Diversified Restaurant Holdings Introduces New Design With Latest Bagger Dave's

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 13, 2014 (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 Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), launched a new, distinctive interior and exterior design with its opening of the latest Bagger Dave's in Carmel, IN on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

"We have made noticeable improvements and updates to the interior and exterior design of our Bagger Dave's as we continue to evolve the brand and deepen its appeal. The look is a little edgier and has more emphasis on the bar area. The evolution of the exterior with hip-roof design and enhanced branding elements has a more current feel and is designed to appeal to all demographics," stated Michael Ansley, President and CEO. "The Carmel location is our sixth in Indiana as we continue our expansion across the Midwestern region. Indiana has proven to be a great place to do business and we are pleased with the reception we have had in the area. Carmel looks to be a great place for folks to enjoy Bagger Dave's as it has been the recipient of many awards including one of the top 50 'Best Places to Live' for 2013 by CNN Money Magazine."

In talking about Bagger Dave's always fresh and never frozen menu offerings, including its delicious prime rib beef burger recipe, Mr. Ansley noted, "We believe the appeal of our fresh, high quality food is compelling and draws our guests back repeatedly. In addition to being able to build their own burgers, they enjoy our farm-raised lean turkey burgers, hand-cut french fries that are extra appealing because of the specialty boutique potatoes we use, and, of course, there are always our custom-made sauces and our own specialty line of soda with a variety of flavors."

During the current year, DRH has relocated one BWW and opened a Bagger Dave's. The Company plans to add another seven Bagger Dave's in Michigan and Indiana, relocate an additional BWW and open three more BWW by the end of 2014.

About Diversified Restaurant Holdings

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company") owns and operates Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and full bar with a casual, comfortable atmosphere specializing in custom-built, proprietary, fresh prime rib recipe burgers, famous all-natural turkey burgers, hand-cut fries, locally crafted beers on draft, hand-dipped milk shakes, salads, black bean turkey chili, and much more. Currently there are 19 company-owned Bagger Dave's restaurants in Michigan and Indiana. DRH will open seven additional company-owned locations during 2014 in Indiana and Michigan. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.

The Company also operates 36 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar franchised restaurants in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Florida, with an Area Development Agreement to open an additional 13 locations by 2017. DRH will open three more units in Michigan, Indiana, and Florida in 2014.

The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Contact: Alex P. Hamilton/Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC 716.843.3908/ 716.843.3874 ahamilton@keiadvisors.com/dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com Company Contact: David Burke Chief Financial Officer 248.223.9160 ir@baggerdaves.com

Source:Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.