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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.

Nation’s Restaurant News: 2018 Top 200

We are proud to announce that Black Bear Diner has been included once again in this year’s “Top 200 Report” by Nation’s Restaurant News! Since last year, we have moved up in the annual ranking from spot #172 to #151, based on overall systemwide sales for...

Nation’s Restaurant News: Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains

In addition to the annual Top 200 Report, Black Bear Diner has also been recognized as one of the country’s “Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains” by Nation’s Restaurant News! We want to thank all of our team members and guests who make such growth and recognition...

Fast & Serious

Franchise Times has featured Black Bear Diner as one of the “smartest-growing brands” in the country as part of their Fast & Serious feature. As a newcomer to the list we are honored to be at number 35! As we continue to grow and introduce Black Bear Diner to new...

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...

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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