Moe’s Southwest Grill Dallas is First Restaurant to Open in Texas

DALLAS, TX (February 27, 2014) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard for the first time in Texas when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens in Dallas at 2121 Main Street on Thursday, March 6. The restaurant featuring southwest fare is celebrating their grand opening with an altruistic “Pay What You Want Day” in honor of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Customers are asked to make a donation of any amount in exchange for their meal.

“Opening the first location in Texas is an honor; we look forward to introducing and serving up our made-to-order burritos and fresh ingredients to Dallas,” said Franchise Partner Ronnie Norcross. “And what better way to kick things off than to give back to the community and partner with an organization that saves the lives of children, a cause that is close to my heart.”

Norcross plans to partner with the children’s hospital for all 17 Moe’s he opens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, pledging his continued support and gratitude for their presence in the community.

Ranked the No. 1 Mexican food concept by leading research group Technomic in 2013, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. “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 in front of every guest. All meals, including signature menu 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 more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly 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.

The Main Street Moe’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday. This location will offer a Moe Monday special which includes any burrito, chips and salsa for only $5.55! For more information, guests may call (214) 741-9700 or visit www.moes.com.

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 500+ 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Diamond View III, Downtown Durham – Grand Opening Feb. 20

Durham, NC (February 17, 2014) – Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-growing restaurant franchise that serves southwest fare and is known for its fresh ingredients and fun, welcoming environment, continues its Triangle-area expansion with a Downtown Durham location at the American Tobacco Campus Diamond View III complex opening on Thursday, February 20.

This is the first Triangle Moe’s to serve breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., offer bicycle delivery within a one-mile radius daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and serve draft beer at lunch and dinner to cater to Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls patrons.  Moe’s Diamond View will be the 17th location in the Triangle, and the third new Moe’s location to open in the Triangle in just two years.

To celebrate the grand opening at 359 Blackwell Street on Feb. 20, Moe’s has partnered with The Durham Performing Arts Center and the Durham Bulls to offer guests a free side of its Famous Queso and chips at the new Moe’s Durham Diamond View location when they present their event ticket on the day of the event.

“Moe’s has developed a strong presence in the Triangle, and we’re excited to have a presence downtown, where loyal guests can come see us before or after shows,” said Moe’s Southwest Grill franchise owner, Dave Wilson. “We look forward to starting our mornings serving guests breakfast and bringing busy customers tasty, fresh meals when they can’t get away for a bite to eat.”

Moe’s Diamond View will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Breakfast will be served Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This location will offer Moe Monday Joey Bag of Donuts Burrito, chips & salsa and a regular drink for $6.49 and Kids Eat Free Tuesday with a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of $5 or more. For more information about the new Durham Moe’s Diamond View location, guests may call 919-973-4797.

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 its more than 500 locations in the U.S. 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.

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Largest Moe’s Southwest Grill Franchise Partner to Open Sixth Ave. Location

NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2014 – The largest Moe’s Southwest Grill franchise partner will soon add Manhattan to his portfolio of locations when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1029A Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Thursday, Feb. 13.

In addition to the new restaurant, franchise partner Clif Bullard plans to develop six more locations in greater New York City. Moe’s, which has six locations in the city, opened its first traditional restaurant in New York City early last year.

Bullard currently owns 23 other Moe’s franchises throughout North and South Carolina and in Columbus, Ohio, making him the largest single franchise partner in the system. He joined the Moe’s system in 2009 and has been a restaurant franchisee since 1980.

“We have a growing presence in New York but opening in Midtown, one of the top real estate locations in the world, is extra special for Moe’s,” said Moe’s Southwest Grill President Paul Damico. “We could not have asked for a more qualified franchise partner to develop this restaurant. Clif represents the exact type of high-caliber, experienced restaurateur we seek to partner with as Moe’s expands.”

Moe’s plans to open 100 stores this year, up from 54 last year. The company is currently seeking partnerships with experienced restaurateurs to develop multiple franchise locations in California, the Pacific Northwest, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Boston and Detroit.

Ranked the No. 1 Mexican food concept by leading research group Technomic in 2013, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. The new Moe’s in Midtown will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call 212-575-7711 or visit www.moes.com.

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 500 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Inks 17-Unit Franchise Deal in Dallas

ATLANTA – Feb. 11, 2014 Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare, is aggressively developing the brand throughout Texas and has signed a deal to bring 17 new restaurant locations to Dallas and Fort Worth, the first of which will open March 6. This deal contributes to the plan for 34 Moe’s restaurants being built in the market.

Moe’s initially entered the Texas region with its first two locations – Dallas Love Field Airport and Baylor University. Because of the success of both locations and a concentration on developing the entire state, Moe’s is looking to expand with qualified franchise partners in other major Texas markets, including Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

The entrance into Texas is significant for Moe’s, as the company is focusing on growth in the Western part of the U.S.  The timing is ideal to enter the state and will supplement other restaurant developments currently under way in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Spearheading the expansion is franchise partner Ronnie Norcross, a multi-unit Wing Stop franchisee, who will open 17 Dallas locations by 2020, the first is set for Mar. 6 on 2121 Main Street. Norcross, 52, has been in the restaurant franchise business for 17 years and owns nine Wing Stop locations with a tenth under construction. In 2002, one of Norcross’ units was the first in the chain to reach $1M in sales. Since then, all of his Wing Stop locations have consistently exceeded $1M sale levels.

“I have been watching the growth of Moe’s as a potential franchising opportunity for years and am impressed with the overall brand and its driving force in the fast-casual Mexican arena,” said Norcross. “Texas offers a number of possibilities for Moe’s and Dallas is a great starting point for people to welcome the Moe’s brand.”

The deal is part of Moe’s strategic growth plan to increase its existing presence to a total of 800 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.

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 500 locations in the U.S. 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.

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