Black Bear Diner

Family restaurants
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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#344 Ranked #470 last year
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Initial investment
$1.5M - $2.1M
Units as of 2023
156 Increase 11.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Black Bear Diner

Industry Food
Related Categories Miscellaneous Full-Service Restaurants
Founded 1995
Parent Company BBD Holdco LLC
Leadership Anita Adams, CEO
Corporate Address 280 Hemsted Dr., #200
Redding, CA 96002
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2002 (22 years)
# of employees at HQ 32
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 156 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

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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 Information Circle
$55,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$1,504,505 - $2,059,010
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
4.5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 320 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
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? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 65
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022