Industry News | March 29, 2007

Bear Rock Looks to Expand Dinner Menu

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Bear Rock is introducing chef-created dinner entrees in their new test restaurant located in the Crescent Commons Shopping Center (between Wal-Mart and Harris Teeter at the corner of Tryon and Kildare Farm Roads in Cary, North Carolina). The new entrees range in price from $7.69 to $13.49 and are available daily after 4pm and all day on Sunday at this location.

The chef-created dinner entrees are:

Meatloaf Marsala: Oven-baked, thickly-sliced meatloaf served over red bliss mashed potatoes and topped with Mushroom Marsala sauce and Pomodoro Tomato sauce. Garnished with onion tumbleweed.

Fire Grilled Chicken Pomodoro: Grilled marinated chicken breast served on a bed of steamed rice with roasted red peppers and caramelized onions. Topped with Pomodoro Tomato sauce and melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

3 Hour Pot Roast: Slow-braised beef pot roast served over red bliss mashed potatoes and topped with onion tumbleweed.

Grilled Mahi Mahi: Grilled 6 oz. Mahi Mahi filet seasoned with voodoo spices and served on a bed of steamed rice with onions. Topped with grilled seasonal vegetables and served with Tropical Pineapple Mango salsa.

Crab Cake & Fire Grilled Shrimp: East Coast crab cake and five fire-grilled shrimp over grilled, seasonal julienne vegetables. Served with remoulade sauce and a hot baked potato.

Chicken Pot Pie: Roasted pulled chicken breast, carrots, celery, peas, mushrooms, and onions in a creamy herb sauce between two layers of Bear Rock’s signature flaky pie crust.

Rice Bowl: (As a vegetarian offering) Steamed rice topped Pomodoro Tomato sauce, mushrooms, grilled vegetables, and sweet pesto sauce. Add fire grilled chicken or shrimp.

This test restaurant also offers appetizers, such as Bruschetta and Artichoke Dip; side items such as Green Apple Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries, and Grilled Vegetables; desserts such as the Campfire Brownie S’more and bottled beer and wine by the glass.

“At Bear Rock Cafe, we take our ‘passion for food’ very seriously,” Gary Bryant, Bear Rock president and CEO says. “We continually keep our menu fresh and high quality with new chef-created items with exciting flavor profiles added frequently. Now we’re doing something different by featuring center-of-the-plate entrees for dinner.”

“We’re very excited for Bear Rock Cafe to offer guests a dinner dining option with such outstanding food quality and delicious flavor profiles,” Bryant says.

The Crescent Commons R&D Bear Rock Cafe prepares food quickly and maintains the restaurant’s quick-casual speed standards while also offering guests enhanced service with meals delivered to the table, beverages refilled for them, and desserts offered tableside. No tipped is required.

Bear Rock Cafe is a national quick-casual restaurant brand with an upscale mountain café atmosphere featuring a wide variety of fresh, hand-crafted sandwiches, garden-fresh salads, hot & savory soups, oven-fresh breads, baked potatoes, Pizzetas, and gourmet desserts. The Bear Rock Cafe menu also includes an award-winning Kid’s Menu. Bear Rock Cafe is also well-known for catering trays and boxed lunches for office or home.