Famous Daves SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Famous Daves with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Famous Daves

Parent Company

Famous Daves




Food & beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

Legendary pit Bar-B-Que


Authentic, pit-smoked BBQ & made-from-scratch sides.



Barbecue lovers

Target Group

People of all age groups & income


It  is a chain of barbecue restaurants serving pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket, and several flavors of barbecue sauce

SWOT Analysis


1. Unique ambience - Most of the restaurants are designed to resemble 1930s-era roadhouse shacks complete with antique items and Americana touches

2. Famous Dave's of America operates and franchises about 200 barbecue restaurants across states

3. It also distributes barbecue sauce, seasonings, and prepared meats through grocery stores and other retail outlets

4. It has been voted as “ the best bbq sauce “at a contest

5. Famous Dave's best-selling BBQ  has won over 600 awards for everything from Best Ribs to Best BBQ Sauce to Top Barbeque Restaurant Franchise

6. Experienced management and strong financial position

7. It has a variety like Barbecue ribs, beef brisket, chicken, burgers, soups, salads, desserts


1. Intense competition means limited market share

2. High raw material cost and storage incurred inorder to maintain the high quality


1. Aggressive expansion in Asian countries owing to changing demographics
2. Have better sales strategy by hiring out new franchisees


1. Growing competition from other international & local brands which means threats of declining market share 
2. Increasing operating cost (logistics, real estate ) which can decrease the profits

3. US food & drug regulations



1. Brinker International

2. Applebees international

3. OSI restaurant partners

The table above concludes the Famous Daves SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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