Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Cortland

Leading Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free T-Shirts to First 100 Guests!

 Cortland, NY – October 13, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Cortland when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 872 Route 13 on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Cortland Moe’s is giving away free t-shirts to the first 100 guests in line beginning at 11 a.m. on grand opening day. In addition, the new Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local booster clubs.

The Cortland Moe’s is owned and operated by franchise group Hot Pepper Properties LLC who have been with Moe’s since 2012 and operate two additional locations in Auburn and Watertown.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Cortland will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Hot Pepper Properties LLC franchisee Roger Wagner. “We’re eager 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 say, “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 guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

And whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s catering has you covered. Moe’s offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-sensitive, lower calorie). Check out www.moes.com/catering for more information.

Moe’s in Cortland will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (607) 344-3058 or visit www.moes.com.

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 InstagramTwitterVine and Facebook.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Centereach

Local Burrito Joint Celebrating Grand Opening with Fundraiser for Middle Country School District; First 50 Customers In Line on Thursday, December 17 will Receive FREE burritos for a year!

Centereach, NY. – Dec. 14, 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 Centereach, NY., at 243 Centereach Mall on December 17 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, the Centereach Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser for Middle Country School District where 50 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the local school district. In addition, Moe’s will be giving the first 50 people in line free burritos for a year on grand opening day. The free burritos prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Centereach Moe’s.

The Centereach Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Bill Meneney who has been with Moe’s for more than five years. Bill also operates an additional Moe’s locations in Smithtown.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Bellmore will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Meneney. “We’re eager 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 guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

Moe’s in Centereach will be open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, guests may call (631) 676-6632 or visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, TwitterVine 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 in Oneonta, New York

Events for local colleges, businesses, and schools to usher in the new age of flavor in Oneonta

Oneonta, N.Y. – February 17, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Oneonta, N.Y. when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 27 at 5001 Route 23, the former site of the Neptune Diner in the Neptune Plaza. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, Moe’s Southwest Grill will host three community pre-opening events on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26.

On Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s will host an All You Can Eat fundraising dinner. 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 Oneonta Moe’s has selected the Oneonta Middle School as the recipient of 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to the colleges and Oneonta High School.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oneonta Moe’s Southwest Grill will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. The first 50 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year* and the first 600 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.

“We love giving back to the community in a big way with our pre-opening events.  The culture of Moe’s Southwest Grill is focused on the community and we want to make sure we are actively involved in the lives of its residents to show that we really care about them.  It is really great to see the fun and excitement we can bring to the colleges, high schools, and the community as a whole when we open our restaurants. This is what really drives us and we look forward to bringing excitement and a one-of-a-kind dining option to Oneonta,” commented Larry Wilson, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee.

The Oneonta Moe’s will host another pre-opening fundraiser for Oneonta High School from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event will, once again, feature All You Can Eat Moe’s for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the school.

Larry Wilson owns several Moe’s restaurants throughout New York and Pennsylvania and was named Moe’s Top Franchisee worldwide last year for his aggressive expansion and successful operation and growth of his stores. His successful business career in and out of Moe’s 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.

* 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 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 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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Patchogue

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Fundraiser for Patchogue High School on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Patchogue, N.Y. – February 17, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Patchogue, NY, when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at the Gateway 1 Shopping Center located at 499-56 Sunrise Highway at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb, 26. To celebrate the new restaurant opening, the new Moe’s location will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. in support of Patchogue High School with 50 percent of all net sales benefitting the local high school. The Patchogue Moe’s will also be giving away free t-shirts to the first 50 customers in line.

Throughout Moe’s 10 years on Long Island, they have helped countless organizations and local schools with fundraising events all across Long Island.

“We carefully chose this location in Patchogue for its accessibility and we felt bringing the fresh, made-to-order food we serve at Moe’s was another great step in our journey here on Long Island,” said Franchisee Mike Walsh. “From Greenvale to Riverhead, Moe’s loves Long Island and we will continue to grow throughout the years!”

Walsh owns additional Moe’s restaurants in the New York area. Another location will be opening in Bellmore in the early summer of 2015.

“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 kids’, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly options. 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® machine.

Moe’s in Patchogue will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kids Eat Free every Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to close. For more information, guests may call (631) 569-5500 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 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® 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 Mohegan Lake

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand, Franchisee’s 100-year-old Grandma Offers Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year

Mohegan Lake, NY – January 8, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Mohegan Lake when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 3089 East Main Street on Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m. The Cortlandt Town Center location is not only celebrating its grand opening, but also the 100th birthday of Gussie Kavanagh, Franchise Partner Jonathan Trager’s grandmother. Gussie is giving the first 50 guests in line a free burrito each week for a year and for the 12th time, she will be cutting the ribbon to commemorate the grand opening of the new restaurant.

“Residents of New York have come to love the fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere we offer at Moe’s and we’re excited for the opportunity to grow with the Mohegan Lake community,” said Franchise Partner Jonathan Trager. This is Trager’s 12th Moe’s location in the state of New York with plans to open more in the coming years.

“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.

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 Mohegan Lake will be open on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (845) 603-6888 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 New Location in College Town

Popular Fast-Casual Burrito Joint Opens Near the University of Rochester

College Town, N.Y. – December 17, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout University of Rochester when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 1377 Mount Hope Avenue on Thursday, December 18 at 11 a.m.

“Residents in the greater Rochester area have come to love Moe’s and I believe expanding our presence into College Town is the perfect fit for our fresh, made-to-order southwestern fare and fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” said Franchise Partner Brad Degrazia. “We are excited to open another location and anticipate a warm welcome in the community, just as we plan to give everyone who walks through our doors an enthusiastic welcome.”

Moe’s College Town is owned and operated by veteran Moe’s Franchisee, Brad Degrazia. This will be his seventh restaurant in the greater Rochester area.

“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 kid’s meals, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options.

Moe’s also offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that satisfy any appetite (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.

The College Town Moe’s will be open from Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check out moes.com more information or call (585) 363-5920.

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 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 New Location in Melville

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand to Host Fundraiser for Farmingdale High School

Melville, N.Y. – Dec. 16, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Melville, NY when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 610 Broad Hollow Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. To celebrate the new restaurant opening, Moe’s will host a fundraiser on Dec. 22 in support of Farmingdale High School, with 50 percent of all sales benefitting the local educational center.

“Long Island residents have come to love Moe’s and I believe the Melville community will also enjoy our fresh, made-to-order food and engaging family-friendly atmosphere,” said franchise partner Mike Walsh, who owns six additional Moe’s restaurants in the New York area. “Farmingdale High School is an organization we’re proud to partner with and one that will greatly benefit from our grand opening event and the community’s support.”

“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 kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly 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.

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 Melville will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to close. For more information, guests may call (631) 396-0822 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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