Black Bear Diner 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-a—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-premises 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 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-premises 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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