Black Bear Diner Announces Official Opening Date for Colma Location: October 2nd

South San Francisco, CA   September 27, 2017  

Submitted by Ann Bouchard, Black Bear Diner Communications Director

REDDING, Calif. – (September 18, 2017) – Black Bear Diner, the award-winning family dining concept headquartered in Redding, California, announced today the scheduled opening of its newest restaurant in Colma, CA. Scheduled for an official grand opening on Monday, October 2, at 6:00 a.m., the Colma restaurant marks the 101st location for the rapidly expanding franchise. The restaurant is located at 4927 Junipero Serra Blvd. in Colma.

“We’re excited to bring our 101st Black Bear Diner to the great community of Colma, and expand our presence in California’s bay area” said Bruce Dean, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “We look forward to being a partner in this community and offering the comfort food classics, personal service and homey atmosphere that customers expect.”

The Colma location marks the 55th California location for the award-winning family dining concept and the first location on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Black Bear Diner is recognized for offering “bear-sized” food portions at an excellent value. All Black Bear Diner restaurants feature a unique bear-inspired and log-cabin theme, designed to remind guests of a time when life was a little simpler and service and quality were the cornerstones of business.

About Black Bear Diner

Founded in Mt. Shasta, California in 1995, Black Bear Diner was born from a desire to bring home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience. The family dining concept offers a vast menu anchored on hearty portions and excellent value. The franchise has grown to 101 locations in eight western states. Black Bear Diner is consistently ranked by restaurant industry observers as one of the smartest growing brands. For a full menu and additional information, please visit

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About the Founders:


Bruce Dean; Co-Founder

Recognized for his relentless focus on operational management and business savvy, Dean also acts as the brand’s Chief Operating Officer. A restaurant industry veteran with 40+ years of experience, he oversees all facets of Black Bear Diner’s business, franchise, and menu development, helping drive the brand’s strategic expansion and its promise to deliver “great food, great service, and great atmosphere.”

Before helping establish Black Bear Diner as a power player in the family dining restaurant segment, Dean contributed to the brand’s early success by leveraging his early beginnings in the restaurant business. He created the recipes for some of the brand’s most popular and best-selling food items on the Black Bear Diner menu to date. He was also the visionary behind “bear-sized” portions, a brand commitment to deliver unrivaled comfort food value and portions to its guests. Dean remains passionately engaged in Black Bear Diner’s food operations and menu economics, ensuring that Black Bear Diner guests continue receiving the best value in the family-dining arena.

Dean earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Davis and currently serves on the Board for the California Restaurant Association.

Bob Manley; Co-Founder

In addition to his historic position as co-founder of Black Bear Diner, Bob Manley also serves as the company’s Chief Brand Officer. A visionary, dreamer, and storyteller, Manley is the heart, soul, and creator of the Black Bear Diner brand concept. Manley is intimately involved in the franchisee development process, ensuring that all franchisees share and live by the brand’s values of human kindness, a win/win philosophy, and sense of humor. He also invests heavily in the look, feel, design and hominess of each Black Bear Diner restaurant, making sure it’s a welcoming place to all guests.

Prior to co-founding Black Bear Diner, Manley was the owner of the Black Bear Gallery, an educator, and wilderness guide. To this day, he wears a lucky bear claw around his neck.

Manley graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in speech pathology.



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