Proving they truly are Bears That Care, Black Bear Diner restaurants announced their 41 franchise locations are partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money for the nationally recognized non-profit organization.

Proving they truly are Bears That Care, Black Bear Diner restaurants announced their 41 franchise locations are partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money for the nationally recognized non-profit organization.


“We are very excited to have this opportunity to aid such a wonderful cause,” states Black Bear Diner Co-Founder Bob Manley.  “To know that we are helping kids who might not otherwise get the chance to have their personal dream come true-it’s truly a humbling experience.”


The public is encouraged to dine at their local Black Bear Diner on December 10, when ten percent of the day’s gross revenues will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Now through December 10, customers can also purchase donation cards at individual diner locations with 100 percent of the card revenues benefiting local Make-A-Wish chapters.


Community Outreach Coordinator and Black Bear Diner franchise owner George Sammut, encourages the public to participate in the fundraising event to “show what powerful magic we can create as a united team who cares and believes in the value of helping those in need.” 


Bears That Care is the charitable arm of the Black Bear Diner organization.


The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Born in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its territories.  With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 164,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit  HYPERLINK http://www.wish.org www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish.


The original Black Bear Diner opened in Mt. Shasta, California, in 1995 and since grown to 41 locations in six Western states.  Founders Bob and Laurie Manley and Bruce Dean passionately believe in large portions of moderately priced homemade comfort food delivered with the friendliest service.  To find the Black Bear Diner near you or view their menu visit www.blackbeardiner.com.