Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosts Grand Opening Events for Local Colleges and Schools

Jenkintown, Pa. – April 7, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Jenkintown, Pa. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 17 at 1595 The Fairway in the Baederwood Shopping Center. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Jenkintown Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on April 15 and 16.

On Wednesday, April 15, the Jenkintown Moe’s will host a free lunch** for the community between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, Moe’s has selected Cheltenham High School as the recipient of one hundred percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, April 16, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to colleges. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Jenkintown Moe’s will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all colleges and community colleges in the area, including Penn State Abington, LaSalle University and Manor College. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 500 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser to support Abington High School. The public is invited to join Moe’s in supporting the schools by attending the pre-opening fundraisers.

“It’s important to us to demonstrate our commitment to the community from day one. What better way to do so than by inviting our neighbors for a preview of Moe’s and donating all of our net sales to local schools,” commented Jim O’Brien, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee. “We are so excited to join the Jenkintown community and look forward to introducing everyone to the one-of-a-kind dining that is Moe’s.”

Last year, Philmore Southwest, LLC, the ownership group comprised of Jeff Coghlan and Jim O’Brien, opened its first Moe’s locations in Doylestown and Oaks, Pennsylvania and will pursue further expansion within the Northeast in addition to the forthcoming restaurants currently under contract.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* Each winner will receive one (1) card (the “Prize Card”) which will entitle the winner to one (1) burrito per week, for fifty two (52) consecutive weeks, beginning on the date Sponsor awards the Prize Card to the winner; Prize Cards are valid only at the Awarding Restaurant and will not be accepted at other Moe’s Southwest Grill® locations.

** The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

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 kid’s, 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.

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