Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in East York

Veteran Moe’s Franchisee Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to New City in Pennsylvania

 EAST YORK, PENNSYLVANIA – March 24, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of East York, Pennsylvania when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its newest location in East York at 3013 East Market Street on Friday, April 1. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the East York Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on March 30 and 31.

On Wednesday, March 30, the East York Moe’s is opening their doors early for an All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraising dinner for Central York High School from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the East York Moe’s has selected the Central York High School as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, March 31, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the East York community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East York Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all East York residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area universities and colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch, which includes one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the East York Moe’s. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the East York Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Central York School District elementary and middle schools.

“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 East York,” said East York Moe’s franchisee Larry Wilson.

Keli Cooper and Larry Wilson are co-owners of the new East York Moe’s and own a number of additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants together. Larry Wilson is a franchise owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. In 2015, Wilson received the Moe’s Growth Award and was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide in 2014 for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in Binghamton, New York’s Press & Sun Bulletin, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

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 650 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., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 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 Williamsport

Veteran Moe’s Franchisee Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to New Region of Central Pennsylvania

 WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. – February 25, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Williamsport when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its new location in Williamsport at 1820 East 3rd Street on Friday, March 4. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Williamsport Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on March 2 and 3.

On Wednesday, March 2, the Williamsport Moe’s is opening their doors early for an All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraising dinner for Williamsport Area High School from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Williamsport Moe’s has selected the Williamsport Area High School as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, March 3, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Williamsport community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Williamsport Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all Williamsport residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area universities and colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch, which includes one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Williamsport Moe’s. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Williamsport Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Williamsport Elementary and Middle Schools.

“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 Williamsport,” said Williamsport Moe’s franchisee Larry Wilson.

Larry Wilson is a franchise owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in Binghamton, New York’s Press & Sun Bulletin, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

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 Opening New Location in Cuyahoga Falls

Veteran Moe’s Duo Brings Second Location of Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Northeast Ohio

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO – January 4, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its new location in Cuyahoga Falls at 753 Howe Road, Unit C on Friday, January 15. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on January 13 and 14.

On Wednesday, January 13, the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s is opening their doors early for an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner for Cuyahoga Falls High School from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s has selected the Cuyahoga Falls High School as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, January 14, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Cuyahoga Falls community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all Cuyahoga residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area universities and colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch, which includes one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Cuyahoga Falls Elementary and Middle Schools, with the proceeds benefitting more than 3,700 students across the nine schools in the district.

The powerhouse ownership team of Tony Mazzeo and Larry Wilson is taking Northeast Ohio by storm with the opening of its second Moe’s Southwest Grill location in Cuyahoga Falls. Both have a passion for the Moe’s brand and have demonstrated success within the restaurant group.  Mazzeo worked as a Field Business Consultant with Moe’s Corporate for five years and recently left to partner with Wilson, who has been a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven 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 Cuyahoga Falls,” said Mazzeo.

Larry Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in Binghamton, New York’s Press & Sun Bulletin, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

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 Opening New Location in Selinsgrove

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Focused on the Community for Pre-Opening Events

Selinsgrove, Pa. – September 24, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at 174 Nina Drive. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on September 30 and October 1.

On Wednesday, September 30, the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a free lunch** for friends and family between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner and pep rally for the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the local Moe’s has selected the Selinsgrove Area High School Athletic Department as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, October 1, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Selinsgrove community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all area residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch** and a free Moe’s spirit t-shirt. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Selinsgrove Moe’s.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Selinsgrove Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting all the Selinsgrove Area School District Elementary and Middle Schools.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our grand opening by getting to know our Selinsgrove neighbors and giving back to our schools,” said owner Larry Wilson, a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years.

Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. He was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

** The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

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 Instagram, 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 Opening New Location in Rocky River

Veteran Moe’s Duo Brings Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to West Side of Cleveland

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – August 7, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Rocky River, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 21805 Center Ridge Road Friday, August 28. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Rocky River Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on August 26 and 27.

On Wednesday, August 26, the Rocky River Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner and pep rally for the Rocky River High School football team from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Rocky River Moe’s has selected the Rocky River Athletic Department as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the fundraiser. The football season opens the next day, and the community is invited to the pep rally to show its school spirit and cheer on the team.

“We are looking forward to an exciting evening that will be fun for our students and will help to raise funds for our athletic programs through the generosity of the Rocky River Moe’s,” said Mark Wagner, Rocky River Director of Athletics and Activities.

On Thursday, August 27, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Rocky River community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rocky River Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all Rock River residents, as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Rocky River Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the Valley Riding / Rocky River Stables, a non-profit group that provides therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities and educational tours for all ages.

The powerhouse ownership team of Larry Wilson and Tony Mazzeo is taking Northeast Ohio by storm with the opening of the Rocky River Moe’s. Mazzeo worked as a Field Business Consultant with Moe’s Corporate for five years and recently left to partner with Wilson, who has been a Moe’s franchisee for the past seven years. Both have a strong passion for the Moe’s brand.

“We are excited to bring fresh, flavorful food and community commitment to Rocky River,” said Mazzeo.

Larry Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s was highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

* 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.

** The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

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 Instagram, 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 Opening New Location in Lititz, Pennsylvania

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Grand Opening Events for Local Colleges and Schools

Lititz, Pa. – July 9, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Lititz, Pa. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17 at 1054 Lititz Pike in the Shoppes at Kissel Village. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Lititz Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on July 15 and 16.

On Wednesday, July 15, the Lititz Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Lititz Moe’s has selected the Manheim Township School District as the recipient of one hundred percent of the net sales from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, July 16, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the Lititz community as a whole. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Lititz Moe’s will host a special College and Community V.I.P. Party for all residents within the region as well as all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges, including all local college students home for the summer. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch**. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 5 to 8 p.m., Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser event to support the Warwick Education Foundation with 100 percent of the net sales benefitting the local organization. The public is invited to join the Lititz Moe’s in supporting the schools in the area by attending the pre-opening fundraisers.

“We can’t wait to introduce the Lititz community to Moe’s while giving back to the local schools at the same time,” said Keli Cooper, who is a partner in the Lititz Moe’s along with Larry Wilson.

Larry Wilson is an owner of Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his restaurants. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s has recently been highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* 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.

** The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

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® 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 State College, Pennsylvania

 Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Grand Opening Events for Local Colleges and Schools

State College, Pa. – May 21, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of State College, Pa. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29 at 211 Patriot Lane. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the State College Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on May 27 and 28.

On Wednesday, May 27, the State College Moe’s will host a free lunch* for the community between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. On the same day, State College Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner 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. Moe’s has selected State College High School as the recipient of 100 percent of the net sales from the All You Can Eat fundraiser on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, May 28, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to colleges. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the State College Moe’s will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, alumni, faculty and staff of all area colleges and community colleges as well as all local college students home for the summer. The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year** and all guests will receive a free Moe’s lunch*. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.

Later that evening from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Moe’s will host two separate $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser events to support State College’s two middle schools. One hundred percent of net sales earned between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. will go to Mount Nittany Middle School and 100 percent of net sales earned between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. will go to Park Forest Middle School.  The public is invited to join Moe’s in supporting the schools by attending the pre-opening fundraisers.

“We can’t think of a better way to introduce the community to Moe’s than by inviting everyone out to help us raise money for the local schools,” said Keli Cooper, who is a partner in the State College Moe’s along with Larry Wilson.

Larry Wilson owns several Moe’s restaurants throughout Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. Wilson was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and the successful operation and growth of his stores. His successful business career has most recently been highlighted in a feature story in the Press & Sun, which can be seen at: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2014/10/09/larry-wilson-lives-deal/16913357/.

Moe’s has attracted national attention, with Bloomberg TV focusing on the company’s growth and expansion. To see the Bloomberg interview on what makes Moe’s better than the competition and on the company’s remarkable success, please go to: http://bloom.bg/1tgt0l2.  Moe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Macaluso, was also featured in a CMO Perspectives article in Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/cmo-perspectives/cmo-perspectives-paul-macaluso-moe-s-southwest-grill.

* The free Moe’s lunch will include one free entrée and drink per customer, while supplies last.

** 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® 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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