Famous Dave’s of America Inc. appointed Michael Lister to serve as CEO and COO. He replaces Adam Wright, who is no longer with Famous Dave’s and resigned his post from the organization’s board of directors, per a company release.
Lister has more than 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including 19 years with Famous Dave’s of America. He has been a franchisee of the Company since 2001. Prior to that, Lister served as senior vice president of operations from 1997 to 2001. He also served as chairman of Famous Dave’s Franchise Advisory Board.