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Black Bear Diner Expands Footprint into Southern California

Redding, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – Black Bear Diner, a fast growth, award-winning family dining concept, announced today the opening of its 63rd restaurant, located in Buena Park, California. The opening of the Buena Park location marks the third Black Bear Diner restaurant in the greater Los Angeles area and a strategic expansion into Southern California. The Buena Park location opens June 9 and is located at 7005 Knot Avenue.


“We are thrilled to add another Southern California location to our franchise family,” said Bruce Dean, co-founder of Black Bear Diner. “Even with limited restaurants in Southern California, we have experienced tremendous success and this opportunity made sense for our brand and for our strategic growth plans.”


Recognized for serving bear-sized portions of comfort food classics in a bear-themed restaurant, the “anti-chain, chain” is quickly establishing itself as a dominant leader in the family dining segment. It was recently ranked by Technomic as the 33rd fastest growing chain, and 9th fastest among full-service restaurants. The brand is spread across eight western states and is projected to have 100 units nationally by 2018.