Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening Mississippi State University Location

Popular Fast-Casual Burrito Joint Opening This Fall, State Fountain Bakery Relocates to Student Union

Starkville, Miss. – February 24, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on Mississippi State University’s campus when Aramark opens a new Moe’s Southwest Grill® location at the north end of Perry Hall in the center of campus. The restaurant will replace the State Fountain Bakery which will be relocated to Colvard Student Union.

“The students have been rallying to bring Moe’s to Mississippi State for the past three years and we are excited to deliver them the fresh, new option to the MSU meal plan they have been asking for,” said Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Bill Broyles. “Alumni and students can still find State Fountain Bakery’s renowned baked goods and Mississippi State ice cream just across the street in the student union.”

State Fountain Bakery will open in its new location just after Memorial Day, and Moe’s is scheduled to open its doors in time for student move-in day in August 2015. Mississippi State and Aramark will also enhance the existing dining area with a new all-weather patio in front of the Moe’s to be shared with neighboring restaurants in the area.

“We have been working so hard to bring Moe’s to Starkville and so are excited to finally introduce students, faculty and alumni to a new southwestern concept that offers craveable, cost-friendly menu items that are customizable to unique dietary needs.” said Jason Nall, MSU Dining Executive Director and Sr. Resident District Manager for Aramark.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. All meals, including signature menu items like the Homewrecker burrito, Close Talker salad and John Coctostan quesadilla, are served with free chips and salsa. New Moe’s locations also encourage guests to customize their beverage by offering a selection of more than 100 brands to choose from with the Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain.

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 all of our 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 kids’, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at www.moes.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

About Aramark Higher Education

Aramark Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. Aramark enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America.  For more information and a list of our services, visit www.aramarkhighered.com.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play.  United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day.  Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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