SOURCE: Shari's Restaurants

January 09, 2007 14:03 ET

Shari's Restaurants Celebrate Hazelnut Month

BEAVERTON, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- January is National Hazelnut Month and Shari's Restaurants are celebrating with a selection of entrees featuring the unique flavor of Northwest Hazelnuts.

To start the day in a nutty way, Shari's stack of Hazelnut Pancakes features fluffy cakes hot from the griddle, served with Shari's Northwest Marionberry jam for only $4.99.

For a complete breakfast, the Hazelnut Pancake Platter teams Hazelnut pancakes with three eggs, homefried potatoes, plus bacon, sausage and ham for $8.69. And for waffle lovers, Shari's Hazelnut Waffle is available for $5.99.

The Hazelnut Celebration continues at lunch and dinner with Shari's Hazelnut Chicken Pasta, which provides a twist on traditional pasta dishes. It features Hazelnut crusted chicken breast atop Shari's penne pasta, tossed with Alfredo sauce, spinach and cranberries. It is served with grilled Focaccia bread for only $9.99.

For a special treat, Shari's hand-dipped milkshakes join the celebration with a Hazelnut Marionberry Milkshake, topped with whipped cream and crushed Hazelnuts.

The Hazelnut Celebration continues at all 98 Shari's locations for a limited time.

About Shari's Restaurants: Shari's ( is the largest full-service restaurant chain based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari's Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, Shari's Restaurants provide customers high quality, reasonably-priced meals 24-hours a day in a comfortable surrounding. Shari's menu features a full selection of breakfasts, salads, gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers, dinner entrees, desserts and pies. With nearly 4,500 employees, the chain currently has 98 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nebraska.

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