Black Bear Diner has announced the promotion of Anita Adams to President and Chief Financial Officer and Steve Standlea to Chief Operating Officer. Both Adams and Standlea will report directly to Black Bear Diner CEO & Co-Founder Bruce Dean.
Adams joined Black Bear Diner in March 2017 as CFO. Standlea joined the company in September 2017 and most recently served as Senior Vice President Operations Support. As part of a strengthened C-suite leadership team, both individuals will focus on advising Dean and continuing to improve operations and drive sales growth.
Black Bear Diner has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country, opening 15 diners in 2018 and 8 already in 2019. The company has also been acknowledged as a disruptor in the family-dining segment for its growth and performance, and will continue to focus on serving home-style comfort food classics as the brand continues to execute its expansion plan.
Founded in Mt. Shasta, Calif., in 1995, Black Bear Diner now operates 128 locations in 13 states and growing.