Moe’s Southwest Grill Celebrates Relocation to Orange City, Fla.

Local Burrito Joint Celebrates Relocation with “Pay What You Want” Day, Benefiting Local Schools

Orange City, Fla. – December 16, 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 celebrating the opening of its relocation in Orange City, Fla. at 890 Saxon Blvd Orange City, FL 32763 on December 17 at 11 a.m. To celebrate its relocation, the Orange City Moe’s will offer “Pay What You Want” pricing all day on Thursday, December 17 with 100% of all proceeds collected benefitting University High School and Deltona High School. The two rival high schools will be challenged to raise the most money on Dec. 17, with the winner receiving an additional $1,000 donation. On the first Moe Monday after opening, December 21, the first 200 guests in line will receive a free t-shirt. Also for any consumers who download the Rockin’ Rewards App of NE Florida on grand opening day will receive a free burrito, only valid at the Volusia and Brevard county Moe’s locations.

The Orange City Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Brad Chasteen who has been with Moe’s for 14 years. Chasteen also operates more than 45 additional Moe’s locations throughout Florida and the Washington D.C. area.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and with the relocation of Moe’s in Orange City, the community can now enjoy a more convenient location,” said franchisee Brad Chasteen. “We’re eager to open the doors in our new location and look forward to continuing our 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 Orange City will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (386) 532-6637 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 Lafayette

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Celebrates Grand Opening, Donates to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation

Lafayette, La. – February 23, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Lafayette when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 3546 Ambassador Caffrey Parkway on Thursday, Feb. 26. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s Lafayette is partnering with the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation and will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from its opening day to the athletic department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in Louisiana, and I believe Lafayette will be no exception,” said franchisee Brad DeRoche, who owns additional Moe’s locations in Louisiana. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with the Lafayette and local college communities to continue to grow Moe’s presence throughout the region.”

 

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food chain 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.

 

“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. 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® soda fountain.

 

Moe’s in Lafayette will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 336-534-0440 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 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 kids’, 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 Mentor, Ohio

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offers an “All You Can Eat” VIP Fundraising Dinner to benefit Mentor High School  Nov. 19 and Free Moe’s For A Year to the First 50 Customers On Nov. 20

Mentor, Ohio – November 11, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Mentor, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 9710 Mentor Avenue in Mentor on Thursday November 20th.  Unlike other restaurants that may come into a community, Moe’s in Mentor is ushering in a new age of flavor in a big way for community residents.

On November 19, Moe’s will host a pre-opening all you can eat fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests can create their one of a kind meals for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, Moe’s is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Mentor High School Athletics.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold by the local high school prior to the event and at the door until they are sold out. Guests can also enter to win instant prizes like game tickets and Moe’s food items with a $1 donation to Mentor High School Athletics.

“To have a group like Moe’s Southwest Grill generously provide a charity fundraiser for us before they even open their doors and make a dime really means a lot to our school and our kids,” said Jeff Cassella, athletic director of Mentor High School. “Moe’s exemplifies our mission and we look forward to embracing them as a valued member of our community.”

On the day of the grand opening, Moe’s will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m. and will also treat the first 50 guests in line to FREE burritos for a year.  Recent openings featuring free burritos for a year have found excited patrons camping out overnight for their chance at the promotional offer.

The new Moe’s in Mentor is owned and operated by Paul Giggi, Tom O’Hare and Ryan O’Hare, an area resident. This will be the group’s first Moe’s in the area, however they have plans to build and open several more Moe’s in the region over the next couple of years.

“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.

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 Mentor will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call (440) 579-5115 or visit www.moes.com.  For additional information about the fundraiser tickets, please contact the Mentor Athletic Department at (440) 974-5304.

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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Clarksville

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosts Pay What You Want Day and Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year 

Clarksville, TN – November 13, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Clarksville when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 108 Morris Road, next to Governor’s Square Mall, on Thursday, Nov.13 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Clarksville Moe’s invites guests to ‘Pay What You Want’ for their meal on Nov. 13, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project of Nashville, an organization dedicated to honoring and empowering wounded warriors. With the hopes of raising $10,000 for the organization, there is a suggested donation of $5. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door at will win free burritos for one year.

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in Tennessee and I believe the residents of Clarksville will be no exception,” said franchise partner Scott Portis. “I am eager to open our doors to the community and contribute to the local economy by bringing more than 30 jobs to the area.”

The Clarksville Moe’s marks the eighth location in the Middle Tennessee area and is owned and operated by franchise partners Scott and Carol Len Portis. The husband-and-wife team brings more than 10 years of success to the Moe’s brand with their restaurant group Cannon Restaurant Management, LLC. Future growth plans include at least four additional locations, expected to open over the next several years.

“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.

Moe’s also offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that satisfy any appetite (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 Clarksville will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, guests may call (931) 444-5171, 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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Groton, CT, Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on April 18, Donates 15% Sales to Navy Marine Corp Relief Society 

Groton, CT (April 18, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Groton when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at Groton Square Shopping Plaza 220 Route 12 on Thursday, April 18. Fifteen percent of sales from that day will be donated to Navy Marine Corp Relief Society, a private non-profit organization just down the street from Moe’s that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States. This will be franchise partners Matt Rusconi and David Vorchheimer’s sixth Moe’s in Connecticut.

“We hope to experience the same warm reception at Groton that we received at our Waterford location,” said Rusconi. “Giving back to the community, who we truly enjoy partnering with, is simply part of our operations model.”

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 Groton’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.

This location will offer a Moe Monday special which includes any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for only $6.99. On Tuesday night starting at 4 p.m., they offer free Kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal, and they also offer catering.

Moe’s in Groton will be open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information guests may call 860-405-9661.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens New Opry Mills Mall Location with “Pay What You Want” Day

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens March 7, Proceeds Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation 

NASHVILLE, TN – (March 7, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s” will soon be heard in the Opry Mills Mall when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 433 Opry Mills Drive, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The seventh location to open in Middle Tennessee, this Moe’s is celebrating its grand opening and giving back to the community with “Pay What You Want” day on Friday, March 8 where customers make a donation in any amount they choose in exchange for their meal. All proceeds collected will benefit the Middle Tennessee Boys and Girls Club and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, Moe’s will be giving away more than $1000 worth of gift cards and food items and on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, sides of Moe’s famous Queso will be free.

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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill opened its first Middle Tennessee restaurant more than eight years ago in Cool Springs. That location, along with Spring Hill, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Harding Road and West End in Nashville, makes the Opry Mills location franchise partner Scott Portis’ seventh Moe’s.

This location will be open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information guests may call (615) 823-6450.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Savannah Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens; 10% Sales to Benefit Jacob G. Smith Elementary

Savannah, GA (December 3, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will now be heard throughout Savannah at Moe’s Southwest Grill at 150 W. Julian Street. As the second Savannah location of franchise owners Chris Brown and Phil Stewart, they are hoping to spread the burrito love further with this downtown location. To celebrate the opening, they will be donating 10% of sales that night to a local elementary school. 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.

Owner Chris Brown states “Phil and I so are so excited for our opening that we are giving 10% of sales, from 5pm to close on our grand opening day, back to Jacob G. Smith elementary. Moe’s has a tradition of giving back and supporting the community that supports us.”

Moe’s in Savannah will be serving breakfast, in addition to its normal items at later hours, and will be open Sunday through Wednesday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 a.m. For more information guests may call 912-335-2520.