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Black Bear Diner Picks Independence for First KC Metro Location

Friday, December 07, 2018 9:25 AM | Anonymous

California-based Black Bear Diner has been spreading to the Midwest with more than a dozen locations set to open in the next year, including one in Independence.

The new metro location is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter, just south of the new Lion’s Choice at South Little Blue Parkway and Interstate 70.

The menu includes chicken fried steak, chicken apple sausage, corned beef hash, specialty omelets and scrambles, pancakes, waffles, French toast, a variety of Benedicts, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, pecan-crusted trout, chicken pot pie, slow-cooked pot roast, house-made meat loaf and steaks.

The entire menu is served all day so customers can order pot roast at 8 a.m. or pancakes at 8 p.m.

A California restaurant chain known for its homestyle comfort food is heading to the Kansas City metro, The Kansas City Star reports.

Black Bear Diner plans to open a restaurant in Independence near Lion's Choice. It features a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options such as the Bigfoot chicken fried steak and eggs; burgers and sandwiches such as The Gobbler which features roasted turkey, avocado, tomato, mayonnaise and cranberry sauce; prime rib; homestyle fried chicken; housemade meatloaf and slow-cooked pot roast. 

Founded in 1995, Black Bear Diner has grown to 118 locations in 11 states.


To support the economic growth of Independence through the creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of private capital investment.


210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050


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