Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Lansdowne, Md.

Local Burrito Joint Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to the first 50 guests!

Lansdowne, Md. – January 8, 2016 – 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 Lansdowne at 3597 Washington Blvd. To celebrate the grand opening, the Lansdowne Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year* to the first 50 guests. The location will also have a prize wheel with additional freebees including 50 chances to win free burritos for a year from Jan. 13 through Jan. 17, limit 10 per day. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Lansdowne Moe’s.

The celebrations will kick-off with a fundraiser on January 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Lansdowne High School PTSA.

The Lansdowne Moe’s is owned and operated by franchise group, HSGRILL. This is HSGRILL’s first Moe’s location, but they have plans to open additional locations throughout Maryland in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Lansdowne will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said a spokesperson for HSGRILL. “We’re excited 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 guest’s unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Lansdowne will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call 443-297-8940 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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Rocky River

Veteran Moe’s Duo Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to West Side of Cleveland

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – August 7, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Rocky River, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 21805 Center Ridge Road Friday, August 28. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Rocky River Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on August 26 and 27.

On Wednesday, August 26, the Rocky River Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner and pep rally for the Rocky River High School football team 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 Rocky River Moe’s has selected the Rocky River Athletic Department as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser. The football season opens the next day, and the community is invited to the pep rally to show its school spirit and cheer on the team.

“We are looking forward to an exciting evening that will be fun for our students and will help to raise funds for our athletic programs through the generosity of the Rocky River Moe’s,” said Mark Wagner, Rocky River Director of Athletics and Activities.

On Thursday, August 27, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Rocky River community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rocky River Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all Rock River 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**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Rocky River Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Valley Riding / Rocky River Stables, a non-profit group that provides therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities and educational tours for all ages.

The powerhouse ownership team of Larry Wilson and Tony Mazzeo is taking Northeast Ohio by storm with the opening of the Rocky River Moe’s. Mazzeo worked as a Field Business Consultant with Moe’s Corporate for five years and recently left to partner with Wilson, who has been a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years. Both have a strong passion for the Moe’s brand.

“We are excited to bring fresh, flavorful food and community commitment to Rocky River,” said Mazzeo.

Larry Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson 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/.

* 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.

** 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 Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Lititz, Pennsylvania

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Grand Opening Events for Local Colleges and Schools

Lititz, Pa. – July 9, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Lititz, Pa. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17 at 1054 Lititz Pike in the Shoppes at Kissel Village. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Lititz Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on July 15 and 16.

On Wednesday, July 15, the Lititz Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner 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 Lititz Moe’s has selected the Manheim Township School District as the recipient of one hundred percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, July 16, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Lititz community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Lititz Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all residents within the region as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges, including all local college students home for the summer. 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**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event to support the Warwick Education Foundation with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the local organization. The public is invited to join the Lititz Moe’s in supporting the schools in the area by attending the pre-opening fundraisers.

“We can’t wait to introduce the Lititz community to Moe’s while giving back to the local schools at the same time,” said Keli Cooper, who is a partner in the Lititz Moe’s along with Larry Wilson.

Larry Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson 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 has recently been 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/.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* 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.

** 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 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 Oneonta, New York

Events for local colleges, businesses, and schools to usher in the new age of flavor in Oneonta

Oneonta, N.Y. – February 17, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Oneonta, N.Y. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 27 at 5001 Route 23, the former site of the Neptune Diner in the Neptune Plaza. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill will host three community pre-opening events on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26.

On Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner. 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 Oneonta Moe’s has selected the Oneonta Middle School as the recipient of 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the colleges and Oneonta High School.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s Southwest Grill will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. The first 50 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and the first 600 will receive a free Moe’s lunch**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

“We love giving back to the community in a big way with our pre-opening events.  The culture of Moe’s Southwest Grill is focused on the community and we want to make sure we are actively involved in the lives of its residents to show that we really care about them.  It is really great to see the fun and excitement we can bring to the colleges, high schools, and the community as a whole when we open our restaurants. This is what really drives us and we look forward to bringing excitement and a one-of-a-kind dining option to Oneonta,” commented Larry Wilson, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee.

The Oneonta Moe’s will host another pre-opening fundraiser for Oneonta High School from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event will, once again, feature All You Can Eat Moe’s for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the school.

Larry Wilson owns several Moe’s restaurants throughout New York and Pennsylvania and was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and successful operation and growth of his stores. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s has most recently been 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/.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* 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.

** 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 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 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.