Moe’s Southwest Grill® Announces Annual Free Queso Day on September 21

Fast Casual Brand Celebrates with 24-Hour Queso Hotline & Free Queso for Life Sweepstakes

ATLANTA – Sept. 5, 2017 – Queso is Life at Moe’s and for the eighth year in a row, Moe’s Southwest Grill®  is bringing cheese-induced happiness to fans around the country with the most anticipated day of the year – Free Queso Day. On Sept. 21, all guests will enjoy a complimentary 6-ounce cup of queso and fresh, warm chips at participating locations, no purchase necessary.

This year, Moe’s isn’t just giving away free queso to every guest, the brand has upped the ante by launching a 24-hour Queso Hotline to support and comfort all queso obsessed fans that put everything before queso because… queso is life. Plus, on Sept. 1, Moe’s launched a Free Queso for Life sweepstakes awarding one lucky fan a lifetime supply of liquid gold (the stakes are high this year!)

“As we move into our 17th year of serving our famous queso, which is now available in over 700 restaurants, we know just how much our fans light up at the mere mention of the liquid gold,” said Bruce Schroder, President of Moe’s. “It is time once again to celebrate Free Queso Day together, our annual chance to say thanks to our loyal fans and invite queso newbies along to see why Moe’s is known for it.”

In an effort to support fans nationwide in their passion to indulge in flawless liquid gold – Moe’s will launch a 24-hour Queso Hotline at 12:01 AM on Free Queso Day, Sept. 21 for fans to divulge their queso confessions; plus, we’ve got even more queso surprises for our fans on the line.

Give Moe’s experts a call on the Queso Hotline at 1-855-440-6337 if you want to share a confession about:

  • How much queso you’ve eaten in one sitting
  • How often you think about eating queso
  • The weirdest food you put on queso (when in doubt, do it)
  • The craziest queso-related thing you’ve ever done

Additionally, don’t miss out on the chance to win a lifetime supply of Moe’s famous queso. Here’s how to enter the Free Moe’s Queso for Life sweepstakes between Sept. 1 and Sept. 17, 2017:

  • Download the Moe’s Rockin’ Rewards App on your smartphone;
  • Make a purchase at Moe’s and check in through the app by scanning your receipt; OR
  • Visit Moe’s Facebook page and click on the “Free Queso for Life” ad

On Sept. 21, the winner will be announced during a Facebook Live on the Moe’s Facebook page. For more information about the Moe’s Queso for Life sweepstake visit: www.moes.com/rules.

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 high quality and fresh southwestern food. Moe’s has an extensive variety of menu items to please the entire family – from burritos to specialty items like quesadillas, nachos and stacks. Whether you visit one of our 700 franchised locations or have us cater your next event, free chips and salsa come with every order, and each restaurant has a salsa bar and serves our famous queso. Moe’s Southwest Grill has been recognized as the Brand of the Year in the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant category for two years in a row based on the 2016 & 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Studies. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on InstagramTwitter  and Facebook.

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MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL® ISSUES PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: QUESO IMPOSTERS ON THE LOOSE

Leading southwest fast casual restaurant chain warns consumers of queso imitators

ATLANTA – July 12, 2017 Moe’s Southwest Grill® is issuing an official public announcement concerning multiple alleged “queso” dishes posing as cheesy authentic goodness. These queso impersonators are claiming to serve the perfection that is smooth and delectable queso, attempting to fool consumers across the nation.

Moe’s has been serving its queso for 17 years and our rich ribbons of liquid gold are famous for a reason. Moe’s was struck with this news when cups of nacho-cheese-esque dips were roaming around, pretending to be southwestern-inspired queso. As a courtesy to our awesome fans and with a promise to serve and protect all queso lovers, Moe’s is issuing this public warning.

If you have been duped by any of these queso copycats serving yellow, grainy, nacho cheese-like “queso” dishes, please snap a photo or share your feedback by reporting it directly to @Moes_HQ using #QuesoImposters.

Think you might have fallen victim to this? Here’s how to tell:

  • Imposter queso is said to be yellow in color, resembling a block of faux cheddar cheese, rather than smooth, white queso blanco
  • The texture is grainy, devoid of the velvety queso goodness you’ve come to know and love
  • When snapping a gram-worthy pic for #foodporn, nothing happens. No magical cheese pulls or beautiful, bold drippings off the end of a perfect chip

As the experts on queso, Moe’s wants to make sure your next queso experience isn’t a bust. For New Yorkers that may have experienced a queso imposter this week, visit Moe’s Avenue of the Americas (1029A Avenue of the Americas) to get a FREE cup of queso with any purchase tomorrow, July 13 only.

For all consumers across the nation, instead of risking a poor substitute, we invite you to experience the authentic perfection Moe’s created 17 years ago: Download our Rockin’ Rewards app and enjoy your first cup of queso on us!

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 high quality and fresh southwestern food. Moe’s has an extensive variety of menu items to please the entire family – from burritos to specialty items like quesadillas, nachos and stacks. Whether you visit one of our 700 franchised locations or have us cater your next event, free chips and salsa come with every order, and each restaurant has a salsa bar and serves our famous queso. Moe’s Southwest Grill has been recognized as the Brand of the Year in the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant category for two years in a row based on the 2016 & 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Studies. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on InstagramTwitter  and Facebook.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of over 5,000 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 Citrus Heights

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to First 100 Guests!

Citrus Heights, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Citrus Heights, California when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens on the corner of Sunrise Blvd and Madison Avenue at 5406 Sunrise Boulevard on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Citrus Heights Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser for Bella Vista High School Athletic Department on Wednesday, October 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. where guests can purchase an entrée, side and drink for $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local high school. The new location will also offer $5 burritos all day on opening day.

A week after the grand opening, the Citrus Heights Moe’s is offering free burritos to the first 100 guests in line on Friday, October 28. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Citrus Heights Moe’s

The Citrus Heights Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Nick Krowel. This is his first Moe’s location with plans to open more throughout greater Sacramento in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Citrus Heights will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Krowel. “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 Citrus Heights will be open every day Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call 916-536-9761 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 650 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Cortland

Leading Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free T-Shirts to First 100 Guests!

 Cortland, NY – October 13, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Cortland when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 872 Route 13 on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Cortland Moe’s is giving away free t-shirts to the first 100 guests in line beginning at 11 a.m. on grand opening day. In addition, the new Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local booster clubs.

The Cortland Moe’s is owned and operated by franchise group Hot Pepper Properties LLC who have been with Moe’s since 2012 and operate two additional locations in Auburn and Watertown.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Cortland will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Hot Pepper Properties LLC franchisee Roger Wagner. “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 Cortland will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (607) 344-3058 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 650 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Jackson

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Fundraiser for Nonprofit

 Jackson, Mississippi – October 13, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Jackson when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1220 East Main Street, Suite 345 on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Jackson Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $5, guests will receive an entrée of their choice, side, and drink with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Circle of Sisterhood, a nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering with sorority women to raise financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barrier for girls and women facing poverty and oppression.

The Jackson Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Josh Snyder and his partner Jesse Husmann who have plans to open additional locations in Madison, Ridgeland, and Flowood. Snyder also has three additional Moe’s locations in Columbia, S.C

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Jackson will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Snyder. “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 Jackson will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (601) 667-4753 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 650 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Westfield

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to First 25 Guests!

Westfield, Mass. – October 6, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Westfield when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 301 East Main Street on Thursday, October 13 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Westfield Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 25 guests in line on Thursday, October 13. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Westfield Moe’s. In addition, the Westfield Moe’s will be holding a fundraiser for Westfield High School and Westfield Technical High School Athletics Council on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local high school.

The Westfield Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees Bruce Steminsky, Craig Shamlian, and David Thuermer who have been with the brand since 2010 currently operate 10 additional Moe’s locations throughout Connecticut.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Westfield will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Steminsky. “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 Westfield will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (413) 579-5712 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 650 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Easton

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Celebrate Opening with Fundraiser and Free Burritos for a Year to First 50 Guests!

Easton, Penn. – September 22, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Easton, Pennsylvania when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens in Easton at 3509 Nazareth Road on Thursday, September 29 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the new location is offering free burritos for a year to the first 50 guests in line, as well as one-of-a-kind free t-shirts. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Easton Moe’s.

On Wednesday, September 28, the Easton Moe’s is opening their doors early for a pre-opening fundraising dinner for Easton’s Angels, an Easton Area High School club that pairs students with disabilities and their peers. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can order an entrée, side and drink for only $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the high school club.

The Easton Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Karen Long who has been with the brand since 2009 and also operates locations in Bartonsville and Pocono Summit.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Easton will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Long. “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 Easton will be open every day Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (610) 438-1972 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 650 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.

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