Moe’s Southwest Grill Celebrates Grand Opening in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (August 30, 2011) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Lake Buena Vista when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 12527 State Road 535 on Thursday, September 1.

This will be the 15th Moe’s location for Franchise Partners Tony Friel and Ken Franklin. Together they are planning on opening six more Moe’s over the next several years in the greater Orlando area.

To celebrate the grand opening, this location will be offering any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink from September 12 through September 16. Families should swing by on September 13 when Moe’s will have face painting and balloon animals. Lastly, on September 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Moe’s is having a karaoke contest.

This location will offer a Moe Monday special which includes any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for only $5.99. And on the fifth of every month they will celebrate Cinco de Moe’s with any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for $5.99 as well.

Moe’s in Lake Buena Vista will be open from Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more informationor to place a catering order, guests may call 321-395-4900.

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Conway Moe’s Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit Displaced Animals

On August 19, Conway Moe’s will donate 15% of proceeds to Faulkner County SPCA

WHAT: Moe’s Southwest Grill in Conway, AR is teaming up with Mayflower’s Paws and Claws Animal Rescue to raise funds for Faulkner County SPCA. Moe’s would like to invite everyone to enjoy a great meal and the added benefit of helping a worthy cause.   Moe’s will donate 15% of total sales during this time to Faulkner County SPCA. Paws and Claws Animal Rescue group members (most of which are high school students) will be on hand to wait tables for tips which will also go towards the care of animals.

WHERE: Moe’s Southwest Grill: 625 Salem Road, Conway, AR 72034-4858. For directions or more information, please call (501) 336-6500.

WHEN: Friday, August 19, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHY: Mayflower’s Paws and Claws Animal Rescue has recently taken over Faulkner Country SPCA, the local animal shelter, to assist the town of Mayflower with an influx of animals displaced due to tornado damage. Funds raised will go towards repairing the electrical system and air conditioning units at Faulkner Country SPCA damaged by spring tornadoes.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

– Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on RPI campus on August 18-

TROY, NY (August 15, 2011) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout the RPI campus when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1527 15th Street on Thursday, August 18. A Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer’s Choice in Chains Awards, Atlanta based Moe’s Southwest Grill’s serves fresh made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid back environment.

“We’re excited to bring the fresh flavors and great value that Moe’s has to offer to RPI students, faculty, staff and the Troy Community,” says Tim MacTurk, Resident District Manager for Sodexo. “The healthy offerings and friendly, speedy service at Moe’s is ideal for the campus environment.”

When you walk byTroy’s newest burrito joint the first thing you’ll hear is a familiar “Welcome to Moe’s!” It’s more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal fresh to order right in front of the guest.

All meals, including signature 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 over 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

This location will offer a 10 percent discount to students, staff and faculty with an RPI ID. Also, campus FLEX dollars and Rensselaer Advantage Dollars (RAD) will be accepted at this location.

Moe’s in Troy will be open from Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. For more information or to place a catering order, guests may call 518-276-3896.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Forms Charitable Partnership with JDRF

ATLANTA, GA (August 10, 2011) Moe’s Southwest Grill has announced a major fundraising campaign through the restaurant chain’s national charitable partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), further aligning the brand with healthy eating and showcasing Moe’s fully customizable menu.   

As the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, JDRF has funded more than $1.5 billion for research since its inception dedicated to curing, treating and preventing the disease. Money will be raised both on the national and local scale through franchise partner participation.

“On behalf of JDRF, we are so pleased to have the support of Moe’s Southwest Grill,” said Yvonne Miller, JDRF national director of corporate development. “The dollars raised at the many Moe’s locations around the country will help to further the funding of the critical research needed for type 1 diabetes.”

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives.

People with diabetes must carefully balance their food intake and exercise to regulate blood sugar levels, which is why having options when dining out is so important. Food at Moe’s Southwest Grill is not cooked in microwaves, and does not contain animal fat, lard or MSG. Moe’s offers guests nothing but the best with over 20 fresh ingredients including all natural chicken, 100% grass-fed sirloin steak, steroid-free, grain-fed pork and even organic tofu. There are more than 20 gluten-free ingredients and all meals are fully customizable.

“We are thrilled to have a national partner that our Franchise Partners can support locally,” saidPaul Damico, president of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “While we have plans to conduct a system wide fundraising effort, Franchise Partners who wish to take it to the next level can work with their local JDRF chapter and support their neighborhood JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.“

To learn more about supporting JDRF, visit www.jdrf.org.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Awards Dance Your Queso Off Winner $10,000

– John Diep from Rochester, NY named the winner of Moe’s Southwest Grill’s online video contest –

ATLANTA, GA (August 5, 2011) Today Moe’s Southwest Grill announced John Diep from Rochester, NY is the winner of the Dance Your Queso Off online video contest and will be awarded with $10,000. The winning video, The Queso Chaser, was selected by Moe’s panel of judges who chose it based on originality, video quality, dance moves and the dance off ranking.

“Thousands of Moe’s fans viewed the video entries and gave us input on their favorites,” says Brett Campbell, director of marketing for Moe’s Southwest Grill. “With so many awesome submissions, it wasn’t easy to pick a winner, but we’re excited that a talented Moe’s loyalist like John Diep is taking home the grand prize.”

From May 23 until July 24, Moe’s fans could enter the Dance Your Queso Off contest by creating a dance video no longer than 30 seconds and uploading it to www.ilovequeso.com. The purpose was to allow those who adore Moe’s Queso to show off their happy dance for a chance to win.

During the promotional period, guests could visit www.ilovequeso.com to watch the video entries and pick their favorites. Videos faced-off against each other and fans voted for the best, funniest and/or most entertaining dance video.

“Many things inspired me to create my video,” says Diep. “I wanted to show how much I enjoy Moe’s and their Queso by expressing it through dance and just have fun with my submission.”

John Diep’s love for Moe’s famous Queso is a result of many faithful visits to the Moe’s located off of Jefferson Rd. in Rochester, NY.