Famous Dave's of America and Hormel Foods are joining forces on a new venture. Hormel Foods will produce, market and distribute four retail barbecue meat products featuring Famous Dave's award-winning "Rich and Sassy" sauce. Over the next several months, you will be able to find Hormel’s fully cooked entrees featuring Famous Dave's Rich & Sassy BBQ sauce in the refrigerated meat section of grocery stores nationwide.

"Our partnership with an established leader like Hormel is a significant step for us. Leveraging the company’s current national brand strength in the category, production and distribution capabilities will allow us to begin establishing these entrees and Famous Dave's on a national presence," says Martin O'Dowd, president and chief operating officer of Famous Dave's.

The barbecue entrees will be available in sliced beef brisket, sliced pork, shredded beef and pulled pork. All of the entrees will include Famous Dave’s BBQ sauce, easy cooking instructions and they take just seven minutes to heat and serve. These new products will expand Hormel’s current line of fully cooked entrees. The current product line consists of such entrees as beef roast au jus, pork roast au jus, beef tips with gravy and meat loaf with tomato sauce.

For more information, check out the company Web sites at www.famousdaves.com and www.hormel.com.