SEATTLE, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baristas Coffee Company Inc. (OTCPink: BCCI), a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded products company, has today announced that it has filed its UFOC Disclosure Documents, Operations Manual, Franchise Agreements, Financials, and all required support documentation to become registered to sell franchises in the state of New York.
This filing is subsequent to the filing to become registered in Baristas home state Washington and California and once approved will not only allow the Company to sell franchises in New York but will open up the ability to become approved in other states that require registration as well. This is the result of Baristas launching a major expansion push through its Franchising division. As of this date all operating locations are company owned.
Newly appointed Director of Store and Brand Development Mike Reynolds stated; " New York is among the most stringent and most expensive states to become registered in to sell franchises. Now that we have completed the filing in New York as well as our home state Washington and California, the process for filing in many other states has been streamlined and will accelerate our adding additional states. The filing in a variety of states will allow us to fully utilize marketing venues that target a wide geographical audience. Baristas offers a very compelling business model and provides the best opportunity in franchising that I have seen in my career and is clearly the best in its sector."
Barry Henthorn CEO commented; "The interest that we have had in New York to open franchises has been very encouraging. New York is particularly interesting for the Baristas business model and we look forward to branching into the region. We have recently launched our Baristas Creations ice cream product in New York and will be marketing the Baristas brand in support of the rollout. We will now aggressively push forward in meeting the requirement in multiple additional states to sell franchises. We expect this to result in the opening of new franchised locations that will increase our revenue while further decreasing Baristas Cost of Goods Sold as a result of larger volumes in our supply chain."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 can currently be found in six greater Seattle area locations as well as in Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Montana. Your state, Coming Soon! For more information on this fascinating concept please visit us at www.baristas.tv Contact: