The Stand To Bring "American Classics Redefined" With First San Diego Location

June 29, 2023

Los Angeles-based fast-casual chain The Stand is bringing "American Classics Redefined" to America's Finest City with the opening of the company's first San Diego location. 

Founded by Murray Wishengrad in Encino, CA, in 2003, The Stand now has over a dozen locations dotted around Southern California with one sited in Texas. The restaurants offer a menu of customizable American fare with a twist.  

The first San Diego location of The Stand will open in the space that currently houses Grub Burger Bar within Carmel Mountain Ranch Home Center in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Like other branches expect a broad menu of made-to-order options like burgers, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, wraps, fries, and other sides, as well as craft beer, wine, milkshakes and floats. Expect items like the French Onion Soup Burger with a double parmesan-crusted bun, gruyere cheese, red wine onions, and crispy onion strings served with a side of French onion au jus; and the Short Rib Grilled Cheese with double parmesan crusted sourdough, braised beef short rip, cheddar cheese, bacon tomato jam, crispy onion strings and hickory sauce. 

The Stand is expected to open by year's end at 12045 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 303, in San Diego's Carmel Mountain Ranch. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.