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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