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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.

The FSR Growth 23: These Restaurants Defied the Pandemic Odds in 2020

LAST YEAR OFFERED LITTLE IN TERMS OF FAVORABLE MARKET CONDITIONS, BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP A SMALL ENCLAVE OF CASUAL-DINING CHAINS FROM EXPANDING THEIR STORE FOOTPRINTS. AUGUST 2021 NICOLE DUNCAN In many ways, the pandemic was a great equalizer for full-service...

Black Bear Diner Embraces Post-Pandemic Growth

Black Bear Diner Embraces Post-Pandemic Growth THE 25-YEAR-OLD BRAND IS TARGETING COAST-TO-COAST EXPANSION IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19. JUNE 18, 2021 SUZANNE BLAKE Black Bear Diner is looking to move east as it implements a growth strategy into 2022. Three more Black Bear...

FSR’s Reader’s Choice Awards

FSR's Reader's Choice Awards IN A FIRST-EVER REPORT, WE ASKED READERS TO TELL US WHICH LEADERS AND BRANDS THEY ADMIRE MOST. MAY 2021 FSR STAFF In an industry as diverse as the cuisines it serves, there is no shortage of restaurants worthy of admiration—and the same...

CFO to CEO Black Bear Diner’s Anita Adams on Future Growth

Emerging Brands Podcast: CFO to CEO Black Bear Diner's Anita Adams on Future Growth   On this episode of Emerging Brands, Anita Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Black Bear Diner, talks about her unusual path from being a certified public accountant to landing in...

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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