Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Huntsville

Veteran Restaurant Group Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Huntsville, TX

 Huntsville, Texas – January 14, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Huntsville when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its newest location in Huntsville at I-45 and Smither Road on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Huntsville Moe’s is hosting an pre-opening All You Can Eat fundraising dinner to benefit Huntsville High School on Wednesday, January 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh, flavorful  Moe’s food they want for only $10 with 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser donated to the local high school.

The celebrations continue on Thursday, January 21, when Huntsville’s first Moe’s officially opens to the public at 11 a.m. Guests will receive a chance to win an assortment of prizes from the prize wheel as they enjoy their handcrafted, made-to-order meal.

The Moe’s Southwest Grill in Huntsville is owned by Pak Foods, LLC, a large firm based in Houston that owns a number of different restaurants throughout the state of Texas. This is the group’s first Moe’s with plans to open additional locations in the coming years.

“We are so excited to bring the fresh, flavorful food and a deep sense of community commitment that is ingrained in the Moe’s culture to Huntsville,” said Tanweer Ahmed, majority owner of Pak Foods, LLC.

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 Twitter, Vine 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 Inks 120 New Franchise Deals in First Half of 2014

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Franchise Continues to Expand, Partner with Multi-Unit Owners

ATLANTA  July 14, 2014 – Moe’s Southwest Grill®, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space, has signed 120 new franchise deals in the first six months of 2014, a record-breaking high for the brand.

Moe’s continues its aggressive expansion this year with new restaurants being developed in significant markets, such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City. This growth is fueled by both existing franchise partners as well as new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise partners with notable portfolios. Earlier this year, the company signed an 18-unit agreement in Northern California, and a 10-unit deal in Las Vegas. The first restaurants in these states are slated to open by year’s end.

This past June was the largest month for franchise sales in the history of the Moe’s brand. Additionally, the company has exhibited positive same-store sales for 19 the last consecutive quarters.  “This is an exciting time to be a part of Moe’s; the high-level franchise partners we are attracting not only see Moe’s as a quality brand to add to their portfolios, but genuinely want to grow with the company,” said Paul Damico, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “The success we’ve experienced in the first half of 2014 gives us great momentum to build on for the rest of the year as we continue to expand and position ourselves as a national brand.”

Moe’s stands out for both its fresh, flavorful ingredients and irreverent brand culture. Moe’s “Food Mission” outlines the company’s commitment to serving the highest quality ingredients to every guest, every day, at every location.

 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. 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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