Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Greensboro

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to First 100 Guests!

Greensboro, North Carolina – August 22, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Greensboro when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at the Friendly Center located at 705 Friendly Center Drive on Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the new location is offering free burritos for a year to the first 100 guests in line. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Friendly Center Moe’s. In addition, the Friendly Center Moe’s is treating guests to $3 burritos all day on grand opening day.

The new location will also be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, August 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. for Guildford County Schools with 100 percent of all net sales benefiting the local school district.

The Greensboro Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Clif Bullard who is one of Moe’s largest franchisee with 31 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and New York. Bullard has plans to continue growing Moe’s presence in all of the states he already operates in the coming years.

“With three Moe’s already established in the Greensboro area, we’ve created a loyal following around our honestly awesome food and family-friendly environment.” said Bullard. “We’re eager to open the doors of our fourth location and look forward to continue 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 Greensboro will be open every Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (336) 245-1771 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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Cullman

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to First 50 Guests!

Cullman, Ala. – June 23, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Cullman when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1122 Cullman Shopping Center on Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Cullman Moe’s is hosting a VIP fundraiser on Wednesday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Childhaven, a non-profit childcare agency. In exchange for a donation at the door, invited guests will receive an entrée of their choice, side, and drink with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting Childhaven.

Additionally, the Cullman location is offering free burritos for a year to the first 50 guests in line on Thursday, June 30. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for 52 weeks at the Cullman Moe’s. On Saturday, July 9, the celebration will continue with $3 burritos all day and a prize wheel.

The Cullman Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Mark Monroe of Sterling Restaurants, LLC, one of the largest Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisees in the nation. Monroe has been with the brand since 2000 and owns 28 Moe’s locations throughout Georgia and Alabama. He has plans to continue growth in coming years in both Georgia and Alabama.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Cullman will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said 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 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 Cullman will be open every day Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (256) 251-5099 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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Vernon, Conn.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Fundraiser for Local High Schools and Offering $3 Burritos

Vernon, Conn. – January 14, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Vernon when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 35 Talcottville Road in the Tri-City Plaza next to T.J. Maxx at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 21.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Vernon Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, January 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Rockville High School. For $10, guests will receive an entree of their choice, side, drink, and free t-shirt with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local high school. The celebrations will continue on Thursday, January 21 when the Vernon Moe’s offers guests $3 burritos and burritos bowls all day.

The Vernon Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees, Matt Rusconi and David Vorchheimer who have been with Moe’s since 2008 and own 11 additional locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island with plans to develop more in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Vernon will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Rusconi. “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 Vernon will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (860) 870-0123 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.

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 Charlotte, NC.

Local Burrito Joint Giving Away Free Burritos For a Year to the first 100 guests, and All You Can Eat Fundraiser for Local High Schools!

UNCC, Charlotte, NC – December 11, 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 Charlotte at Town Plaza Center located at 8536 University City Blvd, Suite 3708 on December 17 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, the Charlotte Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 100 guests and $3 burritos all day the day of the opening. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Charlotte Moe’s.

Additionally, the all-new Moe’s will host a $10 All You Can Eat fundraiser the night before the grand opening where one hundred percent of the sales from the fundraiser will be donated to the local high schools. The Charlotte Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee, Clif Bullard who also operates additional Moe’s locations throughout the North Carolina area.

“We can’t think of a better way to introduce the Charlotte community to Moe’s than by inviting everyone out to help us raise money for the local high schools,” said franchisee Clif Bullard.

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 Charlotte will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 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 Branson

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year*

Branson, MO – March 18, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Branson when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2212 Missouri 76 on Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Branson is offering $3 burritos and swag bags filled with coupons, frisbees, koozies and more, while supplies last. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.*

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s throughout the state, and I believe Branson residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Jeff Offutt, who operates KPS Foods – Moe’s, LLC and owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in Missouri. “Over the last 19 years, we have established some great relationships with our other businesses in the Branson community and I look forward to offering Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food.”

Moe’s of Branson is also treating guests to a $5 entrée and drink special on Wednesday, March 25 between 6 and 10 p.m. One hundred percent of the fundraiser’s net sales from 6 to 10 p.m. will benefit Rock the Spectrum, a charity that supports families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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.

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh, to order in front of every guest. 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.

Moe’s of Branson will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 417-334-3880 or visit www.moes.com.

* Each eligible 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.

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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening First Downtown Chicago Location

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year*

CHICAGO – Feb. 12, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Chicago when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1953 North Clybourn Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 19. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Chicago is offering $3 burritos from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.*

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in other parts of the country, and I believe Chicago will be no exception,” said franchisee Aby Mohamed. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with our guests and the Chicagoland community.”

Moe’s of Chicago is also treating guests to a $10 entrée and drink special on Wednesday, Feb. 18 between 4 and 7 p.m. One hundred percent of the earnings will benefit Lincoln Park High School.

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.

“Welcome to Moe’s!” is more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal made fresh-to-order in front of every guest. 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.

Moe’s in Chicago will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 773-770-3435 or visit www.moes.com.

* 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.

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 Newest Georgia Location in Bethlehem

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offers Customers $3 Burritos on Feb. 19

Bethlehem, Ga. – February 11, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Bethlehem, Ga. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens their newest Georgia location at 655 Exchange Circle at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. To celebrate the grand opening, the Bethlehem Moe’s will treat customers to $3 burritos all day on Feb. 19.

“Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere has become a staple in the state of Georgia,” said Franchisee, Thiago Pereira. “We are excited to open the newest Georgia location in order to accommodate our enormous fan base and continue providing a one-of-a-kind place to enjoy a meal.”

Thiago is joined in this venture by partner, Nick Bhanji, and has been a Moe’s franchisee since the company was founded in 2000. Together, they own and operate several other locations in Georgia and Florida.

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.

While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s meals, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options. 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.

Moe’s in Bethlehem will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (770) 867-0049 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 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® 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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