Jeff Crivello

CEO

Famous Dave’s

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Named CEO in November 2017, Jeff Crivello marks Famous Dave’s fifth CEO in five years. In hopes of turning around the struggling Minnetonka-based barbecue chain, Crivello is working with founder Dave Anderson to revamp some of Famous Dave’s Twin Cities corporate locations. A modern interior and new recipes are among the changes; a remodeled restaurant in Coon Rapids saw a 20 percent increase in sales in the first month. Crivello is also working on rolling out a restaurant concept that will solely focus on catering and delivery, to appeal to a younger demographic.