Black Bear Diner Continues Growth with Opening at TravelCenters of America in Tonopah, Arizona
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Black Bear Diner Continues Growth with Opening at TravelCenters of America in Tonopah, Arizona

Latest franchised diner marks the concept’s 157th diner system-wide and eighth location with TravelCenters of America (TA)

August 16, 2023 // // REDDING, Calif. - Black Bear Diner, one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the country, famous for its abundant portions of home-style comfort food and a unique cabin-themed dining experience, today announced the opening of its newest diner located at 1010 N. 339th Avenue in Tonopah, Arizona. The diner marks the company’s eighth diner with franchisee TravelCenters of America (TA).

Black Bear Diner’s newest diner is located at the TravelCenters of America off of exit 103 in Tonopah at 1010 N. 339th Avenue, boasting 7,930 square feet and seating up to 158 guests. The opening of this location follows TA’s most recent Black Bear Diner opening in San Antonio, Texas this past March.

“We’ve seen incredibly strong growth and momentum thus far in 2023 and are eager to continue executing our expansion plan, which includes both company-owned and franchise-owned diners,” said Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “Our franchise partners are a huge part of our success and we have enjoyed working alongside TravelCenters of America to bring classic, family-style comfort food, bear-themed dining environments and quality service to new communities in convenient locations.”

“We are pleased to add to our full-service dining offer,” said Jack Hancharick, TA Vice President, Full-Service Restaurants. “Our guests love the Black Bear Diner concept, and our team is excited to welcome such a popular brand to the TA in Tonopah’s wide array of offerings.”

System-wide, this is the fourth Black Bear Diner to open this year; the company anticipates an additional six openings in 2023. For more details on Black Bear Diner’s franchise opportunities visit, and for more information on Black Bear Diner and its menu offerings visit

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 157 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.

SOURCE Black Bear Diner



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