Black Bear Diner Continues Expansion with Three New Openings In Arizona and Texas

Black Bear Diner Continues Expansion with Three New Openings In Arizona and Texas

The full-service family dining concept now operates 159 locations, with 14 openings slated for 2024

Black Bear Diner Continues Expansion with Three New Openings In Arizona and TexasBlack Bear Diner, a leading full-service family dining concept famous for its home-style comfort food and cabin-themed dining experience, today announced the following openings:

  • April 17: Waco, Texas at 2424 Creekview Drive Ste 150 – a company owned diner with 4,560 square feet and 145 seats.
  • April 16: Eloy, Arizona at 5235 North Sunland Gin Rd – a TravelCenter of America (TA) owned and operated diner boasting 6,461 square feet and 143 seats.
  • March 26: New Braunfels, Texas at 4817 I-35 – a TravelCenter of America (TA) owned and operated diner with 4,789 sq feet and 178 seats.

The Eloy opening marks the company’s 15th diner in Arizona and the New Braunfels and Waco openings mark its 20th and 21st locations in Texas, a significant step in the company’s plans for growth and development in the year ahead.

“The opening of these three locations has launched us into 2024 with remarkable momentum,” said Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “These openings align with our strategic expansion plans and are a testament to the unwavering dedication of our franchise-partners, and our team members across the country. Our goal remains clear: to bring our unique offering of home-style comfort food and unparalleled guest service coast -to-coast.”

Each of these new diners showcase updated building modifications and design enhancements. These changes serve a dual purpose: streamlining takeout and delivery orders while ensuring an exceptional dine-in guest experience. The modifications include features that expedite off-premise business, such as an exterior delivery and pickup window. This window allows for efficient handling of takeout and delivery orders, making it convenient for guests who prefer dining at home.

Inside the diner, guests can still enjoy the cozy cabin-themed ambiance that Black Bear Diner is known for. The team has carefully balanced functionality with aesthetics to create a welcoming environment for all patrons.

As planned, 2024 continues to show a strong growth trajectory for Black Bear Diner, which anticipates an additional 11 openings for the remainder of the year. For more details on Black Bear Diner franchise opportunities visit For more information on Black Bear Diner and its menu offerings please visit

Black Bear Diner is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country, with 159 diners in 13 states and growing. Founded in 1995 by Bruce Dean and Bob Manley in Mt. Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner brings home-style comfort food classics, exceptional guest service, and a unique cabin-theme to the dining experience. The full-service concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a vast, enticing menu anchored in hearty portions and excellent value, with service rooted in genuine hospitality.

Black Bear Diner has been consistently recognized for its significant growth and outstanding performance, and in the last year has been recognized on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, Nation’s Restaurant News Top 500 Report, Restaurant Business Technomic Top 500 Chain report, Franchise Times Top 400 list, Forbes ‘Best Customer Service’ list and more.