original owners outside of restaurant

Where We Began

In 1967 the Pearson Family opened Dinah's Chicken's doors in Glendale, CA. Dave Pearson came to California with hopes of pursuing a golf career. To help his parents come to California, he bought into Dinah's exclusive recipe and opened up on San Fernando in 1967. His parents, Harry and Mae, ran Dinah's for years until Dave and Linda took over. Since then, four generations of the Pearson Family have worked to provide customers with the same original recipe chicken and sides accompanied by the family- style hospitality people appreciate.

Pictured to the right are the original owners, Harry and Mae Pearson, in front of Dinah's with their great-grandson.