Famous Dave's of America, Inc. introduced Abelardo Ruiz as the restaurant chain's chief operating officer. Ruiz previously served in the same role for Colon Gerena Restaurant Group, a Famous Dave's franchise partner in Puerto Rico that owns and operates 106 locations across 6 different franchised restaurant brands.

"Abe successfully led the development of Famous Dave's in Puerto Rico, where he opened two of our highest-volume franchised restaurants," said Adam J Wright, Famous Dave's CEO.