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Company Overview: Famous Dave's
About Famous Dave's
- Restaurant, Casual dining
- Number of stores:
- $155 million (2012)
- Minnetonka, MN
- Christopher O'Donnell
- Famous Dave's is a chain of casual dining restaurants. They specialize in serving chicken, pork, ribs, brisket, and other foods that are typically served with barbecue sauce. There are more than 190 Famous Dave's locations throughout the United States.
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Before you can apply for a job at Famous Dave's, you will need to enter your location. This will bring up a list of all the Famous Dave's restaurants in your area. Once you select a restaurant, you will be able to choose from the positions that are currently available. For the sake of this application guide, we filled out an application for a Line Cook opening. Your application experience may vary slightly depending on the position you're applying for.
The beginning of the application is focused on collecting your personal information. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, email address, and social security number. You will also have to create an account on their site, for which you only need to provide a username and password.
With your user account created, you will be asked a series of questions. These questions are designed to make sure that you understand the responsibilities of the job, and to verify that you are eligible to work and have reliable transportation. You will also have to enter your availability and scheduling preferences.
At this point in the application, you will have the opportunity to upload your resume. Uploading a resume is not required, but you should take advantage of the opportunity if you have one available. Not only will Famous Dave's use your resume information to fill in some of the application for you, they also keep it on file for the hiring managers to read. Adding a resume can be a great way to stand out during the hiring process, as it gives you a chance to highlight the skills and experiences you have that make you a perfect fit for the job to which you're applying.
You will now need to enter your work history, education, and three references. Though professional references are preferred, they are not required. If you don't have any professional references, ask leaders within your community if they would be willing to put in a good word for you (teachers, ministers, etc, can make good personal references).
With the core part of the application out of the way, it's time to take an assessment. The assessment is a series of 40 questions that are designed to help Famous Dave's determine if you would make a good fit for their team. It's easy to assume that these are trick questions, but they really aren't -- just answer honestly, and give each one a little bit of thought. To give you an idea of what to expect from the assessment, here are a few example questions:
"You have never gotten in trouble at work or in school."
"You like to take frequent breaks when working on something difficult."
"You have no big regrets about your past."
It's important to answer each question honestly. If you get stuck and you're not sure how to answer a particular question, take a moment to think about why they might be asking it. What are they hoping to learn through your answer?
As an additional tip, don't be afraid to answer the questions strongly. Famous Dave's wants to learn how you 'definitely' are, and neutral answers won't give them an accurate idea of who you are as a person. So be strong in your convictions.
By submitting your application to Famous Dave's, you are consenting to a pre-employment background and reference check. Any employment offer that you receive is contingent upon passing this background check.
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Famous Dave's is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at Famous Dave's
In Famous Dave's restaurants, they are always hiring bartenders, dishwashers, hosts / hostesses, line cooks, prep cooks, servers, and managers. There are also many opportunities at Famous Dave's corporate headquarters. Check back frequently to learn about those opportunities as they become available. Search jobs
Types of people Famous Dave's wants to hire
If you read through their job descriptions, you'll learn that Famous Dave's wants to hire hardworking and dependable people who will work well on a team. Paying attention to detail is required for all positions, and good customer service skills are necessary if you want to work in the front of the house. To give yourself the best chance of getting a job, you should emphasize any relevant experience you have in those areas on your resume.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at Famous Dave's.
Christopher O'Donnell is the CEO of Famous Dave's, and Diana Purcell is the CFO.
Famous Dave's is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: DAVE). In 2012 they reported $155 million in revenue, and $750,000 in net income.
Dave Anderson opened the first Famous Dave's restaurant in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. Expansion was initially focused throughout the Midwestern states, and today the chain has expanded to 34 states. There are nearly 200 Famous Dave's locations.