Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Pinellas Park

Pinellas Park, Fl. – (Sept. 24, 2015)  – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Pinellas Park at 7430 47th Street N on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The Pinellas Park Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees, Anthony Friel and Ken Franklin, who have been with Moe’s for more than 13 years. Friel and Franklin also operate additional Moe’s locations throughout central Florida and the Tampa area.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Pinellas Park will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Friel. “We are excited to open another location and look forward to building lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Pinellas Park will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (813) 657-3082 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Selinsgrove

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Focused on the Community for Pre-Opening Events

Selinsgrove, Pa. – September 24, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at 174 Nina Drive. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on September 30 and October 1.

On Wednesday, September 30, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a free lunch** for friends and family between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner and pep rally for the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department from 5 to 8 p.m. 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, the local Moe’s has selected the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, October 1, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Selinsgrove community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all area residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges. 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** and a free Moe’s spirit t-shirt. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Selinsgrove Moe’s.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting all the Selinsgrove Area School District Elementary and Middle Schools.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our grand opening by getting to know our Selinsgrove neighbors and giving back to our schools,” said owner Larry Wilson, a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years.

Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. He was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

** 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 and based in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves honestly good, fresh, southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Best known for its burritos, Moe’s has more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients like all-natural chicken and handcrafted guac that are rolled together into an endless serving of awesomeness. Whether you visit us at one of our more than 575 franchised locations throughout the U.S., have us cater to your home or office, or pick up one of our licensed products, it’s just honestly awesome food. Check us out online at www.moes.com to find a store near you, and then connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook.

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® Pretzels 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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“Moe’s of the Future” Opens in Roswell, Georgia, as Testing Grounds for Brand Innovations

Moe’s Southwest Grill debuts first experimental restaurant to try out new menu concepts, store designs, operational processes and more

ROSWELL, GA.  (Sept. 24, 2015) – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, will today open its first “Moe’s of the Future” experimental restaurant in Roswell, Georgia, the home-state where Moe’s was founded in 2000. This location will enable the brand to openly test improvements to standard restaurant design and layout, culinary offerings, customer service practices and operation procedures, without disrupting ongoing training and day-to-day business at franchise locations. Because this restaurant is not bound by the standard protocols that exist brand-wide, it will allow Moe’s to experiment with bolder concepts and implement them at a faster rate than ever before.

Moe’s of the Future will execute this testing on an ongoing basis with the ultimate goal of improving guest experience across all Moe’s locations, responding to changes in the industry and tech landscape, increasing efficiency and cost-savings, and attracting new customers to the brand. The first differences guests will experience upon entry into Moe’s of the Future on opening day include all-digital menu boards, a larger visible prep area with windows into the fresh ingredient displays designed to increase transparency of fresh food preparation and community tables with charging stations to keep consumers engaged and connected throughout their dining experience. Additionally, the space will designate a second production line solely for mobile/online orders, designed to improve efficiency and potentially double the number of transactions during peak hours without any disruptions to in-house guest service.

Additional changes consumers can expect to see down the line at Moe’s of the Future include brand new menu items and ingredients, equipment upgrades, new cutting-edge design and aesthetic elements, more innovative uses of technology and changes to the ordering and dining experience. The restaurant will be constantly evolving and continuing to implement more radical, first-of-their-kind concepts as time goes on, with a few new modifications being tested per quarter.

“Moe’s of the Future is an exciting step forward for our brand that will enable us to stay ahead of the curve on industry trends and anticipate consumer needs before they even get a chance to voice them,” said Bruce Schroder, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “We are constantly brainstorming how to do things better – many of which come directly from our franchisees or general managers in the field – so we’re thrilled to have a new location fully dedicated to bringing these concepts to life, and helping to eventually implement them at a brand-wide level.”

The 4,000-square-foot Moe’s of the Future space is located at The Crossings at Westwind, 930 Woodstock Road in Roswell. All testing of new concepts will follow a dedicated innovation process that will be managed by Moe’s Southwest Grill and incorporate ideas from both franchisees and the field, as well as guests themselves.

Hours of operation are every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (678) 585-7573 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Pilot Travel Center Location in Lufkin

Leading Southwestern Fast-Casual Brand Brings Fresh, Flavorful Food to Texas Pit Stop

Lufkin, Texas – (Sept. 21, 2015)  – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest Pilot Travel Center location in Lufkin at 1920 E. Denham Avenue on Monday, September 21 at 6 a.m.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Midland will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Pilot representative Chris Lindsly. “We are excited to offer travelers a dining option that can be created to order with quick service for our rest stop guests who are on the go.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

The Lufkin Moe’s location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, guests may visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Johns Creek, Ga.

Local Burrito Joint Celebrates Grand Opening with $4 Burritos; Free Burritos for a Year to Five Lucky Guests

Johns Creek, Ga. – September 18, 2015 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Johns Creek, Ga., at 11270 Medlock Bridge Road on September 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Johns Creek Moe’s is offering $4 burritos to all customers the day of the opening, free custom t-shirts to the first 100 guests in line and prizes and games for the whole family. The restaurant will also be offering five individual guests a prize of free burritos for a year, which will entitle each of them to one burrito per week at the Johns Creek Moe’s. Guests can sign up in-person at the grand opening on September 26 for their chance to win.

The Johns Creek Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Mark Monroe, who has been with Moe’s for six years. Monroe’s company, Sterling Restaurants, is one of the largest franchise groups with a total of 25 Moe’s locations across Atlanta and Rome in Georgia and Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa in Alabama.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand that already has a loyal following across Atlanta and the rest of the country, so we know the residents of Johns Creek will love having Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere right here in their community,” said franchisee Mark Monroe. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “Welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Johns Creek will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (470)719-8840 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter,

Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Naples, Fla.

Local Burrito Joint Celebrates Grand Opening with $5 Burritos All Day

Naples. Fla. – September 17, 2015 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Naples, Fla., at 7335 Radio Road on September 24 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, the Naples Moe’s is offering $5 burritos to all customers the day of the opening along with prizes and games for the whole family.

The new Naples Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Mike Silverman, who has have been with Moe’s for 11 years and was one of three franchisees awarded 2015 Marketer of the Year for the entire Moe’s system. This will be the ninth overall Moe’s location for Silverman, and the fourth in Naples, though this will be the first location serving the East Naples community. He also operates restaurants in Charlotte County and Lee County.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand that already has a loyal following in Naples and across the country, and we know the East Naples community will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Silverman. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

The new Naples Moe’s will be kicking off its community engagement efforts with a Friends & Family pre-opening event on September 23, where guests will be invited to make donations that will go to nearby East Naples Middle School and Calusa Park Elementary.

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “Welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Naples will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. To reach the restaurant, call 239-352-1212 or visit www.moes.com. This location will also offering catering, which guests can take advantage of by calling 239-384-3387. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Pilot Travel Center Location in Midland

Leading Southwestern Fast-Casual Brand Brings Fresh, Flavorful Food to Texas Pit Stop

Midland, Texas – (Sept. 10, 2015)  – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest Pilot Travel Center location in Midland at 302 East Highway 158 on Monday, September 14 at 6 a.m.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Midland will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Pilot representative Kipp Kaiser. “We are excited to offer travelers a dining option that can be created to order with quick service for our rest stop guests who are on the go.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will cry “welcome to Moe’s” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

The Midland Moe’s location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, guests may call 432-687-1481 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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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