Famous Dave’s has been catering for special events and gatherings since 1989, when it opened its first restaurant in St. Louis. Since then, it has grown to have over 30 restaurants across America with more than 1,000 employees!
Dave’s hand-crafted cooking is known for its delicious dishes like their famous buffalo chicken pasta (which was even featured as a Top Chef challenge) and meatball rolls that are still sold today.
But what many people don't know is that Dave’s also offers extensive event services beyond just eating. In fact, they cater an average of 250 events every week!
That’s why they're frequently ranked one of the top 10 caterers in America according to Food Network and The Business Insider.
With all of these great eating options, it is easy to get hungry or tired of trying new restaurants. Luckily, there are some great resources for you to use when looking for more food!
The Texas Food Bloggers Association (TFBA) holds monthly events where local bloggers can gather and enjoy good eats with their community. Most of these events include a place to learn how to make something yourself, snacks provided by the restaurant being visited that day, and/or a discussion about the event’s host-organizer.
Another website worth checking out is Google My Business. This site allows you to create an account free to access small business information such as address, phone number, hours, photos, and reviews. You can add your own menu items, prices, and link directly to online orders if available.
This is a very helpful tool to not only find out what people like to buy from you, but also to gain additional exposure for your catering company.
Between figuring out what restaurant to go eat at and deciding on either buffet or sit-down meal, how much money you spend really comes down to your budget and preferences.
If you are always in a rush and want to save a little cash, then the cheaper options will do just fine! If however, you enjoy looking through all of the food and trying new things, then going into more expensive restaurants is the way to go.
You should also know that some foods cost more than others depending on whether it’s vegetarian or meat-based and whether or not it includes nutritional information.
Overall, though, most meals average around $25 per person which makes a large enough amount of food for one or two people if you share with someone else.
What is probably not known about Famous Dave’s is just how many of their recipes people enjoy. They have lots of famous dishes like Buffalo chicken salad, grilled cheese, meatball subs, spaghetti and meatballs, veggie burgers, portabella mushroom sandwiches, and more!
Dave says that his favorite recipe to make at home is one he calls “Buffalo Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups.” He has modified it slightly by adding roasted broccoli florets and red pepper strips as well as dried cranberries.
He also loves making grilled cheese with ham and Swiss cheese and putting pickled jalapeño slices or hot sauce on top. For vegetarian options, he mixes mushrooms, tomato, and spinach into a pasta dish he names "Portobellomushrooms.