Bagger Dave’s Opens Today in Downtown Detroit


tBagger Dave's Freshly-Crafted Burger Tavern, a full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar, will open in downtown Detroit at 4 p.m. today. The new restaurant is located at 1224 Randolph.

tAs part of the restaurant’s commitment to give back to the communities in which it operates, Bagger Dave’s will donate 10 percent of its sales from the location to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan in its first week of business.

t“The opening of a downtown Detroit tavern has been a longtime priority of ours and we’re extremely excited to pull back the curtain on this labor of love. Being part of the city’s resurgence is exciting,” says T. Michael Ansley, president and CEO of the Southfield-based Diversified Restaurant Holdings, which operates Bagger Dave’s. “The city needs fresh dining options. Detroiters have shown their commitment to locally sourced products and freshness in their products. These are Bagger Dave’s core values. We look forward to being a viable part of the community.”

tDiversified Restaurant Holdings also owns and operates the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the space adjacent to the new Bagger Dave’s.

tThe two-story space, which was built as a bank in the late 1800s, has been gutted and restored to highlight the historic front window, building’s original limestone façade, and skylight extending the length of the building, above the bar. The restaurant’s main floor will seat approximately 60 people and the second-floor bar area will seat 70.