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Quick Chek's Contest Winner Names 'Quick Freeze' Beverage

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- Quick Check named Francis LaMonica of Tinton Falls, N.J. as the winner of the company's "Name it…Claim it" frozen beverage naming contest.

LaMonica's winning entry -- "Quick Freeze," offered during the naming contest held in August and September last year -- is the new name of the company's frozen drinks. The grand-prize winner, whose name was randomly chosen from a pool of contest participants entering Quick Freeze as their name of choice, was subsequently awarded with a Nintendo Wii along with free Quick Chek Quick Freeze drinks for a one-year period.

Beginning April 19, through the summer season, Quick Chek will celebrate the launch of Quick Freeze hosting daily Happy Hour events as it drops the price of all fountain and Quick Freeze drinks by half from 3 to 7 p.m.

Six lucky Name it…Claim it contest runners-up will also receive free Quick Chek Quick Freeze drinks for six months.

In other Quick Check news, the company continues its single origin coffee world tour today with the debut of Costa Rican Tarrazu. This follows other 2010 introductions of Sumatra Mandheling and Nicaraguan Matagalpa coffees respectively.

A light bodied coffee known for its tangy flavor, enticing aroma and clean finish, Costa Rican Tarrazu will be available at all Quick Chek locations through Sunday, June 13.

"Coffee from Costa Rica has certainly set the standard for wet-processed coffees from both Central and South America," said Mandy Steindl-Kwiecien, category manager, Quick Chek. "Our new Costa Rican Tarrazu, a classic blend which begins with intensely roasted beans from the Pacific side of Isthmus, will quickly become a favorite among our coffee customers."

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