Bagger Dave’s opens Sunday

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News release from Bagger Dave’s:

Bagger Dave’s to bring its freshly-crafted burgers to Fort Wayne in time for the holidays
Bagger Dave’s Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern to open Dec. 14; will feature local craft beer and local, historical decor

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Bagger Dave’s Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern, a unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar, will celebrate the grand opening of its Fort Wayne location (2886 E. Dupont Road, in the strip mall) on Sunday, December 15 at 11 a.m. The celebration will follow an invitation-only VIP Grand Opening Party to be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13 and Friends and Family Day on Saturday, December 14.

“The Fort Wayne location is our final opening of 2013 and I think we have saved the best for last,” said Michael Ansley, president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, which operates Bagger Dave’s. “We are looking forward to bringing our fresh ingredients, locally-inspired décor and winning customer service to the people of this great city.”

The restaurant will occupy 5,604-square-feet and will feature full-table service and a bar serving local bottle and draft beers and wine. Bagger Dave’s will hire approximately 80 local employees and will be able to seat approximately 200 patrons.

Like all Bagger Dave’s restaurants, the Fort Wayne location will offer a warm, welcoming neighborhood atmosphere, complete with the company’s signature electric train running through the main dining room and bar, and memorable guest service.

Patrons can create their own hand-crafted beef, turkey or veggie black bean burger delivered and made daily with fresh, never-frozen, no filler, 100 percent USDA beef-blend and all-natural, Midwestern-sourced ground turkey, a choice of 17 Meaningless Free Toppings® and seven premium toppings, which include seven cheese choices and custom made sauces, a variety of artisan buns and more. A selection of Signature Burgers is also available, including the Tuscan Turkey Burgerâ„¢ (sliced mozzarella, tomato, onion, basil and balsamic vinaigrette) and the famed Train Wreck Burgerâ„¢ (fresh-cut fries, fried egg, mild cheddar, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and Bagger Dave’s Railhouse Burger Sauceâ„¢).

The menu also features the option to offer all meals as platters, which are served with a choice of Fresh-Cut Fries, Dave’s Sweet Potato Chips®, a side of Twisted Mac ‘n Cheese, a side salad, or a cup of Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili®. Also on the menu are sandwiches, salads and hand-dipped milkshakes.

Bagger Dave’s, founded in 2008, has identified a niche in the burger business with a modern interpretation of the old-fashioned neighborhood bar. For more information, visit

Bagger Dave’s is set to debut several new locations in 2014 in Michigan and Indiana.


About Bagger Dave’s
Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Bagger Dave’s Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern often gets accused of getting “fresh” with its customers, and rightfully so. The company’s menu features hand-crafted never frozen burgers, delivered daily. Burgers are made of 100 percent USDA beef blend with cuts of prime rib and no fillers or naturally raised, always fresh, Midwestern ground turkey. Burgers can be accented with more than 30 toppings from which to choose, fresh-cut fries, made from Bagger Dave’s own brand of potatoes, hand-dipped milkshakes and a selection of local, seasonal craft beer and wine.

Each restaurant quickly becomes a neighborhood gathering spot, showcasing historical photos of the city in which it resides and a nostalgic electric train that runs above the dining room and bar areas. The company has 18 restaurants across Michigan, Indiana and Missouri. For more information, visit

About Diversified Restaurant Holdings
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (“DRH” or the “Company”) is the owner, operator, and franchisor of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant concept, Bagger Dave’s Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern® (“Bagger Dave’s”) and one of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings® (“BWW”) franchisees. Between the two concepts, the Company currently operates 50 restaurants in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana, and one franchised Bagger Dave’s in Missouri. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at


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