Moe’s Southwest Grill Collierville Grand Opening Celebration April 5th

– Chances to win free burrito for a year and prizes all day –

Collierville, T.N. (March 20, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” has been heard throughout Collierville since Moe’s Southwest Grill opened at 3660 Houston Levee Road on March 1st. To give an official welcome as only Moe’s can, every guest visiting on April 5thwill have the opportunity to win one of fifty (50) free burritos for a year cards, one of fifty (50) free burritos for six months cards, free individual burritos, cups of queso and more. By walking through the door guests are automatically entered to win free burritos for a year or six months, which will be selected at secret times throughout the day. While waiting in line guests will have the opportunity to draw for all prizes.

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. When you walk by Collierville’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.

Guests can also try the new CocaCola Freestyle® soda fountain. The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands –including more than 70 diet, low-calorie and 90 caffeine-free beverages, 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else, as well as many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle, were not available in the U.S.

Collierville’s Moe’s will offer Kid’s Eat Free Day Thursdays after 5 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée. Starting the week of April 9th, they will also offer Moe Mondays: any burrito, chips, and a drink for $6.99.

They will be open Sunday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more information or for catering opportunities guests may call 901-457-7227.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 440 locations in 33 states and abroad. At Moe’s, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is served with free chips and salsa, including the Homewrecker burrito, the Billy Barou nachos, and the Close Talker salad. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill was ranked #1 in category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2010 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer’s Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit www.moes.com.

About Coca-Cola Freestyle®

The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands. Many varieties of waters, fruit-flavored and sparkling beverages are now available to U.S consumers exclusively on Coca-Cola Freestyle. Coca-Cola Freestyle uses unique, proprietary PurePourTechnologyTM and has the capacity to dispense more than 100 branded beverages in the same footprint as a standard eight-valve machine. Permanent fountain locations can be found in select outlets in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Washington DC and Northern and Southern California. Consumers can experience Coca-Cola Freestyle virtually at www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Kissimmee Celebrates Opening Success

-Turn your movie ticket into a meal at Moe’s –

Kissimmee, FL (March 24, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” has been heard throughout Kissimmee since Moe’s Southwest Grill opened at 2549 Osceola Parkway on January 26th. The community immediately embraced the new location in the Loop. 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. In the spirit of community Moe’s has partnered with local movie theaters to offer a Make it a Meal promotion. For the next three months guests can bring in their movie stub within 48 hours and receive a free drink and side of queso with the purchase of an entrée.

This Moe’s Southwest Grill is the seventh for franchise owners, Ken Franklin and Tony Friel, who plan to grow to ten stores over the next two years.

“We are thrilled to be in the Kissimmee market,” says franchisee, Tony Friel. “In just over a month we have experienced great success in this area and we are looking forward to being an active part of the community.”

When you walk by Kissimmee’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.

Guests can also try the new CocaCola Freestyle® soda fountain. The sleek, stylish new Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands – including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, as well as many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle, were not available in the U.S.

Kissimmee’s Moe’s will offer Moe Monday: $5.99 for any burrito, chips and a drink all day every Monday.

Moe’s in Kissimmee will be open Sunday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more information guests may call or to place a catering order call 407-343-5833.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 440 locations in 33 states and abroad. At Moe’s, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is served with free chips and salsa, including the Homewrecker burrito, the Billy Barou nachos, and the Close Talker salad. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill was ranked #1 in category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2010 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer’s Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit www.moes.com.

About Coca-Cola Freestyle®

The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands. Many varieties of waters, fruit-flavored and sparkling beverages are now available to U.S consumers exclusively on Coca-Cola Freestyle. Coca-Cola Freestyle uses unique, proprietary PurePourTechnologyTM and has the capacity to dispense more than 100 branded beverages in the same footprint as a standard eight-valve machine. Permanent fountain locations can be found in select outlets in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Washington DC and Northern and Southern California. Consumers can experience Coca-Cola Freestyle virtually at www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle.

Blacksburg Moe’s To Match Every Dollar Spent March 23rd Up To $10,000

– All proceeds will go to Relay For Life Virginia Tech Team-

 WHAT: Moe’s Southwest Grill in Blacksburg is teaming with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life by pledging $10,000 for the Virginia Tech Relay For Life team. In addition to the pledge Blacksburg Moe’s is also giving away free burritos for a year to the first 200 guests in line before opening on March 23rd. All day guests will be rewarded for donations to Relay for Life of $25 by receiving free burritos for a month. Guests who donate $50 will receive free burritos for a month and the right to move to the front of the line (order station). All donations by guests including $25 or $50 donations will be matched 100% by Blacksburg Moe’s. For those who want to participate, but cannot make it to the store any new “likes” on facebook.com/moesblacksburg or Twitter mentions using hashtag #MoesVTrelay will garner a $0.10 donation on their behalf by Blacksburg Moe’s.

Winners of the free burritos for a year will receive a punch card valid for one burrito per a week for the year. Guests who donate $25 will receive a VIP punch card valid for one burrito per a week for a month. Guests who donate $50 will receive a VIP punch card valid for one burrito per a week for a month and can move to the front of the line.

 WHERE: Moe’s Southwest Grill: 239 N. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA. For directions or more information, please call (540) 552-6220.

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2012

WHY: Local franchisee, Angelo Dajon of Boddie Noell Enterprise, has designated American Cancer Society Relay for Life as his stores charity to support. Part of Moe’s Southwest Grill’s company culture is to always give back to the communities we are fortunate enough to be a part of.

About The Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Mebane Grand Opening $3 Burritos and Charity Giveback

-Popular fast-casual burrito joint spreads goodwill during celebration-

Mebane, NC – March 5, 2012— “Welcome to Moe’s!” will ring out in Mebane when Moe’s Southwest Grill celebrates its grand opening at 1701 S. NC Hwy 119 on Thursday, March 29.

Enjoy any tasty customized junior burrito for $3—normal upcharges apply; limit one per person on March 29. A dollar from each junior burrito purchase will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Charlie Brown from WPCM 920 AM will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All guests can spin the Moe’s Prize Wheel for a chance to win free burritos for a year, Moe Bucks and Moe’s swag.

“Moe’s is proud to be part of the Mebane community,” said franchisee Bryan Connelly. “Moe’s believes in fresh food, family and fun and we can’t wait to bring our unique southwest flair to our newest Triad location.”

The grand opening celebration will continue on Thursday, April 5 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the mayor and the Mebane Chamber of Commerce.  Customers can enjoy a free side of guacamole or Moe’s famous Queso in April 5.

Guests can experience the new touch-screen-operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain, complete with separate ice and water dispensers. Coca-Cola Freestyle® enables consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands—including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, as well as many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, were not available in the United States.

All eight Triad area Moe’s locations offer a Moe Monday special, which includes a burrito, chips and a regular drink for only $5.55. On Tuesdays, children 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any adult meal. As always, every meal is served with free chips and salsa.

The Mebane location of Moe’s at 1701 S. NC Hwy 119 is open from Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more store-specific information, call 336-273-8102.

For more information and promotions, visit the Triad area Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesTraid.

About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDFR’s mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research. Several youth ambassadors from the local JDRF chapter will be in attendance. Visit www.jdrf.org for more information about JDRF.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Inks Five-Store Deal in Minneapolis

First Location in Minnesota to Open in Mixed-Use Development in Bloomington

Minneapolis, Minn. (March 8, 2012) – Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, has signed a deal to bring five new restaurants to the Minneapolis area within the next three years.

“We are excited to expand Moe’s presence in theMinneapolismarket with our fun, relaxed atmosphere and fully-customizable menu,” said franchise partner Paul Cherwien. “Soon, everyone in Minneapolis will be looking forward to hearing our famous ‘Welcome to Moe’s!’ greeting when they walk in.”

The first of the five restaurants will open late summer at the corner of Penn Avenue and American Boulevard in Bloomington, Minn., as part of the United Properties/StuartCo $50 million development called Genesee. The mixed-use development combines retail, restaurants and housing.

“United Properties is very excited to welcome Moe’s to the Twin Cities, and especially excited that they have chosen our project for their first location,” said Brandon Champeau, Development Manager with United Properties.”

The five new restaurants represent the first round of Moe’s Southwest Grill locations to enter the state of Minnesota and will boost the economy by adding an estimated 100 new jobs to the Minneapolis area. Target markets for Moe’s include Maple Grove, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Edina and St. Louis Park.

With more than 23 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Cherwien has taken part in successfully developing 26 Applebee’s restaurants in the Indianapolis market, in addition to 30 Panera Bread Bakery Cafe’s throughout Philadelphia.

Moe’s Southwest Grill has continued to outpace competitors by offering a fun, unmistakable culture, as well as fresh, made-to-order food with more than 20 flavorful ingredients. All meals, including signature items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. Although Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with fresh ingredients, the menu also features kids, vegetarian, and low-calorie options.

While consumers flock to Moe’s when it opens a new restaurant, the company is also attracting a record number of franchise inquiries from entrepreneurs who want to be associated with the “it” restaurant brand. The company has grown to more than 440 locations in just 10 years.

“Signing a five-store deal with a fully engaged, proven franchise partner like Paul Cherwien will ensure the growth of the brand in a key market for us,” said Moe’s President Paul Damico. “I have all of the confidence in Paul and know that these new locations will thrive in Minneapolis.”

The new Minneapolis locations are part of Moe’s strategic growth plan to double its existing presence to a total of 800 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Massapequa Grand Opening

– Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on March 8th-

Massapequa, N.Y. (February 28, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Massapequa when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 5288 Sunrise Highway on Thursday, March 8. 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’ve wanted to come to Massapequa for a while and I’m glad that we finally found the right location,” says local franchisee and Massapequa resident, Ryan Monahan. “I’m excited to be joining this community and becoming a very active participant. Massapequa is an active community, and I think the families and professionals here will embrace a refreshing new dining-out option that is simple, unique and delicious.”

When you walk by Massapequa’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.

Guests can also try the new CocaCola Freestyle® soda fountain. The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands –including more than 70 diet, low-calorie and 90 caffeine-free beverages, 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else, as well as many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle, were not available in the U.S.

Massapequa’s Moe’s will offer Kid’s Eat Free Day Tuesdays after 5 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Moe’s in Massapequa will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more information guests may call 516-799-220 or for catering opportunities call 866-950-6637.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Donates $100,000 to JDRF

Fast-Casual Mexican Concept Helping to Find Cure for Type 1 Diabetes 

Atlanta, GA (March 5, 2012) – As part of an ongoing commitment to their charitable partner, Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant known for their southwest fare and engaging atmosphere, recently donated $100,000 to JDRF, whose mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research.

Over the past year, Moe’s Southwest Grill has partnered with JDRF to raise money on both a national and local level through franchise partner participation. As the leading charitable funder and advocate of T1D research worldwide, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research since its founding in 1970, and is dedicated to curing, treating and preventing the disease and its complications.

By donating a portion of ‘Make it a Meal’ purchases, Moe’s was able to raise $100,000 nationally. In addition to monetary donations all year, Moe’s changed its iconic yellow cups to red and added messaging about JDRF’s mission and the partnership.

Complimenting the national push, several franchise partners locally hosted fundraising events, donated food and sponsored walks. In addition, Moe’s corporate associates formed a team for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Atlanta on behalf of Nick Ronn, a high school lacrosse player who lives with T1D. With this single walk, Moe’s raised more than $12,500.

Paul Damico, president of Moe’s Southwest Grill, presented a check for $100,000 to Carl Marks, JDRF Florida’s regional director, during halftime of the 2012 Moe’s Southwest Grill Sunshine Classic lacrosse tournament in Jacksonville, FL.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such an amazing foundation and are happy to help in any way possible,” said Damico. “Our franchise partners really went above and beyond with their local JDRF chapters. It’s a humbling experience to know that our efforts are going to help further the funding of the critical research needed for type 1 diabetes.”

To find out more about the fight against diabetes, visit www.moes.com or www.jdrf.org.