Every once in a while a restaurant comes up with an idea so sweet that the biggest challenge is simply keeping up with customer demand. Such was the case with Shari’s Restaurant & Pies’ “Fresh Blackberry Season,” a limited-time offer the Beaverton, Ore.-based family-dining chain ran in the summer of 2010 — the Pacific Northwest’s annual blackberry harvest time. The promotion was a runaway success, according to officials. Shari’s saw ...

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