Shocked to learn that Bagger Dave's in Brighton has closed. That was my first job out of high school.
— Jacob W. Schenk (@JacobWSchenk) August 4, 2017
In recent years, they changed their burger recipe to a single, larger patty instead of double-stacking smaller ones, and ditched Coke to offer their own "craft-brewed" sodas alongside the craft beer. They made a bad mistake on my wife's burger last time we went, and the listless service on top of that was bad enough to skip it from then on.
They are survived locally by their neighbors Moe's, whose customers will miss borrowing their wifi, and Applebee's, who continue to do the beer and burger thing next door to the Colonnade.
I like Five Guys, but I like Bagger Dave's better; unfortunately ours, if not the chain, went out of business. https://t.co/tKIEQdHyM9
— Dadger @ IFC (@ItsBrimstone) August 4, 2017
The whole chain hasn't closed at this point. They're still numerous north of Detroit, and there are a few outliers in southern Ohio and Indiana.
[Closeup of Bagger Dave's closing announcement from store window. (C)A2R.S]