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Shari’s Restaurants Leads Pacific Northwest and USA in Family Dining

Shari’s Restaurants Leads Pacific Northwest and USA in Family Dining Portland, Oregon, August 7, 2018 Shari’s Restaurants Improves Performance throughout 2018 Great things are happening at Shari’s Restaurants these days. In addition to exciting improvements planned for this fall in restaurant remodels, services, a revamped menu, and branding,...

Shari’s Restaurants Leads Pacific Northwest and USA in Family Dining

Portland, Oregon, August 7, 2018

Shari’s Restaurants Improves Performance throughout 2018

Great things are happening at Shari’s Restaurants these days. In addition to exciting improvements planned for this fall in restaurant remodels, services, a revamped menu, and branding, the Pacific Northwest family dining favorite is also seeing positive growth as a result of its 2018 financial performance

As hints of the upcoming changes in Shari’s Restaurants circulate, the 40-year old iconic brand has rebounded significantly. Year over year sales increases in 2018 has enabled Shari’s to earn the top spot in competitive rankings over other family dining restaurants regionally in the Pacific Northwest and even nationally throughout the U.S.

>According to Knapp-Track, for the first and second quarter of 2018, Shari’s posted the highest (comp) same-store sales growth while achieving positive guest counts for four consecutive months in the Pacific Northwest and for two consecutive months in the US. While other family dining competitors experienced lesser sales results, with some brands even experiencing slight downturns, Shari’s uptick in sales signals that the initial changes begun over the last twelve months in branding, advertising, service, and menu offerings are starting to yield positive results.

Shari’s CEO, Sam Borgese, stated that “Shari’s impressive growth for the last two quarters is attributable to the teamwork of every one of our 3,500 employees who, over the past year, have been dedicated to regaining Shari’s long-held position as the number one family dining brand in the Pacific Northwest. The added accomplishment of outperforming our larger and more formidable national competitors is also testament to our team’s commitment to deliver superior service and great food at an obvious value to the guest within the communities we serve.”

With these results in mind, Borgese stated, “We are looking forward to continuing our recent success as we share our exciting restaurant remodel and design plans this fall with both our loyal guests as well as our potential new guests. Our goal is to not only heighten our guests’ experiences at Shari’s, but to also integrate some of our new “Northwest Fresh” menu items that will complement our traditional comfort food favorites. And, as always, we will continue to have our award-winning pies on hand for those suffering from a stubborn sweet tooth.”

New Fall Flavors

New Fall Flavors Try our fresh new flavors, and FALL in love all over again. It's always the perfect season for Shari's. Click here to view our fall menu....

New Fall Flavors

Try our fresh new flavors, and FALL in love all over again. It’s always the perfect season for Shari’s. Click here to view our fall menu.

Fight Against Hunger

Fight against hunger 13 Million Children in the U.S. Go Hungry. Visit Shari’s or donate online September 1 - 30 to help end hunger in your community. Shari's will match donations up to $20,000!* Click here to donate to your local food bank. *Represents total match...

Fight against hunger

13 Million Children in the U.S. Go Hungry. Visit Shari’s or donate online September 1 – 30 to help end hunger in your community. Shari’s will match donations up to $20,000!* Click here to donate to your local food bank. *Represents total match donation shared between restaurants–not $20,000 from each restaurant.

Peach Perfection Pie

Peach Perfection Pie Back by popular demand!  One needn’t visit Georgia for a peach of a dessert. Shari’s Peach Perfection brings warm and fruity flavors to the table. Shari’s flaky crust filled with freshly baked peaches make each bite perfection....

Peach Perfection Pie

Back by popular demand!  One needn’t visit Georgia for a peach of a dessert. Shari’s Peach Perfection brings warm and fruity flavors to the table. Shari’s flaky crust filled with freshly baked peaches make each bite perfection.

Shari’s Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Shari's Hires New Chief Financial Officer Beaverton, Oregon, October 5, 2016 Shari's Café & Pies announces the addition of Keith Wall as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wall joins Shari's executive leadership team as one of many significant changes occurring at Shari's. He replaces longtime CFO, Ray Damron,...

Shari’s Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Beaverton, Oregon, October 5, 2016

Shari’s Café & Pies announces the addition of Keith Wall as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wall joins Shari’s executive leadership team as one of many significant changes occurring at Shari’s. He replaces longtime CFO, Ray Damron, who retired in September.

“Shari’s has been evolving the Shari’s Brand at a rapid pace over the last couple years. We’ve re-imaged a significant number of our locations with contemporary building innovations; we’ve redesigned our menu with additional fresh, local and seasonal menu items, and we’ve combined it all together with new branding elements. Each of these updates has been driven by extensive guest feedback,” said Bruce MacDiarmid, President and CEO. “Keith’s addition to our executive team will help drive our restaurant group to the next level with his tenured restaurant financial background.”

Mr. Wall brings a wealth of financial expertise to Shari’s. He has extensive experience in the restaurant and retail sectors as a senior financial executive – most recently with Ovation Brands. Mr. Wall will oversee all financial aspects of Shari’s and serve as a senior member of the executive team responsible for driving growth and profits.

Shari’s wins 14 Gold Medals at the National Pie Championships

Shari's wins 14 Gold Medals at the National Pie Championships Beaverton, Ore. - (May 05, 2016) - Shari's Café & Pies proudly accepted a record amount of 14 Gold Medals at the 2016 National Pie Championships in Orlando, Florida last week. Amateur pie makers, professional baker/chefs &...

Shari’s wins 14 Gold Medals at the National Pie Championships

Beaverton, Ore. – (May 05, 2016) –

Shari’s Café & Pies proudly accepted a record amount of 14 Gold Medals at the 2016 National Pie Championships in Orlando, Florida last week. Amateur pie makers, professional baker/chefs & commercial pie companies from around the country & Canada have been competing at the National Pie Championship since 1995.

Shari’s took home the Gold Medal for fourteen Pies, all in the Premium Category:

  • Banana Cream Dream
  • No Sugar Added Apple
  • Oregon Marionberry
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Sweet Montana Cherry
  • Sour Cream Lemon Blueberry
  • Black Forest Cherry
  • Chocolate Cream Supreme
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Tropical Coconut Cream
  • Fresh Pecan
  • Peach Perfection
  • Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Cream
  • Fresh Strawberry with Chocolate Ganache

“Shari’s has a history of making the best pies in the Northwest”, said Kevin Bechtel, Sr. Vice President. “And our guests have always recognized the quality of our pies. We always knew that our pies could compete with best in the country. But these awards validate that we can compete..and win, on a national level”.

This was Shari’s sixth trip to Orlando in which they brought home the gold from the National Competition. In previous years, Shari’s won Gold Medals for over 35 of their Pies – all created and made with the finest ingredients – most from the Pacific Northwest.

“We’re elated with these wins”, Bechtel said. “We knew that our commitment to using only the finest Northwest ingredients made our pies competitive with any pies in the country”.

Shari’s Adds Chief Operating Officer As Part Of Their Brand Refresh Strategy

Shari's Adds Chief Operating Officer As Part Of Their Brand Refresh Strategy Beaverton, Ore. - (June 4, 2015) - Shari's Café & Pies  announces the addition of Rob Geresi as Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Geresi joins their executive leadership team as one of many significant changes...

Shari’s Adds Chief Operating Officer As Part Of Their Brand Refresh Strategy

Beaverton, Ore. – (June 4, 2015) – Shari’s Café & Pies  announces the addition of Rob Geresi as Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Geresi joins their executive leadership team as one of many significant changes occurring at Shari’s.

“Shari’s has been evolving at a rapid pace over the last couple years.  We’ve re-imaged nearly 60% of our locations with contemporary building innovations; we’ve revamped our menu offerings with additional fresh, local and season item, and we’ve combined it all together with new branding elements.  The updates were all driven by extensive guest feedback”, said Bruce MacDiarmid, President and CEO.  “Rob is a key piece of the puzzle.  He brings a wealth of restaurant and entrepreneurial experience to our organization, and we’re confident he’ll help us continue the strong sales and guest count growth trend we’ve been experiencing.”

Mr. Geresi’s background includes senior positions for Sonic Corp and Red Robin International.  He was co-founder of New York Bagel Enterprises.  In 1995, he received the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Shari’s is the largest full-service chain based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari’s Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, Shari’s Cafe & Pies are designed to provide high quality, reasonably-priced meals 24 -hours a day in a comfortable surrounding. Shari’s menu features a full selection of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, dinner entrees, desserts and a large selection of specialty pies. With over 4,000 employees, the chain currently has 96 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Shari’s Launches New Branding Design on Three Fronts: Remodel; Website and Menu

Shari's Launches New Branding Design on Three Fronts: Remodel; Website and Menu Beaverton, OR May 28,2014 Shari’s Café & Pies has launched a series of design initiatives that contemporize their brand. In the last 30 days Shari’s released their new website, a new menu and completed an...

Shari’s Launches New Branding Design on Three Fronts: Remodel; Website and Menu

Beaverton, OR May 28,2014

Shari’s Café & Pies has launched a series of design initiatives that contemporize their brand. In the last 30 days Shari’s released their new website, a new menu and completed an extensive remodel one of their restaurants.

“We’ve been modifying design and branding elements on all fronts over the past few years. Shari’s is a heritage brand that our team has been working to contemporize while maximizing our core brand strengths of Simply Great Food and Friendly Service. This is the most significant movement we’ve taken in that direction to date”, said Bruce MacDiarmid, CEO & President of Shari’s. He continued with describing the new designs as embracing Shari’s northwest roots and commitment to providing fresh, regional and seasonal products alongside their award-winning pies. “The remodel, website and new menu all genuinely evolved from our northwest heritage. We have a rich history in the region and we celebrate it with a distinct northwest flavor that is defined with these new initiatives”.

The new remodel design features colors and materials that reflect a more contemporary appearance while remaining true to its ‘local’ neighborhood restaurant appeal. Natural woods and stone replace the original design that was developed in the 70s.
The new website and menu focus on local and fresh and seasonal flavors and products

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Shari’s Raises Almost $130,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs

Shari’s Raises Almost $130,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs The West Coast Chain Continues Its On-Going Support of the Boys & Girls Clubs with A Golf Scramble and Pie Sale Fundraiser. Contact:  Michael Kiriazis Vice President of Marketing 503-605-4151 mkiriazis@sharis.com Beaverton, Ore. - (June 26, 2014) - Shari's Café &...

Shari’s Raises Almost $130,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs

The West Coast Chain Continues Its On-Going Support of the Boys & Girls Clubs with A Golf Scramble and Pie Sale Fundraiser.

Contact:  Michael Kiriazis
Vice President of Marketing
503-605-4151
mkiriazis@sharis.com

Beaverton, Ore. – (June 26, 2014) – Shari’s Café & Pies today announced the proceeds generated with the 19th Annual “Grip It & Rip It” charity golf scramble.  The final total from this year’s event was over $128,000 donated to continue the excellent work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland.  Shari’s enhanced their Boys & Girls Clubs fundraising effort for 2014 with a one week promotion in the Greater Portland/Vancouver area in which a $1 was donated for every pie sold at Shari’s the week of June 2nd, which raised over $5,000.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs do life-changing work with children in our Oregon communities, and Shari’s is proud of the partnership we’ve made over the past 19 years,” said Bruce MacDiarmid, CEO of Shari’s Management Corporation.  “As a locally owned Oregon Company, we are thrilled that we were able to raise this amount of money, thanks to the generous support of our vendor partners and friends.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland CEO, Erin Hubert claimed this year’s golf scramble was a huge success.

“Shari’s is an outstanding partner,” Hubert stated.  “The generous donation of $128,442 will be used to sustain our youth  guidance and development programs as well as expand our buildings and our staff.”

The  single-day event starts with a morning golf scramble for Sharii’s participants, followed by an afternoon round of golf for the Boys & Girls Club supporters, with a shared lunch.  Over the past 20 years of its involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs, Shari’s has raised over $2 Million for the charity.

Shari’s is the largest full-service chain based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari’s Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, Shari’s Restaurants are designed to provide high quality, reasonably-priced meals 24 -hours a day in a comfortable surrounding. Shari’s menu features a full selection of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, dinner entrees, desserts and a large selection of specialty pies. With over 4,000 employees, the chain currently has 97 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.