SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 (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 it has signed an amended area development agreement with Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. to open ten additional Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Michigan and Florida over the next five years. DRH currently operates 20 BWW restaurants in Michigan and 15 in Florida, and a total of 62 BWW restaurants across five states.
This year, DRH has opened two BWW restaurants in Wesley Chapel, Florida and Adrian, Michigan and will be opening one additional BWW restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida later this year. The Company has also recently acquired 18 existing BWW locations in the St. Louis, Missouri area. By year-end 2015, DRH's portfolio of BWW restaurants is expected to consist of 63 locations across five states -- Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri.
Michael Ansley, President and CEO of DRH, commented, "DRH is already one of the leading franchisees within the BWW system and we are excited to be extending and strengthening our commitment to this highly-differentiated brand through an amended area development agreement. Today's announcement not only enables us to participate in BWW's significant growth opportunities but also provides our shareholders with greater visibility into our own BWW development plans over the near-to-medium term. Inclusive of this agreement, DRH is now slated to open a total of 16 new BWW restaurants through 2020, up from six previously through 2017. This does not include expansion opportunities in the recently acquired St. Louis market."
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. There are currently 23 company-owned Bagger Dave's restaurants in Michigan and Indiana. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.
The Company also operates 62 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar franchised restaurants in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Florida.
The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.
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