Moe’s Southwest Grill Bolstering Presence in Manhattan

 Three New Locations Planned for 2013 Beginning Jan. 31 with $4 Burrito Special

NEW YORK – Jan. 30, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard a lot more frequently on the streets of Manhattan when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 367 1st Ave. in Midtown East on Thursday, Jan. 31. As a bonus, customers will be treated to a $4.00 burrito special on opening day, and kid’s meals will be free all weekend with an adult purchase.

The franchise partners, Glenn Buchholz and Frank Ferrantelli, are the first to sign a multi-unit deal in Manhattan and have plans to quickly expand the thriving brand. A second location is slated for late April in Kips Bay while a third is in the works for early June in Murray Hill. The duo, both longtime New Yorkers, parlayed their experience in other business ventures into an agreement with Moe’s – a brand they both readily admit to falling in love with as consumers before all else.

“Moe’s has a great presence in the states of New York and New Jersey and we’ve been enjoying the food and culture of Moe’s for years,” said Buchholz. “We are thrilled to bring these restaurants into the heart of the city – it was only a matter of time before Moe’s took over Manhattan.”

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is 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 Coca-Cola 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-plus unique brands offered nowhere else, and 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.

Ranked No. 1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. Moe’s in Manhattan will be open every day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (646) 861-0414 or visit www.moes.com.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Oral Roberts University Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on Jan. 24

Tulsa, OK (Jan. 24, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Oral Roberts University when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at the Armand Hammar Student Center at 7777 South Lewis Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 24. Ranked #1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, 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 Oral Roberts’ 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 Coca-Cola 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.

Moe’s in Oral Roberts will be open Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Fort Knox Grand Opening

Fort Knox, KY (January 24, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Fort Knox when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1556 Spearhead Division Ave, Building #6424, January 24. Ranked #1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, 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 Fort Knox’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 Coca-Cola 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.

 

Moe’s in Fort Knox will be open from Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

CBS’s Hit Series “Undercover Boss” Takes Moe’s President Paul Damico through Journey inside Franchise Operations

New Episode of Emmy Award-Winning CBS Reality Series to be broadcast Friday, Jan. 18 

ATLANTA – Jan. 8, 2012 – Foodservice industry veteran and President of Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Paul Damico, will have his personal and professional journey spotlighted this week on the hit CBS series “Undercover Boss.” The show airs Friday, January 18 (8pm/7c) on the CBS Television Network.  

“It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to take an inside look at your business without any filters. I wanted a chance to see why Moe’s is standing out in the marketplace and what we can improve on as a leader in the fast casual restaurant industry,” said Damico. “I walked away from this experience extraordinarily proud of our crew members and the operations team throughout our restaurant organization.”

Damico’s decision to participate in “Undercover Boss” comes as Moe’s, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and fun and engaging brand culture, is experiencing tremendous growth and fine-tuning operations to ensure long-term success of the brand, which was established in 2000. Damico was named president of Moe’s Southwest Grill in 2008 after a long foodservice industry career with companies like SSP America, FoodBrand, LLC, and Host Marriott Service Corporation, all industry leaders in the restaurant business.

He and other Moe’s leaders will take what Damico learned and continue to build on the experience. Jobs Damico participated in during the show include food preparation with a shift supervisor, working the register with a general manager, going on sales calls with a catering director and rolling burritos with a line cook.

Each week, the Emmy Award-winning “Undercover Boss,” in its fourth season, follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering and rewarding the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

Moe’s is part of FOCUS Brands, a restaurant group with a robust international infrastructure that currently supports more than 1,000 locations in more than 60 countries and is poised to support significant international growth for Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Media can access photos from the episode at the following link: http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/undercover-boss/photos/?episode=1751

Moe’s Southwest Grill Astoria Grand Opening

– Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on December 20th –

 

Astoria, NY (December 3, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Astoria when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 30-33 Steinway Street on Thursday, Janyary 10. Ranked #1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, 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 Astoria’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 Coca-Cola 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.

Moe’s in Astoria will be open from Sunday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more information guests may call (718) 777-0230.

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 more than 470 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 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