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Coco's Bakery Restaurant

Financing

Sam Borgese has big plans for Coco’s, Carrows and Shari’s

The CEO of Shari’s discusses efforts to turn around the struggling chains, following a summertime acquisition.

Financing

Shari's Pies now owns Coco's and Carrows

The two brands were quietly sold over the summer.

These limited-time offers grabbed attention this summer.

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A neighborhood-style bakery-cafe chain known for its fresh-baked pies, breakfast combos and more

Consumers are going big for breakfast, and crave-ability can drive sales.