Order Online

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.

BLACK BEAR NAMES ANITA ADAMS CEO

Black Bear Diner has tapped president and former CFO Anita Adams to succeed co-founder Bruce Dean as CEO. Simultaneously, industry veteran Jeff Guido is joining the family restaurant chain as COO. Dean will remain active in the company’s operations in the newly...

Black Bear Diner Promotes Anita Adams to CEO

Black Bear Diner announced Thursday the promotion of Anita Adams to CEO and the addition of restaurant veteran Jeff Guido as COO. Bruce Dean, the brand’s co-founder and former CEO, will remain as executive chairman. "As co-founder and chief executive officer, Black...

Anita Adams promoted to CEO of Black Bear Diner

Promotions and hires continue at Black Bear Diner, the family dining brand based in Redding, Calif. Today, the brand announced that Anita Adams had been promoted from president to CEO. Black Bear also announced that restaurant veteran Jeff Guido would join the brand...

  • Press and Media Queries

  • Consent * Required
    By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am at least 16 years old and agree to Black Bear Diner's Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. Click here to opt-out.

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