A new diner in Beaumont hopes to bring the comfort of a cabin in the mountains to travelers in Southeast Texas.
The diner also has a menu to match its rustic cabin theme and log bear carvings created by the same Washington craftsman known as “Ray Bear.” Black Bear Diner serves homestyle classics like chicken fried steak and meatloaf along with its famous pancakes and breakfast plates all-day.
The franchise has grown from one small restaurant in 1995 to 127 diners in 12 states, but Jolisa Johnson, vice president of marketing and communications, said each diner has elements the founders believed was important.
“All of our diners have a jukebox just like the first one has, and its core to who we are,” Johnson said.
The Beaumont location will join the diners in Humble and Katy as the third Texas location for the company.
The diner seats up to 126 people and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Tom Liutkus, senior vice president of marketing and public relations for TravelCenters of America, said the Beaumont diner was the company’s fifth franchise Black Bear Diner.