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 Pinellas Park

Pinellas Park, Fl. – (Sept. 24, 2015)  – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Pinellas Park at 7430 47th Street N on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The Pinellas Park 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 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 Pinellas Park will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Friel. “We are excited to open another location and look forward to building 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 Pinellas Park will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (813) 657-3082 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Local Burrito Joint Will Offer $6 Burritos August 12 through 15

Miami, FL – August 5, 2015 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in the Jackson Memorial Hospital located at 901 NW 17th Street in Plaza Park East on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Jackson Memorial Hospital Moe’s is offering guests $6 burritos August 12 through August 15.

“We believe Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere is a perfect fit for a hospital environment and will help to bring smiles to Jackson Memorial Hospital patients, employees, and visitors,” said Jackson Memorial Hospital Moe’s spokesperson, Marc Eden. “We’re eager to open up 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 Jackson Memorial Hospital will be open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, guests may call (786) 717-5015 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.

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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 Rochester Grand Opening

 Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on March 7

Rochester, NY (March 7, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Rochester when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 130 East Avenue on Thursday, March 7. 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 Rochester’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 Wednesday special which includes any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for only $6.99.

Moe’s in Rochester will be open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information guests may call 585-413-0629.

Paul Macaluso Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Moe’s Southwest Grill

ATLANTA – Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare, has promoted Paul Macaluso to Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created role at the company. In addition to overseeing the brand marketing, field marketing and public relations functions, Macaluso’s responsibilities will expand to include catering and creative services.

“When he joined Moe’s a year and a half ago, Paul made an immediate impact by developing strong relationships with both the internal team and our franchise partners,” said president of Moe’s Paul Damico. “By leveraging his restaurant experience and consumer insights knowledge, he has strengthened our brand positioning, identified key growth drivers and developed his team, leading the brand to significant increases in our comp sales.”

Macaluso believes in strong collaboration with franchise partners and has worked closely with the franchise community, gaining full endorsement to purchase national media this year, a first for the brand.  Together they built a plan that will rapidly expand Moe’s national media presence over the next five years.

“Moe’s is a young, growing brand that has a lot of passion for its food, customers and its people; I’m really fortunate to be a part of this brand during a time when the team is working hard to reach milestones and break records,” said Macaluso.

Macaluso has more than 20 years of restaurant marketing experience, serving in a variety of Operations, HR and Marketing positions for Taco Bell Corp., then as Director of Product Marketing for Burger King Corporation, and prior to joining Moe’s as Vice President of Marketing, he served as Vice President of Daypart and Product Marketing for Sonic in Oklahoma City, OK.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Cleveland Clinic Grand Opening

– Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on August 2 –

Cleveland, Ohio (August 2, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout the Cleveland Clinic when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 9500 Euclid Ave on Thursday, August 2. 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 Clevaland’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.

Moe’s in the Cleveland Clinic will be open from Monday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm. For more information guests may call 216-444-9691.