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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.

Lodi’s Black Bear Diner to open Oct. 7

Whether you prefer pancakes to waffles, eggs over easy or scrambled, you’ll likely be able to find whatever feeds your fancy at the new Black Bear Diner. Following months of interior renovations and cosmetic updates, the diner is scheduled to open its newest location...

Black Bear Diner hosting fundraiser along with grand opening

  After almost six months of operation, Fresno's Black Bear Diner is getting ready to celebrate its grand opening Aug. 20. A menagerie of mascots from Fresno State, Valley Children's Hospital and the outdoors-themed family restaurant will be on-site for the event...

Black Bear Diner Brings the ‘Wow Factor’ to Dinner

A quick side story: the jukeboxes are famous in Black Bear due to their history. Some franchisees requested more contemporary options and Black Bear adjusted. As Dean mentioned, Black Bear's "Wow factor" wasn't carrying over to the extent the brand hoped. Black Bear...

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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

2019

Nation’s Restaurant News

The Top Food Franchises of 2019

Entrepreneur

Franchise Times January

2018

Nation’s Restaurant News

Nation’s Restaurant News June

Franchise 500

Entrepreneur

Restaurant Business June

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