Black Bear Diner Announces Opening in Pasadena, Texas


A family restaurant opens its first restaurant in Texas this year as it continues to execute its statewide expansion plan

Black Bear Diner Announces Opening in Pasadena, TexasRedding, California ( black bear dinner, the one-of-a-kind bear-themed dining concept offering a family atmosphere and classic home-style comfort food, today announced the opening of its Pasadena, TX restaurant. The opening is the first of seven scheduled openings in Texas in 2022 as part of the brand’s larger plan to expand its presence in the Lone Star State.

“We have been very encouraged by the success of our current Texas restaurants and look forward to opening more Texas restaurants, including our latest in Pasadena,” said Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “This opening is a vital part of our expansion into Texas and we are thrilled to welcome the community to our new restaurant.”

The Pasadena Restaurant is located just south of Houston at 3497 E. Sam Houston South Parkway and will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with over 5,600 square feet, 153 indoor seats and 32 patio seats for guests. Black Bear Diner Pasadena is the second location to incorporate new building features that specifically support offsite activities, including a vestibule with a separate pickup window to accommodate take-out orders and third-party drivers. The adapted store format relieves congestion in the checkout area to preserve the customer experience in the restaurant while allowing for increased offsite business.

In addition to the Pasadena opening, Black Bear Diner plans to meet demand by opening a location along the southern state line in McAllen, as well as locations in San Antonio, outside of Dallas in Mesquite and north of Austin at Harker Heights. The company is also expected to open restaurants in Amarillo and El Paso in conjunction with its franchise partners. Black Bear Diner aims to open all seven Texas locations by the end of October, when the Lone Star State will have the most Black Bear Diner locations outside of its home state of California. The brand also recently opened in Brownsville in October 2021.

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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 personalized service to the dining experience. The rapidly growing family dining concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers an extensive, tantalizing menu anchored in hearty portions and great value, with service rooted in genuine hospitality.

The franchise now operates 146 locations in 14 states and continues to grow. Black Bear Diner has always been recognized for significant growth and outstanding performance – Winner of the FSR magazine 2021 Readers Choice Award for Best Legacy Brand, Top 10 Customer Service Winner, Top 10 Fastest Growing Channels and Top Disruptor Nation Restaurant News. Franchise hours called Black Bear Diner one of the “smartest growing brands” in the country. The company is a disruptor in the home dining segment for its growth and performance and will continue to focus on serving classic home-style comfort food and bringing personalized service back to the restaurant industry as that the brand continues to execute its expansion plan.

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