The restaurant was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private restaurant chains in the U.S.
The TA Restaurant Group, a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, announced the opening of another Black Bear Diner, located in the Petro Stopping Center in Beaumont, Texas.
Founded in Mt. Shasta, California, in 1995, Black Bear Diner offers homestyle meals that reflect the brand’s small-town roots, including comfort food like chicken fried steak, corned beef hash and slow-cooked pot roast.
The diner was recognized in Nation’s Restaurant News 2017 and 2018 as one of the fastest-growing private restaurant chains in the U.S. and now operates 128 locations in 13 states.
“We are excited to be adding another Black Bear Diner to our collection of brand offerings,” said John Ponczoch, senior vice president of TravelCenters of America and leader of the TA Restaurant Group. “From the unique and fun decor featuring carvings and murals of bears, to the hearty delicious menu items, we believe Black Bear Diners offer our customers something different on the road. And anytime we can bring a new full-service restaurant to one of our locations, we do, so we can offer traveling motorists and the local community the opportunity to sit down, relax and enjoy their meal.”
Westlake, Ohio-based TravelCenters conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express brands.
The TA Restaurant Group operates nearly 650 quick-service and full-service restaurants, including 10 proprietary restaurant brands.