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 Offers Pay What You Want Day at Fort Mill Grand Opening

Popular Burrito Restaurant Hosts Pay What You Want Day to benefit Thompson programs in York County

Fort Mill, S.C – August 6, 2014  Moe’s Southwest Grill will celebrate the grand opening of the new Fort Mill, S.C. location August 20, with a Pay What You Want Day benefiting Thompson programs in York County. The event will take place from 12-7 p.m. and will observe a $2 minimum and one meal per person. The Fort Mill location is conveniently located off exit 85 on I-77 at 1751 Pleasant Road. 

Moe’s is partnering with local nonprofit Thompson for their 2nd Pay What You Want Day this year – the first was at the opening of the Carmel Village location. Thompson is a Charlotte-based, nationally accredited nonprofit organization that seeks to change the lives of at-risk children and families through therapy, education and care.

“Moe’s is grateful for the opportunity to expand into the surrounding Charlotte area and partner with a wonderful organization in York County for the grand opening event,” said Steve Taylor, Moe’s franchisee. “We’re eager to greet members of the Fort Mill community with a big ‘Welcome to Moe’s!’“

Customers can stop by the grand opening event to meet radio personality Lindsay of Channel 96.1’s Ace & TJ Show from 12-2 p.m. as well as win prizes and games. Moe’s will be giving away free burritos for a year to one lucky winner. 

This store will offer a Moe Monday special of any burrito with chips, salsa and regular drink for $6. Tuesdays kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée. Moe’s also offers customizable catering options including fajita and taco bars. For more catering information call 704.266.8222 or email moescateringcharlotte@gmail.com.

For more Moe’s Charlotte information and promotions, visit the Charlotte Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte or on Twitter @MoesCharlotte.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 550 locations in 37 states and abroad. At Moe’s, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is served with free chips and salsa, including the Homewrecker burrito, the Billy Barou nachos, and the Close Talker salad. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill was ranked #1 in category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2010 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer’s Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit 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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Offers “Pay What You Want Day” For Grand Opening Jan. 16

Charlotte, N.C. – January 6, 2014– Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant featuring fresh, made-to-order southwest fare, continues their Charlotte area growth with a new location celebrating its grand opening at the Carmel Village Shopping Center Thursday, Jan. 16.

To celebrate the grand opening at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road #10A-2, guests will enjoy a Pay What You Want Day Jan. 16. This means guests have the opportunity to pay whatever they want, whether it’s $1 or $20, for one item on the menu. Plus, each item is served with free chips and salsa. All proceeds will support Thompson Child & Family Focus, a Charlotte-based, nationally accredited nonprofit agency that seeks to change the lives of at-risk children and families through therapy, education and care.

Ace from WHQC-FM 96.1 will be broadcasting live from the grand opening from noon – 2 p.m. Guests can also spin the Moe’s prize wheel for a chance to win coupons, Moe’s gear and qualify to win free burritos for a year.

“We are pleased to be able to bring another Moe’s Southwest Grill to the Charlotte area and even happier to include Thompson Child & Family Focus as a benefitting partner of the grand opening,” said franchisee, Steve Taylor. “Moe’s offers fresh, made-to-order meals in a fun and family-friendly environment that everyone can enjoy.”

Guests can also enjoy the new touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain. Coca-Cola Freestyle® offers more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage options-including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, as well as 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.

Carmel Village and all other Charlotte area locations offer Moe Monday, every Monday — $5.55 for a burrito, chips and a regular drink. Kids Eat Free day is every Tuesday — one free kids’ meal per adult entrée purchase.

For more information and promotions, like MoesCharlotte on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @MoesCharlotte. Join the conversation 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 our more than 500 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.

Thompson Child & Family Focus

Thompson Child & Family Focus is a Charlotte, N.C.-based nationally accredited nonprofit agency changing the lives of at-risk children and families through therapy, education and care. Last year, Thompson served more than 16,000 children and families from its four distinct campuses specializing in clinical and behavioral treatment, developmental education and proactive care. With more than 300 employees, and a 127-year-old mission of care, Thompson serves children and families through healing, teaching, worship and play. For more information, visit thompsoncff.org.

Moe’s Celebrates 12 Years with $2 Burritos on April 25

Charlotte, N.C. – April 9, 2013 –  On April 25 Moe’s Southwest Grill located in Dilworth on East Blvd will celebrate their 12 year anniversary and thank the community with $2 burritos all day. The Chamber of Commerce will kick off the day with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.

Channel 96.1 radio personality Yankee Pete will be on site from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can also spin the Moe’s prize wheel for a chance to win Moe’s coupons, prizes and a chance to win free burritos for a year.

“The East Blvd. location was the first Moe’s Southwest Grill in Charlotte and the the fifth nationwide. We have been proud maintain the high level of quality and fun environment our guests’ have come to expect from Moe’s,” said franchisee, Andy Rooney. “We owe the community for supporting us and want to say thank you with $2 burritos for everyone on April 25.”

The store has also undergone renovations to maximize their famous Moe’s service while up-fitting the dining room and parking lot.

Guests can experience the new touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain- complete with separate ice and water dispensers. Coca-Cola Freestyle® enables consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands- including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, as well as 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.

For more information and promotions, visit the Charlotte area Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 MLL All-Star Game

BOSTON, Mass. (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)– Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare, will return as the official presenting sponsor of the  MLL All-Star Game for a second consecutive year. The match will be held at the home of MLL’s Charlotte Hounds, American Legion Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised live on ESPN2.

“We are very pleased to have Moe’s Southwest Grill return as the 2013 MLL All-Star Game presenting sponsor,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross, “No other family restaurant has done more to foster the growth of the sport and the whole lacrosse community is very thankful for their support.”

“The players in this league lead a healthy lifestyle, work hard and have true passion and love for the game, mirroring the values of Moe’s and making this a natural partnership,” said President of Moe’s Southwest Grill Paul Damico.

The partnership will provide Moe’s with corporate visibility, including their logo being prominently displayed on team uniforms, field signage board and in-stadium banners as well as participating in the MLL Fan Zone.

This year, Moe’s Charlotte franchisee Bryan Connelly will be heavily involved in promoting the event, including in-store contests and hosting ancillary events to be announced at a later date.

“We’re thrilled to have the All-Star game in the backyard of our 13 Charlotte-area restaurants and invite fans to stop by beforehand to grab some dinner and enter our contests,” said Connelly. “At the game, we will provide an interactive experience that will showcase the great skill and sportsmanship of the athletes while everyone enjoys a good time.”

While Moe’s is best known for its made-to-order 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. The fully customizable menu proudly boasts all-natural, cage-free, white breast meat chicken; steroid-free, grain-fed pulled pork; 100% sirloin, grass-fed steak; and organic tofu.

The MLL All-Star Game boasts the top lacrosse talent in the world and has become the league’s marquee event since its inception in 2001. It has been hosted in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida.

For more information about the 2013 MLL All-Star Game, please visit www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/all-star-game/.

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 490 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 Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and will enter its thirteenth season in 2013. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or  Twitter.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Indian Trail Offers $2 Burritos For Grand Opening

Mayor to Cut Ribbon; Chance to Win Free Moe’s for a Year

Indian Trail, NC – October 1, 2012— “Welcome to Moe’s!” will ring out in Indian Trail when Moe’s Southwest Grill celebrates its grand opening at 6443 Old Monroe Road, on Thursday, October 11.

Enjoy any tasty customized burrito for $2; limit one per person all-day on October 11.

Yankee Pete from Channel 96.1 will be broadcasting live from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. All guests can spin the Moe’s Prize Wheel for a chance to win free burritos for a year, Moe Bucks and Moe’s swag.

“Moe’s is proud to be part of the Indian Trail community,” said Bryan Connelly, Moe’s franchisee and Charlotte co-op president. “Moe’s believes in fresh food, family and fun and we can’t wait to bring our unique southwest flair to the 13th Charlotte-area location.”

The grand opening celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the mayor and the Union County Chamber of Commerce.

Guests can experience the new touch-screen-operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain, complete with separate ice and water dispensers. Coca-Cola Freestyle® enables consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands—including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, as well as many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, were not available in the United States.

All 13 Charlotte area Moe’s locations offer a Moe Monday special, which includes a burrito, chips and a regular drink for only $5. On Tuesdays, children 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any adult meal. As always, every meal is served with free chips and salsa.

The Indian Trail location of Moe’s at 6443 Old Monroe Road is adjacent to Sun Valley 14 Theater and is open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more information and promotions, visit the Charlotte area Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte.

For more information, contact:

Elisabeth Podair, Account Executive

704.657.7637 or epodair@sparksi.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill Wells Fargo Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on August 23

Charlotte, NC (August 23, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout the Wells Fargo Business Center when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1525 West W T Harris on Thursday, August 23rd. Ranked #1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, Atlanta based Moe’s Southwest Grill’s serves fresh made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid back environment.

When you walk by Wells Fargo Business Center’s newest burrito joint, the first thing you’ll hear is a familiar “Welcome to Moe’s!” It’s more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal fresh to order right in front of the guest.

All meals, including signature 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 over 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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, low-calorie and 90 caffeine-free beverages, 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else, as well as 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 in the Wells Fargo Business Center will be open from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information guests may call 704-590-4737.