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News & Awards

The Goings-On of Black Bear Diner

Whether it’s news about an event or the announcement of a new award, there’s always some kind of excitement surrounding Black Bear Diner. Take a look at what we’ve been up to, and you’ll quickly see that our strength has a company, and as a member of each community we reside within, has never been better.

Black Bear Diner – THE DISRUPTOR!

Nation’s Restaurant News, The Second 100 – July 24, 2017  Black Bear Diner jumped 16 spots to 171 in the recently released NRN’s , Second 100. We were highlighted in the Family-Dining Segment as a “distruptor” as we continue to claim market share against the numerous...

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 4/18/17

Repeat Growers Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. Redding, CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 14 units, from 79 to 93 (17% growth). These family/casual diners are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per...

Franchise 500: Black Bear Diner

Franchise 500: Black Bear Diner ranks at #296. They were founded in 1955 and have been a franchise since 2002. #FeedYourInnerBear by signing up for our e-club! Get the inside scoop on latest menu items, exclusive offers and when you sign up, enjoy a free bear claw and...

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...

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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

2017

Franchise 500

Entrepreneur

2016

Top 200 Chains

Franchise Times

Nation’s Second 100: Second 100 Concepts

Nation’s Restaurant News

Franchise 500

Entrepreneur Magazine

Top 500 Chains

Restaurant Business Magazine

2015

Top 200 Chains

Franchise Times

Nation’s Second 100: Second 100 Concepts

Nation’s Restaurant News

Smartest Growing Brands

Franchise Times

FSR 50: Top 10 High Performing Regional Chains

Full Service Restaurant Magazine

2015’s Top Franchise Opportunities

Franchise Business Review

INC 500

Inc. Magazine

2014

Top 50: Franchisee Satisfaction

Franchise Business Review

Fast 50: Growth Chain (#33)

Technomic

Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises

Franchise Business Review

Next 20: Concepts to Watch

Nation’s Restaurant News

Top 10: Full Service Growth Chain (#9)

Technomic

FSR 50: Top 10 Dining Chains

FSR Magazine

Ones to Watch

FSR Magazine

2013

Top 40: Food Franchise

Franchise Business Review

Top 10: Franchise Value

FSR Magazine

Next 300: Franchise to Watch (#275)

Franchise Times

FSR 50: Top 10 Dining Chains

FSR Magazine

2012

Top 10 Franchise Value

Restaurant Management Magazine