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Franchise Times: Top 200

267. Black Bear Diner

Last Year’s Rank: 263

Investment Range: Over $1 Million

Category: Restaurant

Company Description

A full-service family restaurant chain, Black Bear Diner was founded in 1995 by Bruce Dean and Bob Manley. They opened the first diner in California and began franchising the brand in 2002. Today the company is based out of Redding, California. Black Bear Diners specialize in American fare, serving food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. True to its name, each restaurant is decorated with bear-themed statues and murals on the walls.


Company Statistics

Global Sales: $152,500,000

US Units: 67

International Units: 0

Total Units: 67

Percent Franchised: 91%

% International Units: 0%

US Franchised Units: 61