Grand Rapids on Tap to Welcome Bagger Dave’s

Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, a unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar, will celebrate its grand opening at 241 West Fulton Street in Downtown Grand Rapids, along the Grand River, on Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. The celebration will follow an invitation-only VIP Grand Opening Party to be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24.

“We’re looking forward to sharing the Bagger Dave’s experience with the people of Downtown Grand Rapids.  We know that this will be the place to go after sporting events and concerts,” says T. Michael Ansley, president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, which operates Bagger Dave’s.  

The Grand Rapids restaurant will be the eleventh Bagger Dave’s in Michigan.  Additional locations in the state include nearby Cascade Township and Grandville, as well as Ann Arbor, Berkley, Bloomfield Township, Brighton, East Lansing, Holland, Novi, and Shelby Township. An additional corporate-owned location can be found in Indianapolis and a franchisee-owned location in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

In addition to the Grand Rapids opening, Bagger Dave’s is set to debut four new locations this year: two in Michigan in Downtown Detroit and Traverse City, and two in Indiana in Avon and Greenwood.

Like all Bagger Dave’s restaurants, the 4,500-sq.-ft.Grand Rapids location will feature full table service and a bar serving local craft beers and wine, along with fresh, never-frozen premium beef-blend burgers and all-natural ground turkey burgers. 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 feature localized décor 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


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