Baristas to Open New Location in DuBois Mall as Part of Eight State Franchise Agreement With BMOC

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCQB:BCCI), via Globe Newswire, a NASDAQ Company, announced that it will open the first mall location in DuBois, PA. The location is currently planned to open April 1st, 2015 and will be the only coffee provider in the mall. The location is along the mall's main corridor and will allow for café seating nearby.

DuBois, Pennsylvania is located a little to the west of the middle of the state. It is one of the medium-sized cities of Pennsylvania. The city has a number of cultural events for residents and tourists to enjoy. For shopping, residents turn to DuBois Mall. DuBois Mall is an indoor mall with modern architecture. The anchor stores at DuBois Mall are J.C. Penney, Sears, Old Navy, and Ross.

Barry Henthorn, CEO, stated: "This opening will mark the first location that has been opened utilizing Baristas' new mall concept. The mall management is very excited that we are coming to the shopping center, and there are significant customer specials and promotions planned when the location opens. This is also significant because it will be the first location opened via the 8 state franchise agreement with BMOC and will allow for Baristas to further its franchise initiatives."

BMOC Partners CEO Lance Lehr stated: "Baristas has for many years dominated the western US markets with costume-themed drive-thru coffee stands. BMOC management, after noticing the popularity of the Baristas brand in the coffee stand environment, determined that an expansion of the Baristas brand on the east coast would include a presence in non-drive-thru locations. The concept centers on the Baristas coffee brand alongside healthy, fresh food, salads, soup, and sandwiches, complemented by interesting and unique accompaniments such as desserts and other Baristas-branded products."

About Baristas Coffee Company (BCCI): Headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area, Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. was formed to create a national brand of drive-thru espresso stands. BCCI is accomplishing this by acquiring established businesses that fit its model, opening new locations, and by franchising. Baristas has separated itself from the competition with its "theme" of joining attractive female baristas in entertaining costumes preparing the finest beverages available on the market. Baristas is also the subject of "Baristas Grounded in Seattle", a reality TV show that premiered Oct. 11, 2014 on WEtv (and can be viewed for a short time at that takes an unprecedented and brutally honest look into the lives behind the scenes of girls from a variety of backgrounds who work in the Baristas stands. Baristas can currently be found in seven greater Seattle area locations as well as in Florida and Montana. Your state, Coming Soon!

About BMOC: BMOC is a regional hospitality and Franchise operations company. Its founders have extensive experience in creating, marketing, and running multiple franchise systems. BMOC provides the experience and oversight to help insure the success of the franchises it manages.

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CONTACT: For Investor Relations Contact: Barry Henthorn (206) 579-0222Source:Baristas Coffee Company, Inc.