Baristas to Open Second Mall Location with Master Franchise Partner BMOC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCQB:BCCI), via Globe Newswire a NASDAQ Company, announced that it is opening what will be its second location with eight state master franchise partner BMOC Partners in Johnstown, PA.

The location is along the mall's main corridor and will allow for café seating nearby. An opening date by May 1st is expected.

Barry Henthorn CEO stated: "Having such a strong master franchise partner in BMOC has aided Baristas in refining its franchise models, establishing a support structure for all of our future franchise expansions. BMOC brings a vast array of experience in developing successful franchise opportunities and we are very enthusiastic about the progress they are making. They truly understand the space and how best to drive repeat customers."

Lance Lehr, President, BMOC Partners: The unit will continue the modified Baristas concept that features quality, healthy, food and beverages such as coffee, soup, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Lehr added that other mall operators are excited about BMOC's franchise development activities, and have had an enthusiastic reaction on providing high profile retail spaces for future expansion and consideration. There are many mall locations we are in discussions with currently that will significantly add to the Baristas brand, and continue the expansion of the Baristas coffee model, adding quality and fresh traditional food in a quick service environment alongside the Baristas-branded products. BMOC expects to announce the next 3 locations within the next 30 to 60 days, Lehr said.

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 ensure the success of the franchises it manages.

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 also now begun opening locations in shopping malls.

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 http://youtu.be/NnTP58vbc1k ) 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!

For more information on this fascinating concept please visit us at www.baristas.tv

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