Diversified Restaurant Holdings to Acquire Three Florida Buffalo Wild Wings(R) Restaurants

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  • Increases Florida footprint to thirteen restaurants

  • Two additional Florida restaurants planned for 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 10, 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"), announced today that BWW waived its first right of refusal clearing the way for the Company to acquire substantially all of the assets of Screamin' Hot Florida, LLC and Screamin' Hot Trinity, LLC. The assets to be acquired primarily consist of three BWW restaurants located in Florida for approximately $3.2 million.

Michael Ansley, President and CEO of DRH, commented, "The acquisition of these three locations puts us in a leading position, owning an entire Florida market region that appears to be strengthening. Our greater scale will allow us to leverage our local store advertising message and spending. It also provides market diversity from our strong base in Michigan. Our BWW franchise's strong cash generation enables investment in the growth of our Bagger Dave's concept."

The restaurants are located in Clearwater, Port Richey and Oldsmar, Florida. DRH expects to complete the purchase in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, bringing the total DRH-owned BWW Florida store count to 13. By year end, the Company plans to open six additional Bagger Dave's restaurants and three additional Buffalo Wild Wing's restaurants.

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, 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 20 company-owned Bagger Dave's restaurants in Michigan and Indiana. DRH plans to open six 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 plans to open three more units 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 716.242.8632/716.843.3908 ahamilton@keiadvisors.com/dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com Company Contact: David Burke Chief Financial Officer 248.223.9160 ir@baggerdaves.com

Source:Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.