The Original Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant in Wisconsin was destroyed by fire, according to founder, Dave Anderson.
By H. Nelson Goodson
November 3, 2014
Town of Hayward, Wisconsin - On Monday, around 4:30 a.m. firefighters from the Town of Hayward and Town of Round Lake responded to a two alarm fire at the Original Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant, 9971 N. Grands Pines Ln. in Hayward. The restaurant located next to Round Lake was a total loss, but no one was reported injured. No one was inside the restaurant when the fired started. The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze on Monday.
Founder Dave Anderson wrote on his Facebook page, that 20 years of memories went ablaze and that it was just a temporary setback. This year, Famous Dave's was celebrating its 20 Anniversary of becoming a national franchise.
Anderson announced that he plans to open as soon as possible and might use one of his family's pole barns to setup for another restaurant.
He says, that it was his dream for 25 years before he opened the original restaurant and "spent thousands of hours smoking ribs and tossed thousands of gallons of bad sauce down the drain" until he came up with the original award winning sauce recipes for the restaurant.