Gainesville-Area Woman Wins Moe’s Southwest Grill® Facebook Contest, Original Salsa Recipe to Debut Nationwide

“Three Bears Salsa” Coming to Fast-Casual Burrito Franchise Oct. 3

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2013 – Cheryl Gallowitz, a veterinary technician from Newberry, Fla., will have her original salsa recipe debut in Moe’s Southwest Grill® restaurants nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 3. Gallowitz entered her creation, dubbed “Three Bears Salsa,” in Moe’s “Raise the Salsa Bar” Facebook contest during the summer of 2012 and won the grand prize of $1,000. One year later, the southwest-style burrito franchise is now ready to unleash the new salsa to customers across the U.S. for a period of six months.

 

Gallowitz moved to Gainesville from New York four years ago and invented the winning salsa recipe in memory of her favorite cantina back home. She then began serving it at social gatherings to much acclaim and decided to enter the Moe’s contest on a whim when she saw an advertisement in June of 2012.

 

The “Three Bears Salsa” consists of diced tomato, onion, red pepper, green pepper, tomatillo, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, red wine vinegar, sea salt and lime juice. Described by Gallowitz, it’s “not too hot, not too mild, but just right” – an homage to the taste and the fairy tale.

 

“It was a really fun experience to be a part of and I’m excited to see how my salsa turns out in the restaurants,” said Gallowitz. “I’m thankful to Moe’s for even giving me this opportunity in the first place.”

 

Gallowitz, who works at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital, says her favorite location is on her way home from work – the Moe’s at 3832 W. Newberry Road near University Avenue. She began going there for the “Moe Monday” $5 burrito promotion. Other Gainesville Moe’s locations can be found on the University of Florida campus at Rec Center Dining and at 3443 SW Archer Road and 7770 W. Newberry Road.

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food. 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.

 

“We know the new ‘Three Bears Salsa’ is going to be a hit with our loyal customers,” said Paul Macaluso, Chief Marketing Officer of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “We love interacting with our fans online through social media channels, and this contest gave us the opportunity to help bring someone’s passion to life and translate it into success inside the restaurants.”

 

To learn more about Moe’s and see which location is near you, 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 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 Offers “Kids Eat Free” For Grand Opening Oct. 15

Dublin, OH – October 1, 2013– Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant featuring fresh southwest fare, continues their Columbus area growth with a third location opening Sept. 26. The Dublin location will celebrate their grand opening on Oct. 15 all-day.

To celebrate the grand opening at 7000 Hospital Drive, kids will enjoy a free kid’s meal all day on Oct. 15 with any adult entrée purchase. As always, every meal at Moe’s is served with free chips and salsa.

“We are pleased to continue to develop the Moe’s Southwest Grill footprint in the Columbus area and offer guests yet another location to visit,” said franchisee, Bryan Connelly. “Moe’s offers fresh, made-to-order meals in a fun and family-friendly environment that our guests really enjoy.”

 

WSNY-FM, 94.7 FM, ‘Sunny 95’ will broadcast from the Grand Opening Oct. 15. Guests who spin the Moe’s Prize Wheel will have the chance to win coupons, prizes from Moe’s and can qualify to win free burritos for a year.

 

The Dublin location marks the continued expansion of the Atlanta-based brand in Ohio and keeps the Bullard Restaurant Group on track to open 14 locations in the Columbus area over the next five years. The first Moe’s in the area, located at 1305 West Lane Avenue, opened in March 2013, followed by North High Street near The Ohio State University.

 

Guests can also enjoy the new touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain. Coca-Cola Freestyle® offers more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage options-including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, 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.

 

Like the West Lane Avenue and North High Street locations, Dublin offers Moe Monday, every Monday — $6 for a burrito, chips, salsa and a regular drink.

 

For more information and promotions: Facebook.com/MoesColumbus or  @MoesColumbus.
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.

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening First Location on Eastern Long Island

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. – Sept. 24, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Hampton Bays when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 250 West Montauk Hwy. on Thursday, Sept. 26, near Wild By Nature. This is the very first Moe’s on eastern Long Island and the second from local franchise partners Guy and Liz Constantopoulos. A raffle will be conducted for free gift cards on opening day and guests will be treated to free giveaways during the entire first weekend of operation.

 

The business partners, married 30 years, are native Long Islanders who were born and raised in Hampton Bays. Guy has been in the franchise industry for 37 years, and Liz joined him soon thereafter. They opened their first Moe’s restaurant together in Rocky Point in June 2012, and they also own three 7-Eleven convenience stores in the area. The new 2,700 square foot Moe’s restaurant, which also features four flat-screen TVs, will seat 60 guests and employ 12-15 local residents.

 

“Moe’s has a growing presence across Long Island and it’s time Hampton Bays residents got a chance to try the delicious food and experience the fun atmosphere of our restaurants,” said Liz Constantopoulos. “Hampton Bays is an in-demand market for which we both have a great deal of affinity.”

 

“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-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 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 No. 1 in the Fast Casual Mexican Category by Entrepreneur in 2011, 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 Hampton Bays will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, guests may call 631-594-5413 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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Moe’s Southwest Grill Offers $2 Burritos For Grand Opening- Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH – August 26, 2013- Moe’s Southwest Grill has added a second location
in the Columbus, OH area. The new locations, located at 2040 North High Street, will
celebrate its Grand Opening Sept. 12.
This new Moe’s location, just steps from The Ohio State University campus, is the
second to open in the Columbus area. The first store, located at 1305 Lane Avenue,
opened in March 2013. A third location will open in the Dublin area soon. To celebrate
the grand opening of the High Street location, guests will enjoy tasty $2 burritos all-day
on Sept. 12– normal upcharges apply and limit one per customer. As always, every meal
is served with free chips and salsa.
“We are pleased to continue the growth of Moe’s Southwest Grill in the Columbus area
with this new location,” said franchisee, Bryan Connelly. “Moe’s offers fresh, delicious
meal options in a fun and friendly environment that everyone can enjoy.”
WWCD 102.5 FM will broadcast from the Grand Opening Sept. 12. Guests will be able
to spin the Moe’s Prize Wheel for a chance to win coupons, prizes from Moe’s and
qualify to win free burritos for a year.
Guests can also enjoy the new touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda
fountain. Coca-Cola Freestyle® offers more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage
options-including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, 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.
Like the Lane Avenue location, this store will offer a Moe Monday special of any burrito
with chips, salsa and regular drink for $6. On Tuesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with
the purchase of any adult meal.
For more information and promotions, visit the Columbus Moe’s Facebook page at
Facebook.com/MoesColumbus or follow Moe’s Columbus on Twitter on
@MoesColumbus.
About Moe’s Southwest Grill
Welcome to Moe’s! Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fastcasual
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 http://www.moes.com.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill Groton, CT, Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on April 18, Donates 15% Sales to Navy Marine Corp Relief Society 

Groton, CT (April 18, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Groton when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at Groton Square Shopping Plaza 220 Route 12 on Thursday, April 18. Fifteen percent of sales from that day will be donated to Navy Marine Corp Relief Society, a private non-profit organization just down the street from Moe’s that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States. This will be franchise partners Matt Rusconi and David Vorchheimer’s sixth Moe’s in Connecticut.

“We hope to experience the same warm reception at Groton that we received at our Waterford location,” said Rusconi. “Giving back to the community, who we truly enjoy partnering with, is simply part of our operations model.”

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 Groton’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 Monday special which includes any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for only $6.99. On Tuesday night starting at 4 p.m., they offer free Kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal, and they also offer catering.

Moe’s in Groton will be open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information guests may call 860-405-9661.

Moe’s Celebrates 12 Years with $2 Burritos on April 25

Charlotte, N.C. – April 9, 2013 –  On April 25 Moe’s Southwest Grill located in Dilworth on East Blvd will celebrate their 12 year anniversary and thank the community with $2 burritos all day. The Chamber of Commerce will kick off the day with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.

Channel 96.1 radio personality Yankee Pete will be on site from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can also spin the Moe’s prize wheel for a chance to win Moe’s coupons, prizes and a chance to win free burritos for a year.

“The East Blvd. location was the first Moe’s Southwest Grill in Charlotte and the the fifth nationwide. We have been proud maintain the high level of quality and fun environment our guests’ have come to expect from Moe’s,” said franchisee, Andy Rooney. “We owe the community for supporting us and want to say thank you with $2 burritos for everyone on April 25.”

The store has also undergone renovations to maximize their famous Moe’s service while up-fitting the dining room and parking lot.

Guests can experience the new touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® soda fountain- complete with separate ice and water dispensers. Coca-Cola Freestyle® enables consumers to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie beverage brands- including more than 60 diet, low-calorie and caffeine-free beverages, 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.

For more information and promotions, visit the Charlotte area Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte.

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL OFFERS $5 BURRITOS IN CELEBRATION OF #CINCODEMOES

Get a Collector’s Bobblehead Cup or Try one of Moe’s Two New Seasonal Salsas!

ATLANTA (April 8, 2013) — Moe’s Southwest Grill, the restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare, is offering customers its signature Homewrecker burrito, chips and salsa for just $5 on Cinco de Moe’s, all day Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The Homewrecker is served with the customer’s choice of protein, including all-natural grass-fed steak, all-natural chicken breast, grain-fed pulled pork ground beef or organic tofu, sour cream and handmade guacamole from 100% Hass avocados and your choice of the more than 20 fresh, free ingredients.

“Cinco de Moe’s is always a fun day to celebrate our awesome food with our biggest fans,” said Paul Macaluso, Chief Marketing Officer of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “Customers can take advantage of our $5 burritos, order catering for their own Cinco party, or create a real-life version of a bobblehead with our Cinco de Moe’s collector’s cups.”

While supplies last, Moe’s is offering premium 32-oz. bobblehead collector’s cups that encourage customers to take pictures with their faces on top of the cups and post to their favorite social sites, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, tagging it with #cincodemoes.

Also making its debut in Moe’s at the salsa bar is two new seasonal salsas. The Smoky Triple Chili Salsa has fresh tomatoes blended with Serrano chilis with a black pepper bite and the Southwest Tapenade Salsa is Moe’s take on a traditional tapenade with fresh tomatoes, olives, onions and jalapenos.