Diversified Restaurant Holdings Details Management Succession Plan

by Katie Lee

Southfield, Mich. — Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. has formed a management succession plan that advances CFO David G. Burke to president and CEO on January 1, 2017, or upon the selection of a new CFO, whichever comes first. The current chairman, president and CEO, Michael Ansley, will remain as chairman of the board after the transition.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings is the largest franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings® (BWW) and creator and operator of Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern®.

“I believe our transition plan provides for a smooth transfer of roles and responsibilities while we look for a new chief financial officer,” says Ansley. “We are also fortunate in this leadership transition to have a well-established chief operating officer in Jason Curtis who has the deep knowledge of our BWW franchise operations, which comprises approximately 90% of our business. David and Jason are both strong operators, very much in tune with our customers’ preferences and well respected throughout our organization and with our franchisor.”

Prior to joining the company, Burke held roles of increasing responsibility in finance, marketing and corporate development at Federal Mogul Corporation, a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies to OEMs and the worldwide aftermarket. 

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. operates 63 BWW franchised restaurants in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. The company also owns and operates 19 Bagger Dave’s restaurants in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. For more information, visit www.baggerdaves.com and www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.

SOURCE: Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

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