Just three months after returning from their legendary, 6,000-mile Wegmans road trip, the Five Friends are heading out again. They'll be personally sharing Fresh Bar in 24 Mariano's stores from Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th.
The road this time won't be nearly as cold or treacherous. A mere seven hours from Minneapolis, Chicago is basically next next door.
"I've got a feeling our Midwestern neighbors are going to like Fresh Bar," co-founder Ross Pomeroy observed. "Almost as much as they love St. Paddy's Day. But probably not as much as they love complaining about the weather."
Fresh Bar CEO Will Handke is excited for the trip.
"Giving out free food is one of the best parts of starting a food business. I mean, who doesn't like free food?"
The Five Friends aren't only excited about giving away free food. Marketing Director Tom Johnson can't wait to sample the local fair.
"I'm going to eat myself stupid on Milwaukee Avenue," he predicted.
Fresh Bar launched in all 37 Mariano's locations in April. Look for the bars in the dairy section near the bagels!
Friday, July 15
11am - 3 pm, Evergreen Park (2559 W 95th St)
11am - 3 pm, Oak Lawn (11000 S Cicero Ave)
11am - 3 pm, Harwood Heights (7401 W Lawrence Ave)
11am - 3pm, Park Ridge (1900 S Cumberland Ave)
4pm - 7pm, Frankfort (21001 S Lagrange Rd)
4pm - 7pm, Orland Park (9504 142nd St)
4pm - 7pm, Glenview - East (25 Waukegan Rd)
4pm - 7pm, Northfield (1822 Willow Rd)
Saturday, July 16
10:00am - 2pm, Glenview - West (2323 Capital Dr)
10:00am - 2pm, Northbrook (784 Skokie Blvd)
10:30am - 2:00pm, Westmont (150 W. 63rd Street)
10:00am - 2pm, Napervillie (1300 S Naper Blvd)
3pm - 7pm, Buffalo Grove (450 W Half Day Rd)
3pm - 7pm, Vernon Hills (1720 N Milwaukee Ave)
3:30pm - 6:30pm, Shorewood (950 Brook Forest Ave)
3pm - 7 pm, Aurora (3025 E New York St)
2:15pm - 4:45pm, Wheaton (625 S Main St)
Sunday, July 17
10am - 1:30pm, Westchester (3020 S Wolf Rd, Suite 35)
10am - 1:30pm, Western Springs (4700 Gilbert Ave)
10:00am - 1:30pm, Lake Zurich (1350 E Route 22)
10:00am - 1:30pm, Palatine (545 N Hicks Rd)
2pm - 5pm, Elmhurst (678 N York St)
2pm - 5pm, Hoffman Estates (2575 W Golf Rd)
2:15pm - 4:45pm, Arlington Heights (802 E Northwest Hwy)