BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH), a manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, today announced a partnership with Shari's Café and Pies, a family dining restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest. Barfresh's freshly blended smoothies are now available to guests at all 97 restaurants across six states in the Pacific Northwest. Shari's Café and Pies are opened 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Wyoming and Nebraska, making it the largest family style chain in the region.
"Barfresh's product offerings are a perfect solution to meet Shari's guests' growing demand for frozen beverages," stated Kevin Bechtel, Senior Vice President of Shari's Café and Pies. "Not only do the smoothies taste great, but they also are incredibly easy for our operators to make. The feedback from both our guests and employees has been extremely positive."
"We are very excited to further expand our distribution and partner with Shari's Café and Pies," said Riccardo Delle Coste, CEO of Barfresh. "Our ready-to-blend beverages are the perfect addition to their menu. Shari's is now able to offer a healthy and great tasting alternative that provides a quick, cost efficient 'best-in-class' smoothie without any waste."
About Barfresh Food Group
Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB:BRFH) is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-blend beverages, including smoothies, shakes and frappes, primarily for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. The company's proprietary, U.S. patent-pending system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients that deliver freshly made frozen beverages that are quick, cost efficient, better for you and without waste. Barfresh has an exclusive distribution partnership with the leading food distributor in North America. For more information, please visit www.barfresh.com/us.
About Shari's Café and Pies
Shari's is the largest full-service chain based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari's Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, Shari's Restaurants are designed to provide high quality, reasonably-priced meals 24-hours a day in a comfortable surrounding. Shari's menu features a full selection of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, dinner entrees, desserts and a large selection of specialty pies. With over 4,000 employees, the chain currently has 97 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.
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