Black Bear Diner, the one-of-a-kind, bear-themed dining concept offering a family-friendly atmosphere and classic, home-style comfort food, today announced it will be the Official Family Diner for the Oregon School Activities Assocation. The multi-year partnership, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and extending through the 2023-2024 school year, deepens Black Bear Diner’s commitment to the dozens of communities it serves – including young athletes and their families.
“We are so pleased to be supporting high school athletic programs in communities across Oregon,” said Anita Adams, CEO of Black Bear Diner. “As a company that is focused on family and bringing people together over a delicious, hearty meal at any time of the day, Black Bear Diner is proud to be the Official Family Diner for the next three school years.”
Black Bear Diner features 11 locations across the state: Beaverton, Bend, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Madras, Medford, Newberg, Portland, Redmond, and Wilsonville.
“We are pleased to welcome Black Bear Diner as the newest OSAA official partner,” said Peter Weber, Executive Director of the OSAA. “Their interest in supporting local high schools and highlighting the values associated with teamwork align well with the mission of our organization.”
The OSAA joins the state associations of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington, the latest sports properties operated by Playfly Sports Properties to partner with Black Bear Diner.
About Black Bear Diner
Black Bear Diner is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country. Founded in 1995 by Bruce Dean and Bob Manley in Mt. Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner brings home-style comfort food classics and personal service to the dining experience. The quickly growing family dining concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a vast, enticing menu anchored in hearty portions and excellent value, with service rooted in genuine hospitality.
The franchise now operates 143 locations in 14 states and growing. Black Bear Diner has been consistently recognized for its significant growth and outstanding performance – Winner of FSR Magazine’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Legacy Brand, Top 10 Customer Service Winner, Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chain and Top Disruptor from Nation’s Restaurant News. Franchise Times has called Black Bear Diner one of the “smartest-growing brands” in the country. The company is a disruptor in the family-dining segment for its growth and performance and will continue to focus on serving home-style comfort food classics and bringing personal service back to the dining industry as the brand continues to execute its expansion plan.
Created in 1918, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is a private non-profit, board-governed association comprised of 295 public and private member high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the OSAA annually sponsors 113 team and 426 individual event state championships for students competing in 19 interscholastic activities. For more information, visit OSAA.org or follow @OSAASports on social media.