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Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Opens Ninth Bagger Dave's in Shelby Township, Michigan

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:DFRH) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the owner, operator, and franchisor of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and a leading franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), announced that it officially opened its ninth Bagger Dave's location at The Hall Road Crossing Shopping Center in Shelby Township, Michigan on Sunday, September 30, 2012.

"The addition of Bagger Dave's to the community of Shelby Township will provide guests with a unique, new dining experience that is unparalleled in this market," stated T. Michael Ansley, President and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. "Our strategy is to steadily increase Bagger Dave's brand recognition and presence in the Midwest. So far this year we have opened two new locations in Michigan and franchised our first Bagger Dave's in Missouri, and are on track to open three additional restaurants by the end of 2012."

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 is a leading Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") franchisee. Between the two concepts, the Company currently operates 38 restaurants in Michigan, Florida, Illinois and Indiana with an additional three Bagger Dave's and three BWW restaurants scheduled to be opened by year end 2012. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.

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, 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 eight corporate-owned locations in the state of Michigan and an executed area development agreement to franchise six Bagger Dave's in five states outside of Michigan. Bagger Dave's first franchisee opened in June 2012 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. DRH is approved to franchise Bagger Dave's in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com.

DRH operates 30 BWW restaurants: 14 in Michigan, eight in Florida, four in Illinois and four in Indiana.  The Company has opened 16 new BWW restaurants in fulfillment of its 32-store Area Development Agreement ("ADA") with franchisor Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWLD).  The remaining 16 restaurants under the ADA agreement, along with an additional franchise agreement in Indiana, suggest that the Company will operate 47 BWWs by 2017.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The information made available in this news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect DRH's current view of future events, results of operations, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities. Wherever used, the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "will continue," "will likely result," "may," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements as such term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and the Company's actual growth, results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation, the impact of economic and industry conditions, competition, food and drug safety issues, store expansion and remodeling, labor relations issues, costs of providing employee benefits, regulatory matters, legal and administrative proceedings, information technology, security, severe weather, natural disasters, accounting matters, other risk factors relating to our business or industry and other risks detailed from time to time in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of DRH. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date made and, thus, DRH undertakes no obligation to update or publicly announce the revision of any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, future events, developments or changed circumstances or for any other reason.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Deborah K. Pawlowski
         Kei Advisors LLC
         Phone:  716.843.3908/ 716.843.3874
         Email: dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com

         Company Contact:
         David Burke
         Chief Financial Officer
         Phone: 248.223.9160
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.