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Famous Dave's of America gets new COO

Ruiz assumes leadership role with the barbecue restaurant chain.

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.