Diversified Restaurant Holdings Closes Acquisition of Three Florida Buffalo Wild Wings® Restaurants
Establishes Market Leadership Position in Western Florida
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - July 1, 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 it completed the previously announced acquisition of three Florida BWW restaurants for approximately $3.2 million.
Michael Ansley, President and CEO of DRH, commented, "Owning an entire market provides DRH with a unique opportunity to gain local market scale, while providing greater geographic diversity to our restaurant portfolio. We will continue to leverage this strategic position as we invest in the expansion of our Bagger Dave's restaurant presence in the mid-west."
The restaurants are located in Clearwater, Port Richey and Oldsmar, Florida. With this acquisition, the DRH BWW footprint in Florida expands to thirteen restaurants. Three additional BWW locations in the mid-west and Florida are planned by year end. Continuing the momentum behind the expansion of the Company's Bagger Dave's concept, DRH will open another six Bagger Dave's restaurants in 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, 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 39 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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Alex P. Hamilton
Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah K. Pawlowski
Kei Advisors LLC
Chief Financial Officer