News & Awards

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.

Gas prices, breakfast lift family-dining sales

Bruce Dean has noticed a pattern in the 20 years since he and Bob Manley founded their family-dining concept Black Bear Diner. “When gas prices are low like this, we get a kick up in volume,” Dean said. “When they get sky-high, we notice people stop coming in as...

Bear-Sized Meals Coming to Gresham on December 8

Redding, Calif. – (December 2, 2014) – Black Bear Diner announced today the opening of its newest restaurant in Gresham, Oregon. The Gresham restaurant marks the 8th location in Oregon, and the 66th location for the rapidly expanding franchise. The restaurant...

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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