Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Farmers Branch, Texas

Local Burrito Joint Giving Away Free Burritos For a Year to the first 100 guests!

Farmers Branch, Texas – November 9, 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 Farmers Branch at 13701 Midway Road on November 12 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, the Farmers Branch Moe’s will offer free burritos for a year to the first 100 guests. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Farmers Branch Moe’s.

The Farmers Branch Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee, Ronnie Norcross who has been with Moe’s for two years. Norcross also operates several Moe’s locations in Dallas.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Farmers Branch will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said franchisee Ronnie Norcross. “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 Farmers Branch will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, 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 Rowlett

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

Rowlett, TX – Feb. 12, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Rowlett when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 5601 President George Bush Turnpike Suite 600 on Thursday, Feb. 12. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Rowlett is offering $5 burritos from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additionally, the first 100 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 Texas, and I believe Rowlett will be no exception,” said franchisee Ronnie Norcross, who owns additional Moe’s restaurants in Dallas. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with the Rowlett community and continuing to bolster the Moe’s presence throughout the region.”

“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 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 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.

Ranked the No. 1 Mexican food chain by leading research group Technomic in 2013, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. 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 in Rowlett will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 972-475-5800 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 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 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 Opening New Location in Dallas

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Pay What You Want Day on Nov. 20, 100 Percent of Grand Opening Sales Donated to Children’s Health

Dallas, Texas – November 13, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets

of Dallas, TX when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 14902 Preston Road, Suite 1300 at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 20. To celebrate the opening, Moe’s will host a Pay What You Want Day, donating 100 percent of grand opening sales to Children’s Health, one of the largest pediatric health care providers in the nation.

“As we continue to grow our presence in the state of Texas, opening another Moe’s location in Dallas is a great opportunity to introduce more of the community to our fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said franchise partner, Ronnie Norcross. “We’re looking forward to becoming a more established brand in Texas and will continue to show our commitment to the community by supporting an organization that will truly benefit from this event.”

In addition to Moe’s in Dallas, Texas, Norcross also owns and operates the downtown Dallas location at 2121 Main Street and the Garland location at 5949 Broadway Blvd. A 16-year restaurant franchise veteran, Norcross plans to open a total of 17 Moe’s in Dallas by 2020.

“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 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 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 in Dallas will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (972) 789-1646 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 PurePourTechnology™ 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 http://www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Dallas is First Restaurant to Open in Texas

DALLAS, TX (February 27, 2014) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard for the first time in Texas when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens in Dallas at 2121 Main Street on Thursday, March 6. The restaurant featuring southwest fare is celebrating their grand opening with an altruistic “Pay What You Want Day” in honor of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Customers are asked to make a donation of any amount in exchange for their meal.

“Opening the first location in Texas is an honor; we look forward to introducing and serving up our made-to-order burritos and fresh ingredients to Dallas,” said Franchise Partner Ronnie Norcross. “And what better way to kick things off than to give back to the community and partner with an organization that saves the lives of children, a cause that is close to my heart.”

Norcross plans to partner with the children’s hospital for all 17 Moe’s he opens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, pledging his continued support and gratitude for their presence in the community.

Ranked the No. 1 Mexican food concept by leading research group Technomic in 2013, 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 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 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.

The Main Street Moe’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday. This location will offer a Moe Monday special which includes any burrito, chips and salsa for only $5.55! For more information, guests may call (214) 741-9700 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 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Inks 17-Unit Franchise Deal in Dallas

ATLANTA – Feb. 11, 2014 Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare, is aggressively developing the brand throughout Texas and has signed a deal to bring 17 new restaurant locations to Dallas and Fort Worth, the first of which will open March 6. This deal contributes to the plan for 34 Moe’s restaurants being built in the market.

Moe’s initially entered the Texas region with its first two locations – Dallas Love Field Airport and Baylor University. Because of the success of both locations and a concentration on developing the entire state, Moe’s is looking to expand with qualified franchise partners in other major Texas markets, including Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

The entrance into Texas is significant for Moe’s, as the company is focusing on growth in the Western part of the U.S.  The timing is ideal to enter the state and will supplement other restaurant developments currently under way in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Spearheading the expansion is franchise partner Ronnie Norcross, a multi-unit Wing Stop franchisee, who will open 17 Dallas locations by 2020, the first is set for Mar. 6 on 2121 Main Street. Norcross, 52, has been in the restaurant franchise business for 17 years and owns nine Wing Stop locations with a tenth under construction. In 2002, one of Norcross’ units was the first in the chain to reach $1M in sales. Since then, all of his Wing Stop locations have consistently exceeded $1M sale levels.

“I have been watching the growth of Moe’s as a potential franchising opportunity for years and am impressed with the overall brand and its driving force in the fast-casual Mexican arena,” said Norcross. “Texas offers a number of possibilities for Moe’s and Dallas is a great starting point for people to welcome the Moe’s brand.”

The deal is part of Moe’s strategic growth plan to increase its existing presence to a total of 800 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.

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 Sees 12 Percent System-Wide Sales Increase in 2013

ATLANTA Jan. 10, 2014 – Moe’s Southwest Grill®, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space, finished 2013 with $526 million in system-wide sales – a 12 percent increase from 2012. Moe’s also exhibited a 4.5 percent increase in same-store sales, showing consistent excellence among longer-standing locations. The company, recently ranked the No. 1 Mexican food concept by leading research group Technomic, will open nearly 100 new restaurants in 2014.

In 2013, Moe’s opened 54 new restaurants, including a milestone 500th location in Manhattan in June. The company also signed 155 new franchise deals. In 2014, the Moe’s brand will start an important expansion on the west coast, beginning with an 18-unit agreement in Northern California with HKM II, LLC of Roseville, Calif – a major player in the quick-serve burger space.

“We’ve had our eyes on California for a long time now, and we found a terrific franchise partner to help us carve a path,” said Paul Damico, President of Moe’s. “2013 was great for us in terms of sales and unit growth, and we anticipate even stronger results in the next year.”

Moe’s stands out for both its food and customer incentives. Moe’s “Food Mission,” which can be found on the walls at every location, outlines the company’s commitment to never using a microwave, zero trans-fat per serving and no MSG. More than 20 fresh ingredients are prepared daily, and the menu caters to those looking for low-calorie and gluten-friendly options. Moe’s also offers free chips and salsa with every meal and a Coca-Cola Freestyle® machine for more than 100 unique drink options.

The first location in California is slated to open in the Sacramento area by spring of 2014. In total, Moe’s plans to open 96 new stores in 2014 and sign 200 new franchise agreements. Moe’s will open new restaurants in other significant markets like Dallas, Las Vegas, Fort Worth, Tex., Springfield, Mo., and Omaha, Neb., and in the works are plans for further development in markets like Chicago, Philadelphia, and Orlando.

Many of the accomplishments in recent years, and expected growth going forward, come from attracting top-level, multi-unit franchisees with remarkable portfolios – like Burger King, Five Guys, Wendy’s, Wingstop and more, says Damico.

“Prospects are increasingly looking to Moe’s because of our outstanding growth potential in an industry segment that is by no means saturated,” said Damico. “We have a fun, irreverent brand that people want to be a part of.”

At the close of 2013, Moe’s Southwest Grill had more than 550 restaurants nationwide, and a strategic growth plan is in place to increase its existing presence to a total of 800 locations by the end of 2015.

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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