Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Raleigh, N.C.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand First Drive-Thru Location in North Carolina;

Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to the First 100 Guests!

Raleigh, NC – January 29, 2016 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Brennan Station at 8111 Creedmore Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 4 and will be the first Moe’s in North Carolina with a drive-thru.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Brennan Station Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 100 guests. The location will also be offering $3 burritos all day on Thursday. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at the Brennan Station Moe’s. In addition, the Brennan Station Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. for Lead Mine Elementary School with 100 percent of the money raised benefiting the local school.

The Brennan Station Moe’s is owned and operated by Clif Bullard of Bullard Restaurant Group. Bullard has been with Moe’s for eight years and operates 30 additional locations in North Carolina and Ohio.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe our newest location in Raleigh will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Bullard. “We’re excited to open our doors in Brennan Station and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Brennan Station will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (919) 803-0542 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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 Tallahassee, Fla.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Ribbon Cutting and Fundraiser for Local Nonprofit

Tallahassee, Fla. – January 15, 2016 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Tallahassee at 3020 W Pensacola Street right across the street from Tallahassee Community College.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Walker Plaza Moe’s is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce followed by a fundraiser on January 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Child Advocates II, Inc., a local organization dedicated to helping provide for the needs of abused and neglected children in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties.

The Tallahassee Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Rob Atkisson who has been with the brand since 2002 and operates four additional locations in the Tallahassee area. Enthusiastic to grow Moe’s presence in the area, Atkisson has plans to open an additional location in Bradfordville later this year.

“We’re excited to now offer nearby TCC and the surrounding community Moe’s fresh, flavorful food in a welcoming environment that rocks,” said Atkisson. “And what better way to show our support than by partnering with a local organization that does so much for Tallahassee.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “Welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Walker Plaza will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (850) 329-7509 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

 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 New Location in Olive Branch, Miss.

Local Burrito Joint Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to the First 50 Guests!

Olive Branch, Miss. – January 14, 2016 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Olive Branch at 5338 Goodman Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 21. To celebrate the grand opening, the Olive Branch Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 50 guests. The location will also have a prize wheel with additional freebies including 20 additional chances to win free burritos for a year on opening day. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at the Olive Branch Moe’s.

The celebrations will continue all day on Saturday, January 23 when the Olive Branch Moe’s gives back to the community with a Pay What You Want Day fundraiser with 100 percent of the money raised benefiting Lewisburg High School.

The Olive Branch Moe’s is owned and operated by husband and wife team Matt and Jennifer Zufall who have been with Moe’s for seven years and counting. The Zufalls also operate additional locations nearby in Collierville, Cordova, and Memphis.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Olive Branch will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Jennifer. “We’re excited to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Olive Branch will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (662) 874-6850 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

 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 New Location in Huntsville

Veteran Restaurant Group Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Huntsville, TX

 Huntsville, Texas – January 14, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Huntsville when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its newest location in Huntsville at I-45 and Smither Road on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Huntsville Moe’s is hosting an pre-opening All You Can Eat fundraising dinner to benefit Huntsville High School on Wednesday, January 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh, flavorful  Moe’s food they want for only $10 with 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser donated to the local high school.

The celebrations continue on Thursday, January 21, when Huntsville’s first Moe’s officially opens to the public at 11 a.m. Guests will receive a chance to win an assortment of prizes from the prize wheel as they enjoy their handcrafted, made-to-order meal.

The Moe’s Southwest Grill in Huntsville is owned by Pak Foods, LLC, a large firm based in Houston that owns a number of different restaurants throughout the state of Texas. This is the group’s first Moe’s with plans to open additional locations in the coming years.

“We are so excited to bring the fresh, flavorful food and a deep sense of community commitment that is ingrained in the Moe’s culture to Huntsville,” said Tanweer Ahmed, majority owner of Pak Foods, LLC.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves honestly good, fresh, southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Best known for its burritos, Moe’s has more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients like all-natural chicken and handcrafted guac that are rolled together into an endless serving of awesomeness. Whether you visit us at one of our more than 575 franchised locations throughout the U.S., have us cater to your home or office, or pick up one of our licensed products, it’s just honestly awesome food. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on Twitter, Vine and Facebook.

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 New Location in Vernon, Conn.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Fundraiser for Local High Schools and Offering $3 Burritos

Vernon, Conn. – January 14, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Vernon when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 35 Talcottville Road in the Tri-City Plaza next to T.J. Maxx at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 21.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Vernon Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, January 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Rockville High School. For $10, guests will receive an entree of their choice, side, drink, and free t-shirt with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local high school. The celebrations will continue on Thursday, January 21 when the Vernon Moe’s offers guests $3 burritos and burritos bowls all day.

The Vernon Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees, Matt Rusconi and David Vorchheimer who have been with Moe’s since 2008 and own 11 additional locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island with plans to develop more in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Vernon will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Rusconi. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will say, “Welcome to Moe’s!” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

And whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s catering has you covered. Moe’s offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-sensitive, lower calorie). Check out www.moes.com/catering for more information.

Moe’s in Vernon will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (860) 870-0123 or visit www.moes.com.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves honestly good, fresh, southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Best known for its burritos, Moe’s has more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients like all-natural chicken and handcrafted guac that are rolled together into an endless serving of awesomeness. Whether you visit us at one of our more than 575 franchised locations throughout the U.S., have us cater to your home or office, or pick up one of our licensed products, it’s just honestly awesome food. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on InstagramTwitterVine and Facebook.

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 Lansdowne, Md.

Local Burrito Joint Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to the first 50 guests!

Lansdowne, Md. – January 8, 2016 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Lansdowne at 3597 Washington Blvd. To celebrate the grand opening, the Lansdowne Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year* to the first 50 guests. The location will also have a prize wheel with additional freebees including 50 chances to win free burritos for a year from Jan. 13 through Jan. 17, limit 10 per day. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Lansdowne Moe’s.

The celebrations will kick-off with a fundraiser on January 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Lansdowne High School PTSA.

The Lansdowne Moe’s is owned and operated by franchise group, HSGRILL. This is HSGRILL’s first Moe’s location, but they have plans to open additional locations throughout Maryland in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Lansdowne will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said a spokesperson for HSGRILL. “We’re excited to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Lansdowne will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call 443-297-8940 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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 Cuyahoga Falls

Veteran Moe’s Duo Brings Second Location of Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Northeast Ohio

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO – January 4, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its new location in Cuyahoga Falls at 753 Howe Road, Unit C on Friday, January 15. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on January 13 and 14.

On Wednesday, January 13, the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s is opening their doors early for an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner for Cuyahoga Falls High School from 5 to 8 p.m. 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 Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s has selected the Cuyahoga Falls High School as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, January 14, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Cuyahoga Falls community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all Cuyahoga residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area universities and colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch, which includes one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Cuyahoga Falls Elementary and Middle Schools, with the proceeds benefitting more than 3,700 students across the nine schools in the district.

The powerhouse ownership team of Tony Mazzeo and Larry Wilson is taking Northeast Ohio by storm with the opening of its second Moe’s Southwest Grill location in Cuyahoga Falls. Both have a passion for the Moe’s brand and have demonstrated success within the restaurant group.  Mazzeo worked as a Field Business Consultant with Moe’s Corporate for five years and recently left to partner with Wilson, who has been a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years.

“We are so excited to bring the fresh, flavorful food and a deep sense of community commitment that is ingrained in the Moe’s culture to Cuyahoga Falls,” said Mazzeo.

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

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves honestly good, fresh, southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Best known for its burritos, Moe’s has more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients like all-natural chicken and handcrafted guac that are rolled together into an endless serving of awesomeness. Whether you visit us at one of our more than 575 franchised locations throughout the U.S., have us cater to your home or office, or pick up one of our licensed products, it’s just honestly awesome food. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on Twitter, Vine and Facebook.

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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