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Old 10-14-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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A new pizza joint is coming. Anyone familiar with the pizza factory? No location was provided in the EIN article.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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A new pizza joint is coming. Anyone familiar with the pizza factory? No location was provided in the EIN article.
I was excited to see the info until I investigated further. This CA -based chain wants to grow many places and enter two new states. Most of their restaurants in Idaho are in NID. Cd'A has one but otherwise they are small towns. That's okay but leaves me wondering how come they haven't entered larger markets and how much is too much competition.

Anyway, here's the link Theotherdude referenced: What 475 New US Troops Headed to Iraq Won I read was they are seeking franchisees in the "Idaho Falls area." I didn't bother to look at their buy in costs as it was sadly evident this "Pizza Factory" is different than the one I know. I'd love to have the one I know here but I think they are a regional, small chain. This "Pizza Factory" already has over 100 restaurants.

I do wonder how many more pizza establishments the area can handle. A few would do well on the growing westside, IMO.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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Default Black Bear Restaurant

It looks like work is starting more seriously at the Black Bear Diner. Because I know next to nothing about this growing regional chain, except they opened in Pocatello a few months ago, I recently decided to try one when I was out-of-state and close to one.

The food I had was good. I find their menu, at least online, confusing. It is probably much clearer in the restaurant. Dinner entrees come with two side dishes and either soup or salad. It helps to know that when ordering an entree. Their portions are big! Had I been at home and able to refrigerate, I would have had plenty of food for a second night. If it is just you dining, ask if they have a smaller serving, unless you can store the extras.

I didn't order desert but those I saw looked good.

They serve breakfast all day. I don't know what they serve as I ordered dinner. Check out their menu

It appears they serve family food like you may find at a family member's home. I'd go again based on how good the food was. I believe they are open seven days/week. They close at 10:00 p.m.

https://blackbeardiner.com/
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:34 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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It looks like work is starting more seriously at the Black Bear Diner. Because I know next to nothing about this growing regional chain, except they opened in Pocatello a few months ago, I recently decided to try one when I was out-of-state and close to one.

The food I had was good. I find their menu, at least online, confusing. It is probably much clearer in the restaurant. Dinner entrees come with two side dishes and either soup or salad. It helps to know that when ordering an entree. Their portions are big! Had I been at home and able to refrigerate, I would have had plenty of food for a second night. If it is just you dining, ask if they have a smaller serving, unless you can store the extras.

I didn't order desert but those I saw looked good.

They serve breakfast all day. I don't know what they serve as I ordered dinner. Check out their menu

It appears they serve family food like you may find at a family member's home. I'd go again based on how good the food was. I believe they are open seven days/week. They close at 10:00 p.m.

https://blackbeardiner.com/
I am just curious when you go to this restaurant on weekends or busiest times can you find parking? Do you have to wait to get a table for 20 - 45 minutes like on a weekend?
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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A new pizza joint is coming. Anyone familiar with the pizza factory? No location was provided in the EIN article.
Yes, I'm totally familiar with this and can't wait!! True, we have several pizza places, but seriously they are national chains. That said, it doesn't mean PF won't become one. This business had it's start up just up the road from where I grew up, just outside Yosemite National Park.

I just hope their recipes have not changed. I remember when i was excited for Carl's Jr. to open, however it's nothing like I remember, which is fine.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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We tried to get into the Black Bear in Idaho Falls last week. After getting a late start, by the time we got there the parking lot was full all the way back to Zurchers, so we just went elsewhere. Last night was a different story. We got there about 6 pm, and while they were busy, we got right in and had a table in just a couple of minutes. I'm glad we waited a few days and tried again.
The menu is divided into small, medium and large sized portion dishes, and it's worthwhile taking a few extra minutes going over it.
I had the tri tip steak sandwich. There was a lot of thin sliced meat cooked to about medium. It was very tender, nicely seasoned, and had a good layer of melted cheese on it. Served on what they call a Tribeca roll, ( like a cibata hoagie ) it came with a flavorful, warm au jus dip. I ordered the Parmesan kettle chips with it, which were still warm, and very tasty. Portions were more than ample.
My wife had the fish and chips. 3 nice sized pieces of battered and fried fish, which got to the table while still steaming hot. Nice fresh fish flavor, mild, and not at all greasy. The fries were just fair, a little soggy, and bland to my taste. They were nothing special, but it wouldn't keep me away.
Overall, it was a nice experience. The restaurant was clean, bright and not very noisy. Service was good, and fast. We will go back again.
I REALLY want to try the breakfasts, so that will be on a weekend morning soon.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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We tried to get into the Black Bear in Idaho Falls last week. After getting a late start, by the time we got there the parking lot was full all the way back to Zurchers, so we just went elsewhere. Last night was a different story. We got there about 6 pm, and while they were busy, we got right in and had a table in just a couple of minutes. I'm glad we waited a few days and tried again.
The menu is divided into small, medium and large sized portion dishes, and it's worthwhile taking a few extra minutes going over it.
I had the tri tip steak sandwich. There was a lot of thin sliced meat cooked to about medium. It was very tender, nicely seasoned, and had a good layer of melted cheese on it. Served on what they call a Tribeca roll, ( like a cibata hoagie ) it came with a flavorful, warm au jus dip. I ordered the Parmesan kettle chips with it, which were still warm, and very tasty. Portions were more than ample.
My wife had the fish and chips. 3 nice sized pieces of battered and fried fish, which got to the table while still steaming hot. Nice fresh fish flavor, mild, and not at all greasy. The fries were just fair, a little soggy, and bland to my taste. They were nothing special, but it wouldn't keep me away.
Overall, it was a nice experience. The restaurant was clean, bright and not very noisy. Service was good, and fast. We will go back again.
I REALLY want to try the breakfasts, so that will be on a weekend morning soon.
I thought Idaho didn't have problems with lines, waiting and looking for parking
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I thought Idaho didn't have problems with lines, waiting and looking for parking
Anytime we get something "new", there's always a wait.

Siege, the breakfast is wonderful at Black Bear
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Anytime we get something "new", there's always a wait.

Siege, the breakfast is wonderful at Black Bear
we have tons of blackbear restaurants here.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Anytime we get something "new", there's always a wait.

Siege, the breakfast is wonderful at Black Bear
The " Grizzly" looks awesome. And ample

Next up ? I'm looking forward to Culvers opening. As I understand it, the location will be at Taylor Crossing on The River, close to Pancheri Drive. Their online menu looks great, and the people I've talked to who have eaten there just love the place. I was really disappointed with Freddy's, and I believe Culver's will deliver what I had hoped Freddys would.

Any one know when they are scheduled to open ?
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