FOCUS Brands Expands in Wyoming, Announcing First Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s Combo Location

In celebration, free sandwiches and burritos for a year will be given to first 100 guests

ATLANTA (May 19, 2016) – FOCUS Brands announced today its plans for their first Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s combo restaurant to be located in the Hat Six Travel Center at 6985 Nugget in Evansville, Wyo. This not only marks the brands’ first combo location but the first foray into the state of Wyoming for Moe’s. The grand opening will take place on May 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, currently has no other locations in the state of Wyoming. This will be Schlotzsky’s®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich served on its famous Fresh-from-Scratch® sourdough buns, second appearance in the state after a previous location in Casper, WY closed years ago.

“Wyoming is a key growth market for both Moe’s and Schlotzsky’s and with the new combo location in Evansville, we are confident this move will prove successful in helping grow our base of Moe’s and Schlotzsky’s lovers in Wyoming,” said business advisor Tiffany Mortimer.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Evansville Moe’s and Schlotzsky’s will be offering free Moe’s burritos for a year to the first 50 guests in line, and free Schlotzsky’s sandwiches for a year to the first 100 guests in line who also purchase a 6-pack of Cinnabon. Grand opening festivities will also include a prize wheel and $5 Moe’s burritos all day on opening day.

The Moe’s and Schlotzsky’s combo location will be operated by franchisee Doris McMurry. This is her first location for both brands.

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. Schlotzsky’s newbies should make sure to try The Original Sandwich, featuring 13 fresh, flavorful ingredients served on Schlotzsky’s legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, topped with lean smoked ham, genoa and cotto salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and signature dressing.

The Evansville Moe’s will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Evansville Schlotzsky’s will be open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may visit www.moes.com and http://www.schlotzskys.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 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 Schlotzsky’s

Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon® treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky’s® is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Daphne, Ala.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Fundraiser for Christ the King Catholic School

Daphne, Ala. – May 19, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Daphne when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1539 Highway 98, Suite 102 on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Daphne Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Christ the King Catholic School. In exchange for a $5 donation at the door, guests will receive an entrée of their choice, side, and drink with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the local school.

The Daphne Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Jeff LaCour who owns locations in Mobile and Spanish Fort, Ala. and D’berville, Miss. with plans to develop additional locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Daphne will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said LaCour. “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 say, “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.

And whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s catering has you covered. Moe’s offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-sensitive, lower calorie). Check out www.moes.com/catering for more information.

Moe’s in Daphne will be open every day Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call (251) 626-3334 or visit www.moes.com.

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 InstagramTwitterVine and Facebook.

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