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Black Bear Diner

Leadership

Black Bear adds another infrastructure plank with CFO hiring

The addition of Steve Sparks, formerly CFO of Village Inn’s parent, narrows Anita Adams’ duties to president.

Marketing

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A new nighttime-only menu is offered, the lights are dimmed, servers change their uniforms and a special music list is played.

The new executives, both promoted from within, will aid in the family chain’s expansion, headquarters said.

Operators are tapping seasonal ingredients and holiday flavors to create new dishes.

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Offering the feel of a small-town mom-and-pop shop with affordable country-style favorites

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