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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

If at first you don't succeed, try try again!

I love good BBQ. I thought to have a good recipe, though, you had to be from Kansas City. Not so, said Dave Anderson, the founder of Famous Dave’s!!! In fact, Dave is a Native American, a member of the Chippewa and Choctaw tribes. Dave started his first business at the age of 18 and failed. He then started his second business as a plant wholesaler and initially had success, then went bankrupt five years later. He picked himself up though, and earned a Master’s degree from Harvard (even though he didn’t have a bachelor’s degree). Famous Dave went on to start The Rainforest CafĂ© and found immediate success, but his passion was barbecue. He opened the first Famous Dave’s in a small town of 1800 people in Wisconsin, found immediate success as he served 8000 people a week. Where did all those people come from??? Dave believes his success is to due God’s intervention, as well as people giving him a second chance.