“The beginning of many,” stated Lance Lehr, President of BMOC Partners
ERIE, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015
BMOC Partners, master franchisor of Baristas Coffee Company (OTCQB:BCCI) , announced today that the Stroud Mall Food Court location of Baristas Coffee Company Cafe has opened for business with the public effective today.
A Certificate of Occupancy by Stroud Township’s Zoning and Code Enforcement Manager was issued on Friday, April 17, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued its food and restaurant business permit Monday, April 20th.
“The beginning of many,” stated Lance Lehr, President of BMOC Partners, in announcing the soft opening of the store under the leadership of interim general manager, and long time BMOC associate, Jason Santomauro. Lehr added that the Dubois location, which has already received its state permits, is scheduled to open by Monday, April 27, with Johnstown and Schuylkill Mall stores shortly thereafter.
A large scale media blitz, centered around a huge radio campaign on local Stroudsburg radio stations, began last week and has already resulted in a well received response of individuals texting their phone number to Baristas Text Messaging Service at 646-00 to be kept informed of daily specials. Operated by BMOC Partners to support its Baristas Store chain, one can be kept informed of chain news by texting “baristas” to 646-00. For Stroud specials, text “poconos” and for Dubois specials text “Dubois”.
The Stroud Mall store, in operation until April of this year as a franchise unit of Arthur Treachers-Nathans-Pudgies, was purchased effective April 1 by BMOC Partners to convert into a Baristas location. The changeover, under Santomauro’s leadership, took only two weeks from acquisition. It serves a large selection of Hale and Hearty Soups, Espresso, Chicken Tenders, French Fried and Mozzarella Sticks, Salads, Sandwiches, and sinful desserts.
A formal grand opening ceremony will be held in the near future.