Diversified Restaurant Holdings’ CEO Michael Ansley Receives Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Founder’s Award

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAUC) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the largest franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") and creator and operator of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's"), today announced its President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ansley, was the recipient of Buffalo Wild Wings' 2015 Franchise Founder’s Award, which recognizes a franchisee owner or executive who has displayed enthusiasm, teamwork, leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The award was presented by Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer, Sally Smith, during the company's recent annual meeting of its franchisees and suppliers.

Michael Ansley commented, “This award is a great honor as it reflects Buffalo Wild Wings’ recognition of the extraordinary commitment, energy and passion that I share with the entire DRH team for providing the exceptional and unique social, entertainment and ultra-casual dining experience that is at the core of the BWW concept. We also take great pride in this award because Buffalo Wild Wings is the largest and fastest growing area of our business and the primary focus of our growth strategy. As the largest Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, all of us at DRH look forward to continuing our great relationship and contributing to our mutual growth and success.”

DRH has been recognized with a number of awards from Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., including the 2014 Franchise Founder’s Award for Jason Curtis, DRH Chief Operating Officer, and the 2014 Franchisee of the Year and Operator of the Year.

About Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. operates 62 BWW franchised restaurants in key markets in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. The Company also owns and operates 18 Bagger Dave's restaurants in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.

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