Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Branson

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

Branson, MO – March 18, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Branson when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2212 Missouri 76 on Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Branson is offering $3 burritos and swag bags filled with coupons, frisbees, koozies and more, while supplies last. 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 throughout the state, and I believe Branson residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Jeff Offutt, who operates KPS Foods – Moe’s, LLC and owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in Missouri. “Over the last 19 years, we have established some great relationships with our other businesses in the Branson community and I look forward to offering Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food.”

Moe’s of Branson is also treating guests to a $5 entrée and drink special on Wednesday, March 25 between 6 and 10 p.m. One hundred percent of the fundraiser’s net sales from 6 to 10 p.m. will benefit Rock the Spectrum, a charity that supports families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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 of Branson will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 417-334-3880 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 New Location Inside Hersheypark

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Celebrates Opening of First In-Park Restaurant

Hershey, Pa. ­ March 30, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard inside the gates of Hersheypark® in “The Sweetest Place on Earth” when  Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens inside the family theme park on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

The new location marks the first Moe’s inside an amusement park, and will be located in the Pioneer Frontier Food Court near Sidewinder.

“Hersheypark and Moe’s Southwest Grill both put their customers first. We are proud to partner with Moe’s and know our guests will enjoy the ability to customize their meals,” said Kevin Stumpf, General Manager, Hersheypark Entertainment Complex. “In addition, we are honored to be opening the first Moe’s within an amusement park.”

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 other favorites are served with free chips and salsa.

Moe’s of Hersheypark will open at 10 a.m. daily and operate during normal park hours. Closing times vary; for a full list of Hersheypark’s operating hours, please visit www.hersheypark.com/hours. For additional information about Moe’s, call 1-800-HERSHEY or visit www.moes.com. Hersheypark is located at 100 West Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, PA.

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 First Location in Northwest Arkansas

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

ROGERS, AR – March 16, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Rogers when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2600 West Pleasant Crossing Drive on Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Rogers is offering $5 burritos from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.* Additionally, on Friday, April 10, 50 percent of the day’s net sales will benefit Rogers High School.

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s throughout the state, and I believe Rogers will be no exception,” said franchisee Melanie Hoggard, who owns additional Moe’s locations in Arkansas with her husband, Thos. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with our guests and the Rogers 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 of Rogers will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call (479) 903-7272 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 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 New Location in Salisbury, Maryland

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosts Grand Opening Events for Local Colleges and Schools

Salisbury, Md. – March 16, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Salisbury, Md. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27 at 109 B Hampshire Road. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Salisbury Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on March 25 and March 26.

On Wednesday, March 25, the Salisbury Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner to benefit two area schools. Wicomico High School will receive 100 percent of the net sales made from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Parkside High School’s junior class will receive 100 percent of the net sales from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10.

On Thursday, March 26, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to area colleges. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Salisbury Moe’s will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, faculty and staff of Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College. The first 75 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.

Later that evening, Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser to support two other area schools. The James M. Bennett High School junior class will receive 100 percent of the net sales made from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the Delmar High School junior class will receive 100 percent of the net sales made from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to join Moe’s in supporting the schools by attending the pre-opening fundraisers.

“We love making an immediate impact on the community by giving back even before we bring in a single dollar. It’s our way of saying we believe in this community, and we want to do our part to connect with its residents. I can’t think of a better way to do this than by inviting them in for a sneak peek and by partnering with local schools to help them raise funds,” commented Larry Wilson, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee. “We are so excited to join the Salisbury community and look forward to introducing everyone to the one-of-a-kind dining that is Moe’s.”

Larry Wilson owns several Moe’s restaurants throughout New York and Pennsylvania. This marks his first Moe’s Southwest Grill location in Maryland. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the 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 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.

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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