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Black Bear Diner

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Black Bear Diner

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Operations

Black Bear aims for more dinner traffic with nightly changeover

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.

The California-based family-dining chain is taking its expansion east.

The family-dining concept has promoted one executive and added another.

The chain strives to have a mom-and-pop feel

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

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.