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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.

2015 Second 100: Family Dining, Buffet Restaurants Continue to Struggle

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Second 100 report, a proprietary census ranking restaurant brands Nos. 101-200 by U.S. systemwide sales and other data. This special report focuses on a smaller, more growth-oriented universe than the Top 100 report....

Black Bear Diner names Tim Kaliher COO

Former O’Charley’s executive to lead operational efficiencies as chain expands Family-dining chain Black Bear Diner has named Tim Kaliher to the newly created position of chief operating officer, the Redding, Calif.-based company told Nation’s Restaurant...

Black Bear Diner Blossoms Into a National Favorite

THIS CALIFORNIA-BORN CONCEPT SERVES HOME-STYLE MEALS WHILE BUILDING A ROBUST SYSTEM AND EXPANDING INTO NEW REGIONS. By Karon Warren, January 2017 Twenty-one years ago in Mount Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner opened its doors with the goal of being a small...

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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