Small Business Winner – Famous Five Dining, Inc.

Listen Below to our show with Famous Five Dining, Inc.

This is National Small Business Week and we are visiting with SBA Award Winner, Famous Five Dining Inc. – TN Small Business Person of the year.

Famous Five is the Tennessee franchisee of Famous Dave’s of America – legendary pit barbeque. Founded in 2001, Famous Five owns 5 locations and they employ over 300 people.

The owners of Famous Five are a very uncommon combination – two married couples – Michael and Tamara Lister and Douglas and Laurel Renegar. This team has experienced great success, while challenging many of the traditional business rules, such as doing business with friends and family.

They like to say they have broken every rule but one; don’t step out unless you step out with Faith. Famous Five has been in business for over ten years and the owners credit their success to their Faith and Trust in God.

The couples remain committed to praying the Prayer of Jabez over their next steps: Lord bless us indeed and enlarge our territory.  May your hand be upon us.  Keep us from evil that we may not harm others. And Lord, Grant our request this day.

The founders came up with the name Famous Five from their FIVE company principles: Faith, Family, Friends and Famous Food.

This show will be one of the most engaging, entertaining and informative on SBR.  Don’t miss it.

Michael Lister is the President of Famous Five Dining, Inc. with responsibility for strategic and operational planning and execution.  Prior to starting Famous Five Dining, Inc., Mike was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Famous Dave’s of America where he helped grow the concept from 4 to 50 restaurants within 5 years.

Douglas Renegar is Vice-President of Famous Five Dining, Inc. with responsibilities for all aspects of opening and operating these casual dining restaurants. He’s also an excellent ambassador for the Famous Dave’s Brand, serving on the Franchise Advisory and Marketing teams.

Laurel Renegar serves as Chief Financial Officer of Famous Five Dining, Inc.  She has her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Finance from The University of Central Florida.

Tamara Lister is Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Famous Five Dining, Inc.  In her dual role, Tamara is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy and plans for the restaurants, as well as managing payroll, insurance and employee and Guest relations.

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