Shari’s Management Corporation Names Restaurant Industry Veteran Samuel Borgese President & CEO
BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Shari’s Management Corporation announced today that Samuel Borgese will become President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Borgese has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of several large restaurant chains and holding companies. Shari’s Management Corporation manages Shari’s Café & Pies, the largest full-service family dining chain based in the Pacific Northwest with 95 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.
“Not only does Sam have broad and extensive restaurant industry experience, but his exceptional leadership qualities, unique skill set and proven track record of success specifically within Shari’s industry segment make him an ideal fit for this position,” commented Shari’s Chief Financial Officer A. Keith Wall. “Sam has demonstrated expertise in brand revitalization and significantly improving financial performance. He develops great employee and guest cultures and outstanding operating management teams.”
Borgese’s background includes tenure as the Chief Executive Officer and President of LRI Holdings, Inc., and prior to that he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc., a subsidiary of LRI Holdings, Inc. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Max Brenner International, Charlie Brown’s Corporation, Carrows Restaurants Inc. and Coco’s Bakery Restaurants Inc. Borgese also sits on the board of directors of El Pollo Loco.
“I’m delighted to join Shari’s and work with the team to lead this iconic brand,” said Borgese. “Our goal is to build a purpose driven business that expands Shari’s regional leadership role in the category while providing growth opportunities for team members and maximizing value for all stakeholders.”
Shari’s is the largest full-service family dining chain based in the Pacific Northwest providing regionally sourced, fresh, made-to-order meals that bring family and friends together. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari’s Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, each Shari’s Café & Pies location is open 24-hours a day with a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees and a large selection of award-winning specialty pies. With over 4,000 employees, the chain currently has 95 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.
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