Cocos and carrows

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Cocos and carrows

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What happened to these chains?
It seems like the number of stores has plummeted it was 200+ per restaurant in the year 2000 and there are only 4 carrows and a rough 30 cocos left ( 29 if wikipedia is correct) today?
Does anyone know what happened to these chains?
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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Shari's out of Oregon purchased them a couple years ago.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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In April 2015, Food Management took over the parent company of Carrow's and Coco's. On the first official day of ownership, 75 of their restaurants were closed. That was nearly half of their restaurants. Almost 3,000 enployees lost their jobs. Those with company cars were told to find another way home.

To this day, there is a Coco's in Dublin, California that stands empty. The restaurant still has the sign up and someone still tends to the lawn and landscaping.

Black Bear Diner or IHOP has taken over some of these locations. Black Bear Diner was very popular back then.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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Alpha8472 wrote: March 2nd, 2022, 2:53 pm In April 2015, Food Management took over the parent company of Carrow's and Coco's. On the first official day of ownership, 75 of their restaurants were closed. That was nearly half of their restaurants. Almost 3,000 enployees lost their jobs. Those with company cars were told to find another way home.

To this day, there is a Coco's in Dublin, California that stands empty. The restaurant still has the sign up and someone still tends to the lawn and landscaping.

Black Bear Diner or IHOP has taken over some of these locations. Black Bear Diner was very popular back then.
The Point West location opposite Arden Fair is indeed one of those that have been converted to Black Bear Diner.The last local Coco's in Sunrise Village(7887 Madison in Citrus Heights)closed in August or September of 2019(a year after the Shari's takeover but before the initial COVID-19 cases in Wuhan),the building was razed for a multitenant building to be subdivided between Starbucks and Firehouse subs(with an intermediary third space).The lone local presence of the namesake Shari's Cafe and Pies chain is in Lakecrest Village in Greenhaven(the Rite Aid in that center was originally Pay-n-save before a lengthy stint as PayLess,while the current Nugget Market was initially Safeway then Lucky,Price Advantage,and Super Saver in that order;Nugget had previously been located in an old Alpha Beta at Florin/Riverside).The CH Black Bear Diner is part of a Smart and Final anchored center built around 2017 on the site of a former Capital Nursery location.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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Retailuser wrote: March 1st, 2022, 9:12 pm What happened to these chains?
It seems like the number of stores has plummeted it was 200+ per restaurant in the year 2000 and there are only 4 carrows and a rough 30 cocos left ( 29 if wikipedia is correct) today?
Does anyone know what happened to these chains?
Funny you should ask, as there is one down the street from my home.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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bryceleinan wrote: March 2nd, 2022, 2:18 pm Shari's out of Oregon purchased them a couple years ago.
Shari's moved much of their corporate offices to Dallas, TX. Makes me wonder how often anyone at corporate visits a Shari's.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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babs wrote: March 3rd, 2022, 4:11 pm
bryceleinan wrote: March 2nd, 2022, 2:18 pm Shari's out of Oregon purchased them a couple years ago.
Shari's moved much of their corporate offices to Dallas, TX. Makes me wonder how often anyone at corporate visits a Shari's.
Based on what I've heard about the food at Shari's, I suspect not very often. The Shari's in Sacramento was/is charging a 2 percent credit card surcharge. Maybe that was just a special gift for CA. Just increase the menu prices... Are some Shari's franchises?
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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With all of that said can someone confirm that the locations listed on the website are actually open? Or are they playing the sears game and listing locations that are no longer open? Thanks
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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storewanderer wrote: March 3rd, 2022, 5:43 pm
babs wrote: March 3rd, 2022, 4:11 pm
bryceleinan wrote: March 2nd, 2022, 2:18 pm Shari's out of Oregon purchased them a couple years ago.
Shari's moved much of their corporate offices to Dallas, TX. Makes me wonder how often anyone at corporate visits a Shari's.
Based on what I've heard about the food at Shari's, I suspect not very often. The Shari's in Sacramento was/is charging a 2 percent credit card surcharge. Maybe that was just a special gift for CA. Just increase the menu prices... Are some Shari's franchises?
I hadn't realized Shari's abandoned Beaverton's business parks. Pity.
Also, to answer your question, storewanderer, that would appear to be a "California gift." Geez, just rebrand it as Coco's and charge different prices. :roll:

Locally, Coco's items are available from a particular Shari's location as a ghost kitchen through Door Dash.
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Re: Cocos and carrows

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California gift?
There locations in my state of arizona.
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