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Black Bear Diner

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.

Leadership

Black Bear Diner appoints president, COO

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 top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

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

Apples and cream partner up in a homespun dessert for a diner concept.

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.

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

Here’s what operators are buying and cooking up for their breakfast customers.

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