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1871 Welcomes Freshii to The Merchandise Mart

Freshii to Operate Out of 12th Floor Café Area and Provide Healthy Meal Options to Energize 1871

CHICAGO (April 29, 2015) — 1871 CEO Howard Tullman joined Freshii CEO Matthew Corrin to announce that Freshii will open a location in the 1871 space early this summer. Located in the 1871 café area on the 12th floor of The Merchandise Mart, the new Freshii location will offer fresh and nutritious meal choices to energize 1871 members, their guests, and the hundreds of weekly visitors to 1871. Freshii will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as coffee and snacks, such as Lifeway Frozen Kefir.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Freshii to 1871,” says 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “By offering fast, affordable food options with Freshii, we are able to provide excellent products to our members while also supporting a business whose innovative approach to the food industry complements our startup community. We believe that Freshii will be extremely well-received by our members and guests.”

Freshii is a national leader in the health-casual restaurant business. With a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies, Freshii caters to every dietary and taste preference, providing the nutrients that entrepreneurs need to build their new digital businesses. Through a partnership with Metropolis Coffee, Freshii will offer high-quality, organic coffee and hot beverages in the space to keep the community well-caffeinated.

Freshii Founder and CEO Matthew Corrin shares the same sentiment as Tullman. He states, “We are thrilled to fuel Chicago’s tech community and energize the city’s most brilliant innovators. Freshii looks forward to being a part of the country’s leading startup incubator.” Corrin adds, “In 2014, Freshii launched our own “Fresh Startups” as an investment vehicle in the technology space with companies who demonstrate a common mission of helping citizens of the world lead healthier lives. The 1871 community is filled with innovative minds to tap into and potentially invest in through Fresh Startups.”

The new Freshii location in 1871 will allow 1871 members and visitors to have easy access to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and coffee. By providing fast service, quality products and economical options, Freshii will directly support 1871’s ongoing efforts to provide every opportunity and resource to help foster success in Chicago’s startup community.

“Working on a growing company comes with an incredibly hectic schedule,” said 1871 member Daniel Besquin, Tongal Global Accounts. “Freshii is an awesome addition to the 1871 space, and I’m really excited for great food and coffee to be easily accessible as I work on building my business.”

To fit into the already creative environment, Freshii will feature local artists’ work in the space. The 1871 Freshii location will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

About Freshii

Eat. Energize. That’s the Freshii mantra. Freshii is a health casual restaurant concept that serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go. With a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies served in an eco-friendly environment, Freshii caters to every dietary preference and type of taste buds.

Today there are over 160 Freshii restaurants globally in Toronto, Vancouver, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dubai, Vienna, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala and 70+ cities and 13 countries around the world with 2 new locations opening every week. Freshii restaurants can be found everywhere from cosmopolitan cities, malls, college campuses, suburb neighborhoods, fitness clubs, airports and small towns.

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