Famous Dave's of America is a chain of barbecue restaurants serving pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket and several flavors of barbecue sauce. Dave Anderson, an Ojibwe who served as the head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs from 2004 to 2005, started the first Famous Dave's restaurant near Hayward, Wisconsin in 1994. The restaurant chain grew throughout the Midwestern United States, including Puerto Rico in 2014. It has 200 locations in 34 U.S. states and one Canadian province, as of December 2012. The first restaurant of the chain was Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que in Hayward, Wisconsin.