In 1995, founders Bob & Laurie Manley, along with founding partner Bruce Dean, created the first Black Bear Diner in Mt. Shasta, California. In choosing a name and a theme for their restaurant, Bob, Laurie, and Bruce, immediately decided upon the black bear. It was a natural. The legendary black bear is native to the Mt. Shasta area, which was once known as Berryvale, due to the vast strawberry fields once enjoyed by bears and townspeople alike. The first Black Bear Diner sits on the site of these fields. The Black Bear Diner reflects our founders' upbringing in small-town America. Their restaurant concept sprang from a desire to bring home-style cooking and personal service back to the dini
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4 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your great experience feeding your inner bear! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to our staff. We hope to see you again soon. :-) Keep Feeding Your Inner Bear!