Ex-Caribou CEO joins Boardwalk franchisee

ATLANTA Michael J. Coles, the founder of Great American Cookie Co. and the former chief executive of Caribou Coffee, has become a franchisee of Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries, a six-unit fast-casual chain based in Ocean City, Md.

Coles said Monday that he has bought into Boardwalk Investment Group LLC, which owns the master franchise agreement for Georgia and plans to build more than 50 Boardwalk restaurants in that state. The group will open two units in the

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