SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), will open its newest Bagger Dave's today in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
"We are very excited to open our Bagger Dave's restaurant in downtown Detroit, adjacent to our extremely successful Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, which is one of the largest in the country," stated Michael Ansley, President and CEO. "This location is central to the downtown sporting and entertainment scene and benefits from the traffic flow that those events generate. The area has seen a tremendous amount of revitalization and investment, and we believe this opening will significantly increase our brand awareness."
Downtown Detroit continues to reshape itself around its vibrant cultural neighborhoods that attract visitors and residents to the different year-round events. Sporting events, outdoor concerts in Campus Martius Park, and classics at the Detroit Opera House are a few examples of the various attractions that are transforming the area.
DRH expects to open two additional Bagger Dave's restaurants in Indiana by the end of 2013.
About Diversified Restaurant Holdings
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. ("DRH" or the "Company") is the creator, developer, and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant concept, Bagger Dave's Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") franchisees. Between the two concepts, the Company currently operates 51 corporate-owned restaurants in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana, and one franchised Bagger Dave's in Missouri, for a total of 52 restaurants. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.
Bagger Dave's offers a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and bar with a casual, comfortable atmosphere. The menu features freshly-made burgers, accompanied by more than 30 toppings from which to choose, along with fresh-cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes, and a selection of craft beer and wine. Signature items include Sloppy Dave's BBQ®, Train Wreck Burger®, and Bagger Dave's Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili®. The Bagger Dave's concept emphasizes local flair by showcasing historical photos of the city in which each restaurant resides and features an electric train that runs above the dining room. Currently, there are 16 corporate-owned locations and one franchised location. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.
DRH operates 35 BWW restaurants (17 in Michigan, 10 in Florida, 4 in Illinois, and 4 in Indiana), including the nation's largest BWW, based on square footage, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The Company is on track to fulfill its area development agreement with franchisor Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWLD) and plans to operate approximately 48 BWW restaurants by the end of 2017.
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CONTACT: Investor Contact: Craig P. Mychajluk Kei Advisors LLC 716.843.3832 email@example.com Company Contact: David G. Burke Chief Financial Officer 248.223.9160Source:Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.