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Black Bear Diner


Black Bear Diner is a restaurant chain in the Western United States that serves top quality, old-fashioned diner food at affordable prices. Black Bear Diner’s menu, printed to look like an old-fashioned newspaper, is extensive, featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and kids’ selections. Food includes typical diner fare like eggs, bacon, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of pies, which are made fresh and on location. Black Bear Diner is committed to customer service and maintaining a fun, yet professional dining environment. Furthermore, Black Bear Diner aims for a rustic atmosphere with its décor, as well as an overwhelming number of bear statues, paintings, and replicas. In fact, each restaurant has a 12-foot black bear carving to greet its customers.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$452,300 - $1,206,700
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Black Bear Diner aims to continue growing its restaurant through franchising, particularly with people looking to open multiple locations. Franchisees should be financially stable and have capital at their disposal, as well as experience at operating restaurants. The states that Black Bear Diner is especially excited to grow in are Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Southern California, Idaho, and Nevada.

Black Bear Diner Franchise Opportunities - History

Husband and wife team Bob and Laurie Manley joined forces with Bruce Dean to open the first Black Bear Diner, surrounded by strawberry patches, in Mt. Shasta, California in 1995.

Black Bear Diner Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Black Bear Diner

Franchise Income

Black Bear Diner franchisees must pay a franchise fee of $40,000. The royalty fee on all sales is 4.5%. Franchisees can expect to pay between $452,300 and $1,206,700 in total investment

Black Bear Diner Business Opportunities: Other Information

Black Bear Diner offers an eClub (Bear Lovers Club) and a loyalty club to its customers to reward them with discounts and other special deals in order to keep them happy and coming back to the restaurants. Gift cards are also available to spread the love of Black Bear Diner amongst friends and family.

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