Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Branson

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

Branson, MO – March 18, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Branson when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2212 Missouri 76 on Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of Branson is offering $3 burritos and swag bags filled with coupons, frisbees, koozies and more, while supplies last. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win one free burrito every week for a year.*

“I have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s throughout the state, and I believe Branson residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Jeff Offutt, who operates KPS Foods – Moe’s, LLC and owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in Missouri. “Over the last 19 years, we have established some great relationships with our other businesses in the Branson community and I look forward to offering Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food.”

Moe’s of Branson is also treating guests to a $5 entrée and drink special on Wednesday, March 25 between 6 and 10 p.m. One hundred percent of the fundraiser’s net sales from 6 to 10 p.m. will benefit Rock the Spectrum, a charity that supports families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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 of Branson will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 417-334-3880 or visit www.moes.com.

* Each eligible 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 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 Columbia

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering First 100 Guests Free Burritos for One Year

Columbia, Mo. – (October 17, 2014) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Columbia when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens on Thursday, October 23 at 308 South 9th Street. To celebrate opening day, Moe’s will treat the first 100 guests to Free Burritos for a Year as well as $3 burritos all day for all customers.

The Columbia location is owned by franchise partner Jeff Offutt, who brings a wealth of experience as a franchisee and restaurateur as the owner of Subway, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Baskin Robbins locations. The restaurant is Offutt’s second with Moe’s; part of a deal signed by him to develop 30 locations throughout Missouri over the next several years. He is expected to open a third location in Branson, Missouri in early 2015.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Columbia will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Offutt. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

“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.

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 Columbia will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 573-442-6191 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 Opening First Springfield Location in Battlefield Mall

Springfield, MO – March 26, 2014– “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard in Springfield when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2825 S. Glenstone Avenue, in the Battlefield Mall on Thursday, March 27 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s is offering free burritos for a year to the first 100 customers in line on opening day.

The new restaurant, which marks the fourth Moe’s in the state, is owned by Jeff Offutt, a long-time Missouri restaurant franchisee. As part of its grand opening events, the Moe’s in Battlefield Mall will also offer a $10 all-you-can-eat day March 26 for Ozarks Food Harvest. The restaurant is hoping to raise at least $5,000 for the local charity.

“I am most excited to bring a dining option to this area that truly caters to families. Our menu appeals to both kids and adults, is customizable, and the price is affordable,” said Offutt. “Our team is eager to welcome families into the engaging and fun atmosphere of Moe’s Southwest Grill.”

“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 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.

Offutt owns 50 other restaurants, including Subway and Five Guys, and employs more than 550 people throughout the state of Missouri. The new Moe’s restaurant created additional 35-40 local jobs. A second Moe’s location will open in Branson, MO over the summer, making it the fifth in the state of Missouri, and part of Offutt’s development deal to bring 30 new Moe’s restaurants to several cities across the state of Missouri over the next ten years.

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 Springfield will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, guests may call 417-881-0022 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 500 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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