Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Alexandria

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 4, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Alexandria when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 7869 Heneska Loop in the Hilltop Village Center on Thursday, June 11.

To celebrate the grand opening, the new Moe’s invites guests to ‘Pay What You Want’ for their meal on June 11, with 100 percent of the day’s net sales benefitting Hayfield Secondary School and Edison High School. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win free burritos for one year*. The new location will be joining the existing Moe’s in Alexandria located at 7698 Richmond Highway 40, in the Mount Vernon Plaza Shopping Center.

“We have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in the area, and believe Alexandria residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Brad Chasteen, who owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the area with partners Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca. “I look forward to opening our doors to the Alexandria community and offering guests our fresh, made-to-order food.”

On Sunday, June 14, Moe’s of Alexandria will donate 40 percent of the day’s net sales to Lee High School. The restaurant will also help kick-off summer vacation on Friday, June 19, by offering one free burrito to students of all levels who present a valid student ID from any area school.

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 of Alexandria will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 703-348-9681 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 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® 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 Southwest Grill Opening First Location in Alexandria

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host an iPad Mini Giveaway, Plus Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year 

Alexandria, La. (Dec. 15, 2014) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Alexandria when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1800 Macarthur Drive, Suite C on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Alexandria will host a giveaway On Saturday, Dec. 20 where one lucky guest will win an iPad Mini. Additionally, a drawing will be held where 10 customers will win Free Burritos for a Year.

“We love Moe’s flavorful food and engaging atmosphere and look forward to introducing it to Alexandria residents for the first time,” said franchise partner Tywonia McKenzie. This is McKenzie’s first Moe’s Southwest Grill with plans to open two additional Moe’s locations in the next few years. “We’re excited to open our doors to the community and look forward to building lasting relationships with guests and local organizations.”

“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. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features options  for kids, vegetarians, vegans and those with a gluten sensitivity.

Guests can also try the new Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain. The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch-screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands – including more than 70 diet or low-calorie and 90 caffeine-free beverages, 80-plus unique brands offered nowhere else, and many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle, were not available in the U.S.

Moe’s also offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-free, lower calorie). Whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s fresh, customizable catering options are the perfect addition.

Moe’s of Alexandria will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (318) 704-6010 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 more than 550 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 Coca-Cola Freestyle®

The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands. Many varieties of waters, fruit-flavored and sparkling beverages are now available to U.S consumers exclusively on Coca-Cola Freestyle. Coca-Cola Freestyle uses unique, proprietary PurePourTechnologyTM and has the capacity to dispense more than 100 branded beverages in the same footprint as a standard eight-valve machine. Permanent fountain locations can be found in select outlets in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Washington DC and Northern and Southern California. Consumers can experience Coca-Cola Freestyle virtually at www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle.

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