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Black Bear Diner Unveils Plan for 12 New Restaurants

Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, today at the national Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix announced 12 new restaurants in California, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Black Bear Diner to Open 19 New Locations with Latest Deal

Black Bear Diner announced it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with its existing franchise partners, Karan Gogri and Sanjiv Patel of National Restaurant Inc.  This new agreement will bring an additional 19 units over a six-year period to both new and existing markets.

Black Bear Diner Expands with Midwest City Opening

Black Bear Diner, a fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, announced it will officially open its doors in Midwest City on December 18.

Black Bear Diner Sinks its Claws Into National Expansion

Craig Cunningham’s experience led him to an early conclusion: Black Bear Diner was a different kind of animal in the restaurant industry. He held roles at Mimi’s Café, Smoke Modern BBQ, and Smashburger, working his way up from server to executive.

Black Bear Diner Reaches Milestone with 100th Opening

Black Bear Diner, the award-winning family dining concept headquartered in Redding, California, announced today that the opening of its newest restaurant in Tucson, Arizona marked a major milestone as its 100th location.

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.