Baristas Files Franchise Documents in 26 Additional States meeting all requirements in over 50% of the nation

Apr 16, 2013, 06:48 ET from Baristas Coffee Company Inc.

SEATTLE, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baristas Coffee Company Inc. (OTC PINK: BCCI), a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded products company, today announced that it has filed its   Franchise Disclosure Documents with all of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Washington DC, and Wyoming,

This filing is subsequent to the filing to become registered in Baristas' home state of Washington, as well as additional registration states, New York and California.

Newly appointed Director of Store and Brand Development, Mike Reynolds, stated: "We have now completed the filing process and are now fully compliant to sell franchises in over 50% of the country. We will now roll out our franchising expansion with committed development partners. We will continue to register in other states that we have received strong interest in so that we may also pursue those regions for franchising as well. 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; "We now can answer the pent up demand for our exciting franchise concept with full confidence that we have met every requirement. This accomplishment has been the result of a committed effort to comply with the differing regulations of multiple states to insure that we comply with all regulations. Franchising is an important aspect of the expansion of the Baristas brand and will also help reduce our cost of goods sold widening our profit margins."

About Baristas Coffee Company (BCCI): Headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area, currently trades under the symbol (OTC PINK: BCCI) has recently made a formal application to the NASDAQ Capital Market under the reserved symbol "BAPI". 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!

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