Black Bear Diner Expands Footprint into Southern California

Chain Announces Opening of 63rd Location in Buena Park, California

June 02, 2014 // // Redding, Calif – Black Bear Diner, a fast growth, award-winning family dining concept, announced today the opening of its 63rd restaurant, located in Buena Park, California. The opening of the Buena Park location marks the third Black Bear Diner restaurant in the greater Los Angeles area and marks a strategic expansion into Southern California. The Buena Park location opens June 9th and is located at 7005 Knott Avenue.

"We are thrilled to add another Southern California location to our franchise family," said Bruce Dean, co-founder of Black Bear Diner. "Even with limited restaurants in Southern California, we have experienced tremendous success. This opportunity made sense for our brand and for our strategic growth plans."

Recognized for serving bear-sized portions of comfort food classics in a bear-themed restaurant, the anti-chain, chain is quickly establishing itself as a dominant leader in the family dining segment. It was recently ranked by Technomic, a leading research and consulting firm servicing the food and foodservice industry, as the 33rd fastest growing chain, and 9th fastest among full-service restaurants. The brand is spread across eight western states and is projected to have 100 units nationally by 2018.

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About Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner, founded in 1995, is a fast growing, community-oriented, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience in a fun, bear-themed atmosphere. Black Bear Diner was born from a desire to bring home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience. The brand has steadily grown to 63 locations in eight western states, and is strategically growing its national footprint, with a goal of 100 units by 2018.

Recognized as a Top 10 Franchise Value by Full Service Restaurant Magazine and ranked 275th in Franchise Times' Next 300 franchises to watch in 2013, Black Bear Dinner is actively seeking experienced franchise operators whose passion, energy and entrepreneurial spirit reflect that of the founders, and share a relentless commitment to serving their guests and communities. For more information on Black Bear Diner, please visit

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Founded in Mt. Shasta, California in 1995 by Bruce Dean and partners Bob and Laurie Manley, Black Bear Diner was born from a desire to bring home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience.


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