Industry News | February 25, 2011

Bill McClintock Signs On At Bagger Dave's

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Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, a full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar concept that recently started franchising, announced that Bill McClintock joined the corporate team as senior vice president of franchise sales and development.
 
McClintock, a veteran in the franchise community, has played an integral role in the growth of several well-known companies over the course of his 25-year career. Prior to teaming up with Bagger Dave’s, McClintock spent 10 years as vice president of sales and development for Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the fastest-growing casual dining brands in the country, where he helped grow the concept from 50 units to more than 500 units.
 
McClintock also served as senior vice president of development for the McAlister’s Deli chain, where he was responsible for several area development agreements and helping position the brand for national growth.

“I couldn’t be happier to join the Bagger Dave’s family and help grow the brand,” McClintock says. “I’ve always wanted to be in on the ground floor to build a brand in the right way from the beginning. I think my experience over the years will lend itself perfectly to getting the job done.”

Bagger Dave’s was founded in 2008 by Michael Ansley, one of the nation’s largest Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees and president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings. Diversified Restaurant Holdings formed in 2007, and its portfolio includees 14 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Michigan and seven in Florida.

In addition to its original Berkley, California location, Bagger Dave’s operates three other company-owned restaurants in Michigan. It has been approved to franchise in its home state, as well as Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Plans call for opening three Bagger Dave’s locations in 2011 and a total of up to 24 new locations over the next five years. The brand is targeting development partners with multi-unit restaurant management experience able to commit to a minimum two-store development agreement. 

“Our focus is on strategic expansion throughout key areas in the Midwest and selecting the right franchise partners,” McClintock says. “This will help position the brand for healthy long-term growth.”

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