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 Foxborough

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

Foxborough, Mass.– July 9, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Foxborough when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens on Thursday, July 16 at 265 Patriot Place, across from Gillette Stadium in the Patriot Place shopping center next to ProShop Collection.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Foxborough is offering free burritos for one year to the first 50 guests though the door on opening day*. The new restaurant will also be treating guests to free cups of Moe’s Famous Queso on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31.

“Moe’s has a loyal following across the U.S., and I believe the Boston area will also enjoy our fresh, flavorful food,” said franchisee Jerry Blau. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will say, “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 guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

And whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s catering has you covered. Moe’s offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-sensitive, lower calorie). Check out www.moes.com/catering for more information.

Moe’s of Foxborough will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (774) 215-5201 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 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® 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 Inside Hersheypark

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Celebrates Opening of First In-Park Restaurant

Hershey, Pa. ­ March 30, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard inside the gates of Hersheypark® in “The Sweetest Place on Earth” when  Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens inside the family theme park on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

The new location marks the first Moe’s inside an amusement park, and will be located in the Pioneer Frontier Food Court near Sidewinder.

“Hersheypark and Moe’s Southwest Grill both put their customers first. We are proud to partner with Moe’s and know our guests will enjoy the ability to customize their meals,” said Kevin Stumpf, General Manager, Hersheypark Entertainment Complex. “In addition, we are honored to be opening the first Moe’s within an amusement park.”

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 other favorites are served with free chips and salsa.

Moe’s of Hersheypark will open at 10 a.m. daily and operate during normal park hours. Closing times vary; for a full list of Hersheypark’s operating hours, please visit www.hersheypark.com/hours. For additional information about Moe’s, call 1-800-HERSHEY or visit www.moes.com. Hersheypark is located at 100 West Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, PA.

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 Launches Website With New Design, Fresh Look

National media buy, increase in digital spend prompts focus on mobile 

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2014) Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fun, engaging fast-casual restaurant best known for its fresh, made-to-order southwest fare, launched a brand new Moes.com web and mobile site. The company launched its first ever National Media campaign in 2013, increasing traffic to Moes.com by 30%; with another National media buy and an increased digital spend both beginning next week, Moe’s is prepared to welcome customers to a digital platform that represents Moe’s irreverent brand, provides an enhanced user-experience and is built with responsive design to make accessing the site from mobile devices a seamless experience.

 “With an increased digital spend of 603% and a good portion of click-throughs coming from mobile, we realized the importance of enhancing the user experience across all devices,” said Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso. “When someone comes to Moes.com, they can find what they need quickly, whether it’s locating a Moe’s, checking out our menu or looking up nutritional information.”

 The new website and mobile site features a fresh new look and feel with lifestyle photography representative of the family-friendly and welcoming environment guests are accustomed to and food photography reflective of its mouth-watering menu items and fresh ingredients. Visitors can expect an enhanced user experience with simplified navigation and responsive design that provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.

 The first television flight of Moe’s 2014 National Media buy runs from April 21 to May 18 and the digital portion runs from April 21 to June 1.

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 its more than 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 Bolstering Presence in Manhattan

 Three New Locations Planned for 2013 Beginning Jan. 31 with $4 Burrito Special

NEW YORK – Jan. 30, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard a lot more frequently on the streets of Manhattan when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 367 1st Ave. in Midtown East on Thursday, Jan. 31. As a bonus, customers will be treated to a $4.00 burrito special on opening day, and kid’s meals will be free all weekend with an adult purchase.

The franchise partners, Glenn Buchholz and Frank Ferrantelli, are the first to sign a multi-unit deal in Manhattan and have plans to quickly expand the thriving brand. A second location is slated for late April in Kips Bay while a third is in the works for early June in Murray Hill. The duo, both longtime New Yorkers, parlayed their experience in other business ventures into an agreement with Moe’s – a brand they both readily admit to falling in love with as consumers before all else.

“Moe’s has a great presence in the states of New York and New Jersey and we’ve been enjoying the food and culture of Moe’s for years,” said Buchholz. “We are thrilled to bring these restaurants into the heart of the city – it was only a matter of time before Moe’s took over Manhattan.”

“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 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-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 No. 1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. Moe’s in Manhattan will be open every day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (646) 861-0414 or visit www.moes.com.

Moe’s New Healthy Menu Sends Guests on a Food Mission… Should They Choose to Accept It

  

New Food Mission Makes Healthy Eating Easy for Those on Vegetarian, Low-Cal or Gluten Free Diets

 ATLANTA, GA – Jan. 24, 2011 – Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fun, engaging and fast-casual restaurant, has made its own New Year’s Resolution. Starting today, Moe’s redesigned menu boards will feature a new food mission wheel “steering” guests to select delicious and healthy choices. Showcasing even more healthy menu options than ever before, Moe’s makes it easy for the whole family to make smart and tasty ordering decisions.

We’ve ALWAYS known, but did you? Moe’s has always had the highest standards.  Never having used microwaves, animal fat, lard or MSG, Moe’s offers guests nothing but the best with over 20 fresh ingredients including hormone-free grilled chicken, beef and even organic tofu.

No gluten? No problem. Offering more than 20 gluten-free ingredients, Moe’s allows those on a gluten-free diet to indulge like never before. Delectable and customizable menu options range from burritos to rice bowls to salads. With the growing number of Americans affected by gluten allergies, Moe’s chicken, steak, tofu and pork are all prepared gluten-free and ready to be devoured at a “Moe-ment’s” notice!

Attention Veg-Heads! The days of eating just rice and lettuce when out with friends are now over. Look no further than Moe’s where vegetarians are VIP. Not only are the shredded cheese and sour cream free of gelatin and animal rennet, but the grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms are prepared on a totally separate grill from the meat products. Organic grilled marinated tofu provides a tasty protein option, accompanied with any number of fresh produce and black beans or a side of freshly prepared pico de gallo.

Lightening up? Feel good and show-off your choices at Moe’s with an entire menu of calorie-conscious options showcasing drool-worthy meals less than 450 calories. Salads or burritos featuring tofu or chicken, crisp produce, fresh salsa and grilled veggies easily fit in with a healthy eating lifestyle. Moe’s online nutritional calculator at www.moes.com provides additional support for those who want to further slice and dice their menu options!

Flexitarians Unite! The newest diet option – be flexible about when and where you choose to be vegetarian or a meatatarian! Not only catering to those with special dietary needs, Moe’s also offers self-help in the form of a burrito for those simply looking to incorporate a flexible, yet tasty and healthy eating plan. Moe’s guests are guaranteed delicious and fresh options whether just dabbling in vegetarianism or on a gluten-free or low-cal diet.

 Moe-tivated! Moe’s thinks the world of the planet and is mindful of environmental impact and nutritional content. Serving food that sustains resources with the best possible option is vital to Moe’s ideals and company practices. Whether Moe’s is encouraging franchisees to purchase produce locally, provided Moe’s safety and quality standards can be met, or serving cage- and hormone-free chicken and grain-fed pork, Moe’s tries to do the right thing by the animals and the earth – and its customers.