angry Orchard Hard Cider

14 Hands Red Blend Wine

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Wine

Available now at Famous Dave's for a limited time only at participating locations.

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