Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Saddle Brook

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year*

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. –  February 25, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Saddle Brook when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 165 Route 46 West on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Saddle Brook is offering $5 burritos. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.*

The new Moe’s is owned by franchisees Noraiz Kahn, Kashif Kahn and Jamil Pamezai, who operate the restaurant group NorJam, LLC. The group also owns additional Moe’s in the area.

“Moe’s has a loyal following across the country and I believe Saddle Brook residents will also enjoy the fresh, made-to-order food and friendly atmosphere,” said franchisee Noraiz Khan. “We are eager to open our doors and look forward to building lasting relationships with guests and the Saddle Brook community.”

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment.

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh-to-order in front of every guest. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

Moe’s in Saddle Brook will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 201-880-7725 or visit www.moes.com.

* Each eligible winner will receive one (1) card (the “Prize Card”) which will entitle the winner to one (1) burrito per week, for fifty two (52) consecutive weeks, beginning on the date Sponsor awards the Prize Card to the winner; Prize Cards are valid only at the Awarding Restaurant and will not be accepted at other Moe’s Southwest Grill® locations.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at all of our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kids’, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, b­­akeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening Mississippi State University Location

Popular Fast-Casual Burrito Joint Opening This Fall, State Fountain Bakery Relocates to Student Union

Starkville, Miss. – February 24, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on Mississippi State University’s campus when Aramark opens a new Moe’s Southwest Grill® location at the north end of Perry Hall in the center of campus. The restaurant will replace the State Fountain Bakery which will be relocated to Colvard Student Union.

“The students have been rallying to bring Moe’s to Mississippi State for the past three years and we are excited to deliver them the fresh, new option to the MSU meal plan they have been asking for,” said Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Bill Broyles. “Alumni and students can still find State Fountain Bakery’s renowned baked goods and Mississippi State ice cream just across the street in the student union.”

State Fountain Bakery will open in its new location just after Memorial Day, and Moe’s is scheduled to open its doors in time for student move-in day in August 2015. Mississippi State and Aramark will also enhance the existing dining area with a new all-weather patio in front of the Moe’s to be shared with neighboring restaurants in the area.

“We have been working so hard to bring Moe’s to Starkville and so are excited to finally introduce students, faculty and alumni to a new southwestern concept that offers craveable, cost-friendly menu items that are customizable to unique dietary needs.” said Jason Nall, MSU Dining Executive Director and Sr. Resident District Manager for Aramark.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at all of our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kids’, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

About Aramark Higher Education

Aramark Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. Aramark enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America.  For more information and a list of our services, visit www.aramarkhighered.com.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play.  United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day.  Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Lafayette

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Celebrates Grand Opening, Donates to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation

Lafayette, La. – February 23, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Lafayette when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 3546 Ambassador Caffrey Parkway on Thursday, Feb. 26. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s Lafayette is partnering with the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation and will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from its opening day to the athletic department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in Louisiana, and I believe Lafayette will be no exception,” said franchisee Brad DeRoche, who owns additional Moe’s locations in Louisiana. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with the Lafayette and local college communities to continue to grow Moe’s presence throughout the region.”

 

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment.

 

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh-to-order in front of every guest. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

 

Moe’s in Lafayette will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 336-534-0440 or visit www.moes.com.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at all of our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kids’, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, b­­akeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Oneonta, New York

Events for local colleges, businesses, and schools to usher in the new age of flavor in Oneonta

Oneonta, N.Y. – February 17, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Oneonta, N.Y. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 27 at 5001 Route 23, the former site of the Neptune Diner in the Neptune Plaza. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill will host three community pre-opening events on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26.

On Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Oneonta Moe’s has selected the Oneonta Middle School as the recipient of 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the colleges and Oneonta High School.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s Southwest Grill will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. The first 50 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and the first 600 will receive a free Moe’s lunch**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

“We love giving back to the community in a big way with our pre-opening events.  The culture of Moe’s Southwest Grill is focused on the community and we want to make sure we are actively involved in the lives of its residents to show that we really care about them.  It is really great to see the fun and excitement we can bring to the colleges, high schools, and the community as a whole when we open our restaurants. This is what really drives us and we look forward to bringing excitement and a one-of-a-kind dining option to Oneonta,” commented Larry Wilson, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee.

The Oneonta Moe’s will host another pre-opening fundraiser for Oneonta High School from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event will, once again, feature All You Can Eat Moe’s for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the school.

Larry Wilson owns several Moe’s restaurants throughout New York and Pennsylvania and was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and successful operation and growth of his stores. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s has most recently been highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* Each winner will receive one (1) card (the “Prize Card”) which will entitle the winner to one (1) burrito per week, for fifty two (52) consecutive weeks, beginning on the date Sponsor awards the Prize Card to the winner; Prize Cards are valid only at the Awarding Restaurant and will not be accepted at other Moe’s Southwest Grill® locations.

** The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s! Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at our more than 500 locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels and McAlister’s® Deli, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Patchogue

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Fundraiser for Patchogue High School on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Patchogue, N.Y. – February 17, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Patchogue, NY, when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at the Gateway 1 Shopping Center located at 499-56 Sunrise Highway at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb, 26. To celebrate the new restaurant opening, the new Moe’s location will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. in support of Patchogue High School with 50 percent of all net sales benefitting the local high school. The Patchogue Moe’s will also be giving away free t-shirts to the first 50 customers in line.

Throughout Moe’s 10 years on Long Island, they have helped countless organizations and local schools with fundraising events all across Long Island.

“We carefully chose this location in Patchogue for its accessibility and we felt bringing the fresh, made-to-order food we serve at Moe’s was another great step in our journey here on Long Island,” said Franchisee Mike Walsh. “From Greenvale to Riverhead, Moe’s loves Long Island and we will continue to grow throughout the years!”

Walsh owns additional Moe’s restaurants in the New York area. Another location will be opening in Bellmore in the early summer of 2015.

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh-to-order in front of every guest. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kids’, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly options. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® machine.

Moe’s in Patchogue will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kids Eat Free every Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to close. For more information, guests may call (631) 569-5500 or visit www.moes.com.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels and McAlister’s® Deli, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening First Downtown Chicago Location

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year*

CHICAGO – Feb. 12, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Chicago when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1953 North Clybourn Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 19. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Chicago is offering $3 burritos from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.*

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in other parts of the country, and I believe Chicago will be no exception,” said franchisee Aby Mohamed. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with our guests and the Chicagoland community.”

Moe’s of Chicago is also treating guests to a $10 entrée and drink special on Wednesday, Feb. 18 between 4 and 7 p.m. One hundred percent of the earnings will benefit Lincoln Park High School.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment.

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh-to-order in front of every guest. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

Moe’s in Chicago will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 773-770-3435 or visit www.moes.com.

* Each winner will receive one (1) card (the “Prize Card”) which will entitle the winner to one (1) burrito per week, for fifty two (52) consecutive weeks, beginning on the date Sponsor awards the Prize Card to the winner; Prize Cards are valid only at the Awarding Restaurant and will not be accepted at other Moe’s Southwest Grill® locations.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at all of our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, b­­akeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening Newest Georgia Location in Bethlehem

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offers Customers $3 Burritos on Feb. 19

Bethlehem, Ga. – February 11, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Bethlehem, Ga. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens their newest Georgia location at 655 Exchange Circle at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. To celebrate the grand opening, the Bethlehem Moe’s will treat customers to $3 burritos all day on Feb. 19.

“Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere has become a staple in the state of Georgia,” said Franchisee, Thiago Pereira. “We are excited to open the newest Georgia location in order to accommodate our enormous fan base and continue providing a one-of-a-kind place to enjoy a meal.”

Thiago is joined in this venture by partner, Nick Bhanji, and has been a Moe’s franchisee since the company was founded in 2000. Together, they own and operate several other locations in Georgia and Florida.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa.

While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s meals, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

Moe’s in Bethlehem will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (770) 867-0049 or visit www.moes.com.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels and McAlister’s® Deli, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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