Black Bear Diner Opens Its 17th Diner in Texas and Seventh Location with Franchise-Partner TravelCenters of America (TA)

Newest diner marks the family dining concept’s second location in San Antonio, Texas

Black Bear Diner Opens Its 17th Diner in Texas and Seventh Location with Franchise-Partner TravelCenters of America (TA)Redding, CA  (  Black Bear Diner, one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the country, famous for its abundant portions of home-style comfort food and unique cabin-themed dining experience, today announced the recent opening of its second diner in San Antonio, Texas. The newest location follows the company’s entry into the San Antonio market this past November and marks Black Bear Diner’s seventh diner to open with franchise-partner TravelCenters of America (TA).

“We are so appreciative of the incredible hospitality and overwhelming support Texans have shown us,” said Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “We look forward to welcoming more folks into our diners as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the Lone Star state.”

Black Bear Diner’s new diner is located in San Antonio off of exit 581 on Interstate 10 at 1112 Ackerman Road. The diner is a conversion build at the existing Petro Stopping Center, boasting 6,151 square feet and seating 148 guests. The new diner showcases Black Bear Diner’s updated design enhancements that focus on building modifications to expedite off-premise business while preserving the in-diner guest experience.

In 2023, Black Bear Diner expects to open approximately 15 new diners throughout its system-wide footprint. TravelCenters of America’s next Black Bear Diner opening will be in Tonopah AZ, with an anticipated mid-summer opening.

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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 and personal service to the dining experience. The quickly growing family dining 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 155 diners in 14 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 family-dining segment for its growth and performance and will continue to focus on serving home-style comfort food classics and bringing personal service to the dining industry as the brand continues to execute its expansion plan.

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