Black Bear Diner Finishes 2023 Strong, Plans for 14 New Diner Openings in 2024

Full-service concept ended the year with Dec. 13 opening in Burleson, TX

Black Bear Diner Finishes 2023 Strong, Plans for 14 New Diner Openings in 2024Redding, CA  (RestaurantNews.comBlack Bear Diner, one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the country, famous for its abundant portions of home-style comfort food, unique cabin-themed dining experience and exceptional guest service, today announced its plans for growth in 2024 with 14 planned new diner openings. The company will open its doors to at least nine new franchise-owned diners and five new corporate-owned diners.

In addition to growth plans with current franchise-partners for openings in California, Texas and Arizona, Black Bear Diner has also welcomed two new franchise-partners to its system – LVP Foodservice – with plans for four 2024 openings in Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado; and Gursavri Group, with plans for an Arizona diner. The new diners will be a combination of conversions and ground up new builds and will incorporate recent design enhancements to better accommodate off-premise dining.

“The confidence in our brand is strong,” said Anita Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Black Bear Diner. “Based on strong bottom-line performance, existing franchisees are investing in new diner locations, while new franchise-partners have come aboard as Black Bear Diner complements their portfolio with our unique full-service brand.”

Continuing their strategy of developing the strong Texas market, the company also plans to open five new company owned diners throughout the state in 2024. Locations include a third San Antonio diner, as well as additional diners in Dallas, Houston and Rio Grande Valley. Early 2025 will see an additional five diners open as well.

Black Bear Diner ended the year with the opening of its newest diner located at 12613 South Freeway in Burleson, Texas on December 13. The opening marks the brand’s third diner in the Dallas Fort Worth area, joining existing locations in Alliance and Mesquite. The newest diner boasts 5,000 square feet and features Black Bear Diner’s updated design enhancements, including its exterior delivery and pickup window that expedites off-premise business. The opening signals the end of another strong year for the company, which opened new diners in Texas, California, Utah and Arizona.

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Black Bear Diner Finishes 2023 Strong, Plans for 14 New Diner Openings in 2024

Black Bear Diner Finishes 2023 Strong, Plans for 14 New Diner Openings in 2024

About Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country. Founded in 1995 by Bruce Dean and Bob Manley in Mt. Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner brings home-style comfort food classics, exceptional guest service, and a unique cabin-theme to the dining experience. The quickly growing full-service concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a vast, enticing menu anchored in hearty portions and excellent value, with service rooted in genuine hospitality.

The franchise now operates 156 diners in 13 states and growing. Black Bear Diner has been consistently recognized for its significant growth and outstanding performance – Winner of FSR Magazine’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Legacy Brand, Top 10 Customer Service Winner, Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chain and Top Disruptor from Nation’s Restaurant News. Franchise Times has called Black Bear Diner one of the “smartest-growing brands” in the country. The company is a disruptor in the full-service segment for its growth and performance and will continue to focus on serving home-style comfort food classics and bringing exceptional guest service to the dining industry as the brand continues to execute its expansion plan.

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