Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> January 1, 2001

Martin O’dowd – Famous Dave’s Of America Inc (dave)

MARTIN J. O'DOWD has been a Director of Famous Dave's of America, Inc. since November 1996, and became the President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the company in August, 1999. In November, 1999, Mr. O'Dowd relinquished his title as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company as an Executive Officer, Mr. O'Dowd served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Elephant & Castle Group, Inc. He was Chief Operating Officer for United States operations of that company from April 1997 to March 1998. From May 1995 to April 1997, Mr. O'Dowd served as President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Rainforest Caf, Inc. From July 1987 to May 1995, Mr. O'Dowd was Corporate Director, Food and Beverage Services for Holiday Inn Worldwide. Profile
TWST: Could you start with a brief overview and history of Famous


Mr. O'Dowd: Famous Dave's is a casual, family-style barbecue company

that was started in 1996 by Dave Anderson. He had