Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner

Family restaurants
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #468 last year
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Initial investment
$1.1M - $2.1M
Units as of 2019
131 61.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Black Bear Diner

Industry
Food
Founded
1995
Leadership
Bruce Dean, Founder and CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2002 (19 years)
# of employees at HQ
37
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
131 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1880 Shasta St.
Redding, CA 96001

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Black Bear Diner franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$55,000
Initial Investment
$1,124,800 - $2,094,200
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
4.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
240 hours
Additional Training
At certified training restaurants
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
65
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021