Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Alexandria

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 4, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Alexandria when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 7869 Heneska Loop in the Hilltop Village Center on Thursday, June 11.

To celebrate the grand opening, the new Moe’s invites guests to ‘Pay What You Want’ for their meal on June 11, with 100 percent of the day’s net sales benefitting Hayfield Secondary School and Edison High School. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win free burritos for one year*. The new location will be joining the existing Moe’s in Alexandria located at 7698 Richmond Highway 40, in the Mount Vernon Plaza Shopping Center.

“We have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in the area, and believe Alexandria residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Brad Chasteen, who owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the area with partners Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca. “I look forward to opening our doors to the Alexandria community and offering guests our fresh, made-to-order food.”

On Sunday, June 14, Moe’s of Alexandria will donate 40 percent of the day’s net sales to Lee High School. The restaurant will also help kick-off summer vacation on Friday, June 19, by offering one free burrito to students of all levels who present a valid student ID from any area school.

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 Alexandria will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 703-348-9681 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 in Laurel

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosts Pay What You Want Day to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Laurel, Md. – Oct. 10, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Laurel when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 14720 Baltimore Ave. Suite H101 in the new Towne Centre at Laurel on Friday, October 17.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Laurel Moe’s invites guests to ‘Pay What You Want’ on October 15 and 16, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting two local high schools. Guests can show their support for St. Vincent Palloti High School by visiting the restaurant on Wednesday, October 15 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., or for Laurel High School on Thursday, October 16 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“Opening day is a great opportunity for us to show our commitment to the community by supporting these local high schools,” said franchise partner Frank Maresca. “We are thrilled to continue bolstering Moe’s presence throughout D.C. and are eager to open our doors in Laurel so guests can enjoy our fresh, made-to-order food.”

The Laurel location is part of a 25-store deal that was inked in 2012 for the Washington D.C. metropolitan area by existing Moe’s franchise partners Brad Chasteen, Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca. The three franchise partners partnered together to create Guac N’ Roll LLC for the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area Moe’s locations. Maresca will serve as the local operating partner for the company.

“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.

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 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.

Moe’s in Laurel will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, guests may call 301-658-2131 or visit www.moes.com. Join Moe’s Laurel Rockin’ Rewards program and get a FREE burrito. Text “EatMoes” to 81018.

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 Grand Opening at The Shops at Stonewall

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on Aug. 21 with Pay What You Want Day benefitting JDRF

Gainesville, VA – August 18, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard in Gainesville when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 8148 Stonewall Shops Square, #101 on Thursday, August 21. To celebrate the grand opening, guests will be treated to a Pay What You Want Day where customers make a donation in any amount in exchange for their meal, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting JDRF. JDRF is Moe’s national charitable partner and the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

“Residents in the Washington D.C. area have come to love Moe’s and I believe the suburban Gainesville community will also enjoy our fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” said Franchise Partner Frank Maresca. “This grand opening is a great opportunity for us to introduce our quick, fresh, customizable meals to a new community while also giving back to a cause I’ve been personally invested in for many years, along with Moe’s on a national level, having donated more than $500,000 since 2007.”

Moe’s Gainesville is owned and operated by Guac & Roll, LLC, a franchisee group led by partners Brad Chasteen, Frank Maresca and Steve Taylor. The team recently signed a deal to develop a total of 25 stores throughout the D.C. area and this will be the fifth restaurant they’ve opened as a result of this deal thus far.

“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.

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. 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 in Gainesville will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call (703) 722-9115 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.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. For more information, please visit jdrf.org.

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Market Square at Frederick Moe’s Southwest Grill Hosts Pay What You Want Day

Frederick, MD (January 22, 2014) – Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating the recent grand opening of its new location at 211 Shorebird Street, Suite A at the Market Square at Frederick by treating loyal customers to a “Pay What You Want Day” on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The offer invites customers to Moe’s to enjoy a free meal and encourages them to make a donation to benefit Frederick High School. The new location will also commemorate its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by Mayor McClement at the beginning of the event.

“We are eager to introduce Moe’s fresh, made-to-order southwest fare and family-friendly atmosphere to Frederick,” said Moe’s Franchise Partner Frank Maresca. “We’re kicking things off by partnering with the (insert local charity of choice) and giving away free burritos, which is just the start of what will be a strong relationship with the community and with customers who we hope will love Moe’s just as much as we do.”

The Market Square Moe’s is the seventh restaurant in the state of Maryland, but the second in the area for Guac & Roll, LLC, a franchisee group led by partners Brad Chasteen, Frank Maresca and Steve Taylor. The team recently signed a deal to develop a total of 25 stores throughout the D.C. area.

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. 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. The location will also feature the new Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain. The touch screen operated fountain features over 100 different beverage options, many of which were previously not available anywhere in the United States.

Moe’s in Market Square is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information guests may call (301) 850-6699 or visit www.moes.com to find the closest Moe’s.

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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Gaithersburg Moe’s Southwest Grill Hosts Pay What You Want Day

Gaithersburg, MD (December 5, 2013) – Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating the recent grand opening of its new location at 12151 Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg by treating loyal customers to a “Pay What You Want Day” on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. The offer invites customers to Moe’s to enjoy a free meal and encourages them to make a donation to benefit Quince Orchard High School’s Booster Club.

“We are eager to introduce Moe’s fresh, made-to-order southwest fare and family-friendly atmosphere to Gaithersburg,” said Moe’s Franchise Partner Frank Maresca. “We’re kicking things off by partnering with the local high school and giving away free burritos, which is just the start of what will be a strong relationship with the community and with customers who we hope will love Moe’s just as much as we do.”

Moe’s Gaithersburg is the sixth restaurant in the state of Maryland, but the first in the area for Guac & Roll, LLC, a franchisee group led by partners Brad Chasteen, Frank Maresca and Steve Taylor. The team recently signed a deal to develop a total of 25 stores throughout the D.C. area.

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. 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. The location will also feature the new Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain. The touch screen operated fountain features over 100 different beverage options, many of which were previously not available anywhere in the United States.

Moe’s Gaithersburg is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information guests may call 301-715-3004 or visit www.moes.com to find the closest Moe’s.

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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