Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Raleigh, N.C.

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand First Drive-Thru Location in North Carolina;

Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to the First 100 Guests!

Raleigh, NC – January 29, 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 Brennan Station at 8111 Creedmore Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 4 and will be the first Moe’s in North Carolina with a drive-thru.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Brennan Station Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 100 guests. The location will also be offering $3 burritos all day on Thursday. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at the Brennan Station Moe’s. In addition, the Brennan Station Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. for Lead Mine Elementary School with 100 percent of the money raised benefiting the local school.

The Brennan Station Moe’s is owned and operated by Clif Bullard of Bullard Restaurant Group. Bullard has been with Moe’s for eight years and operates 30 additional locations in North Carolina and Ohio.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe our newest location in Raleigh will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Bullard. “We’re excited to open our doors in Brennan Station 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 Brennan Station will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (919) 803-0542 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 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 Winter Haven, Fla.

Winter Haven, Fla. – December 30, 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 Winter Haven at 5545 Cypress Garden Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33884 on January 7 at 11 a.m.

The Winter Haven Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees Anthony Friel and Ken Franklin, who have been with Moe’s for more than 13 years. Friel and Franklin also operate 20 additional Moe’s locations throughout central Florida and the Tampa area.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Valrico will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said franchisees Friel and Franklin. “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 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 Winter Haven will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Monroe, Ga.

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

Monroe, Ga. – December 30, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Monroe, GA when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1998 West Spring St at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. To celebrate the grand opening, the Monroe Moe’s will treat the first 100 customers in line to free burritos for a year. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Monroe Moe’s.

“Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere is a great addition to Monroe,” said franchisee Shahid Panjwani. “We can’t wait to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

Panjwani has been a Moe’s franchise partner since 2008 and owns and operates two additional locations in Roswell and Alpharetta. Enthusiastic about the brand, Panjwani has plans to open additional locations in the greater Atlanta area in the coming years.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food concept 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.

Moe’s in Monroe will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (678) 635-8151 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 580 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 Selinsgrove

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Focused on the Community for Pre-Opening Events

Selinsgrove, Pa. – September 24, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at 174 Nina Drive. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on September 30 and October 1.

On Wednesday, September 30, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a free lunch** for friends and family between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner and pep rally for the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department 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 local Moe’s has selected the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, October 1, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Selinsgrove community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all area 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** and a free Moe’s spirit t-shirt. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Selinsgrove Moe’s.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting all the Selinsgrove Area School District Elementary and Middle Schools.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our grand opening by getting to know our Selinsgrove neighbors and giving back to our schools,” said owner Larry Wilson, a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years.

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

** 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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Gainesville-Area Woman Wins Moe’s Southwest Grill® Facebook Contest, Original Salsa Recipe to Debut Nationwide

“Three Bears Salsa” Coming to Fast-Casual Burrito Franchise Oct. 3

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2013 – Cheryl Gallowitz, a veterinary technician from Newberry, Fla., will have her original salsa recipe debut in Moe’s Southwest Grill® restaurants nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 3. Gallowitz entered her creation, dubbed “Three Bears Salsa,” in Moe’s “Raise the Salsa Bar” Facebook contest during the summer of 2012 and won the grand prize of $1,000. One year later, the southwest-style burrito franchise is now ready to unleash the new salsa to customers across the U.S. for a period of six months.

 

Gallowitz moved to Gainesville from New York four years ago and invented the winning salsa recipe in memory of her favorite cantina back home. She then began serving it at social gatherings to much acclaim and decided to enter the Moe’s contest on a whim when she saw an advertisement in June of 2012.

 

The “Three Bears Salsa” consists of diced tomato, onion, red pepper, green pepper, tomatillo, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, red wine vinegar, sea salt and lime juice. Described by Gallowitz, it’s “not too hot, not too mild, but just right” – an homage to the taste and the fairy tale.

 

“It was a really fun experience to be a part of and I’m excited to see how my salsa turns out in the restaurants,” said Gallowitz. “I’m thankful to Moe’s for even giving me this opportunity in the first place.”

 

Gallowitz, who works at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital, says her favorite location is on her way home from work – the Moe’s at 3832 W. Newberry Road near University Avenue. She began going there for the “Moe Monday” $5 burrito promotion. Other Gainesville Moe’s locations can be found on the University of Florida campus at Rec Center Dining and at 3443 SW Archer Road and 7770 W. Newberry Road.

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food. 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.

 

“We know the new ‘Three Bears Salsa’ is going to be a hit with our loyal customers,” said Paul Macaluso, Chief Marketing Officer of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “We love interacting with our fans online through social media channels, and this contest gave us the opportunity to help bring someone’s passion to life and translate it into success inside the restaurants.”

 

To learn more about Moe’s and see which location is near you, 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 500 locations in the U.S. 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.

 

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Covington Grand Opening

Covington, GA (September 30, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Covington when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 3147 Hwy 278 on Thursday, October 3rd. Ranked #1 Mexican food concept by Technomic in 2013, 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 Covington’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-friendly 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.

This location will offer a Moe Monday special which includes any burrito, chips and salsa for only $5.00, as well as a Kids Eat Free Day on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée of $5.99 or more and a drink.

Moe’s in Covington will be open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information guests may call (470) 444-1545.

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 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.