Black Bear Diner Plans for 14 New Openings in 2024

by Katie Lee

Redding, Calif. — Black Bear Diner, one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the country, has announced its plans for growth in 2024 with 14 planned new diner openings. The company will open 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 and Gursavri Group. LVP plans four 2024 openings in Kansas, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado; Gursavri Group plans 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,” says 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 its 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 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.

Black Bear Diner is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country. Founded in 1995 in Mt. Shasta, Calif., Black Bear Diner brings home-style comfort food classics, exceptional guest service and a unique cabin theme to the dining experience. The franchise operates 156 diners in 13 states and growing. For more information, visit and

SOURCE: Black Bear Diner

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