A Michigan-based restaurant chain is planning to nearly double its presence in Indiana. A spokeswoman with Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc., which operates Bagger Dave's restaurants, tells Inside INdiana Business plans call for new locations in Fishers, Greenwood and the Westfield/Carmel area. The fourth eatery is set to open next month at the Honey Creek Mall in Terre Haute.

September 19, 2013

News Release

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern, a unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar, will celebrate its grand opening at 3401 S. US Hwy 41 in Terre Haute, Ind. on Sunday, October 20 at 11 a.m. The celebration will follow an invitation-only VIP Grand Opening Party to be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 18 and Friends and Family Day on Saturday, October 19.

“Our newest Bagger Dave's location in Terre Haute is really a celebration of what the 'Crossroads of America' has to offer,” said T. Michael Ansley, president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, which operates Bagger Dave's. “We have plenty of homegrown 'tastes' on the menu and historical Terre Haute d?cor on the walls. We know history buffs, locals and visitors to the city will feel at home.”

The restaurant will occupy more than 5,000-square-feet inside Honey Creek Mall and will feature full-table service and a bar serving local bottle and draft beers and wine. “There will be cherry paneling about eight feet up and we will have an electric train in the main dining room, which is popular with kids and families,” Ansley said.

Patrons can create their own legendary beef, turkey or veggie black bean burger made with never-frozen premium beef-blend burgers and all-natural ground turkey burgers, a choice of 30 Meaningless Free Toppings, which include six cheese choices, a variety of artisan buns, six house-made sauces and more.

A selection of Signature Burgers is also available on the menu, including the new Fiery Bleu Buffalo Burger (ground turkey patties topped with lettuce, tomato, Bagger Dave's own Buffalo Garlic Sauce and fresh bleu cheese crumbles on a toasted buffalo spice bun) and the famed Train Wreck Burger (fresh-cut fries, fried egg, mild cheddar, saut?ed onions and mushrooms and Bagger Dave's Railhouse Burger Sauce).

The menu also features fresh-cut potato French fries, Dave's Sweet Potato Chips, Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili and Sloppy Dave’s BBQ, as well as sandwiches, salads and hand-dipped milkshakes.

Atmosphere is equally important at Bagger Dave's, which was founded in 2008. The company has identified a niche in the burger business with a modern interpretation of the old-fashioned neighborhood bar. The restaurants are inviting for adults and kids alike, with localized d?cor of the town’s historical past displayed throughout, a bar, and even an electric train that runs above the dining room and bar areas. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.

In addition to the Terre Haute opening, Bagger Dave's is set to debut several new locations this year in Michigan and Indiana.

About Bagger Dave's

Bagger Dave's offers a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and bar with a casual, comfortable atmosphere. The menu features freshly-made burgers (never frozen), accompanied by more than 30 toppings from which to choose, along with fresh-cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes, and a selection of craft beer and wine. Signature items include Sloppy Dave's BBQ, Train Wreck Burger, and Bagger Dave's Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili. The Bagger Dave's concept emphasizes local flair by showcasing historical photos of the city in which each restaurant resides and features an electric train that runs above the dining room and bar areas. Currently, there are 13 corporate-owned locations throughout Michigan and Indiana and one franchised location in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, visit www.BaggerDaves.com.

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 Legendary Burger Tavern® (“Bagger Dave's”) and one of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings® (“BWW”) franchisees. Between the two concepts, the Company currently operates 47 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 www.DiversifiedRestaurantHoldings.com.

Source: Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc.

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