Famous Dave’s founder reschedules

After being snowed out earlier this winter, Dave Anderson, the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, a well-known chain of barbecue joints, is now rescheduled to appear at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Anderson will speak in Weber Music Hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, kicking off the ninth annual “Professor for a day,” an event sponsored by the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics. Refreshments will be served in the lobby, beginning at 8 a.m.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation. Anderson will talk about how he built his franchise, which now boasts more than 120 restaurants. The chain was voted the “Hottest restaurant concept in America” by Nation’s Restaurant News.

Anderson helped found three publicly traded companies that led to the creation of more than 20,000 jobs.

He also has been called to serve in advisory positions by two presidents and three governors.

But Anderson has also survived plenty of hard knocks, including his emergence from bankruptcy.

An American Indian, Dave has been active in support of his community. His leadership-development activities with at-risk youths recently prompted Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network to recognize Anderson’s efforts.