Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner Blossoms Into a National Favorite

Twenty-one years ago in Mount Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner opened its doors with the goal of being a small restaurant serving its community. That commitment to the community continues today but what started as a single location has blossomed into 85 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Black Bear Diner Poised for Growth After Securing Investment

Black Bear Diner, a 75-unit family dining franchise concept in eight western states, announced an investment from PWP Growth Equity, a private equity fund managed by Perella Weinberg Partners that invests in leading, growth-oriented lower middle market companies.

FSR 50: Top 10 High-Performing Regional Chains

To identify the Top 10 regional chains, FSR started with brands that had at least 10 locations at the end of 2014, were located in a concentrated geographic area or region, and had systemwide sales that approached $100 million—and in three instances, topped the $200 million mark.

Black Bear Diner Positions Itself For Record Growth

Black Bear Diner, an award-winning family dining concept with 68 locations in eight western states, announced that 2015 will be the best unit growth year in franchise history. The concept, which has historically averaged six to eight new restaurants annually, is on track to open 11 new units in 2015, with the anticipation of closing out the year at 79 total operating units.

Black Bear Diner Opens in Visalia, California

Black Bear Diner, a family dining franchise concept featuring a bear-themed atmosphere, announced its newest restaurant addition to the Black Bear Diner family in Visalia, California. The addition of the Visalia location marks the 62nd location for the expanding franchise.