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 Second Location in Mentor, Ohio

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Hosting Two Pre-Opening Special Events

Mentor, Ohio – November 2, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard even more often on the streets of Mentor, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 12 at 7599 Mentor Ave. To celebrate the grand opening, the Mentor Moe’s will be holding a VIP lunch and hosting a competitive fundraiser for two local schools.

On Wednesday, November 11, Moe’s of Mentor will host a special fundraising dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adults can enjoy a fresh, flavorful Moe’s entrée, any side and a drink for $10, and children can get a kids’ meal for $4. As part of its commitment to helping the community, the Mentor Moe’s has selected two Mentor public schools as the recipient of 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser; Ridge Middle School and Brentmoor Elementary School will each collect funds at Moe’s that evening and keep all monies raised for their respective school. As an extra incentive, the school with the best turnout will also receive a free catered meal for up to 25 faculty members.

On Thursday, November 12, the new Mentor Moe’s will officially open its doors, and the first 50 customers will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year, and the first 100 will receive a free Moe’s spirit T-shirt. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Mentor Moe’s. Guests can also take advantage of a $3 burrito special all day and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win additional giveaways. The other Mentor Moe’s location at 9710 Mentor Avenue will also offer $3 burritos all day on November 12.

“We are excited that our first opportunity to welcome our neighbors to Moe’s is also a chance to help our local schools,” said owner Ryan O’Hare. “We are deeply committed to doing our part by giving back to the community and we look forward to another exciting grand opening celebration.”

For more information, guests may visit www.moes.com. Don’t forget to connect with Moe’s on Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Facebook, by tagging your posts and pics with #welcometomoes.

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 625 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 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 West Chester

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

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – July 30, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of West Chester, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 7687 Doc Drive on Thursday, August 6.

To celebrate the grand opening, Moe’s of West Chester is offering guests $6 burritos and a fountain beverage all day. Additionally, the first 100 guests through the door on opening day will win free burritos for one year*.

“Moe’s has a loyal following across the country, and I believe West Chester residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Austin Ratcliff. “I look forward to opening our doors to the local community and offering guests Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food in our welcoming atmosphere.”

This is the first Moe’s location owned by Ratcliff, though he has nearly a decade of experience working with the Moe’s brand. He will open the West Chester Moe’s alongside his business partners Bill Aspden, Scott Hallihan and Kenji Tamashiro.

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 West Chester will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, guests may call (513) 755-1084, or visit www.moes.com.

* 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® 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 Mentor, Ohio

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offers an “All You Can Eat” VIP Fundraising Dinner to benefit Mentor High School  Nov. 19 and Free Moe’s For A Year to the First 50 Customers On Nov. 20

Mentor, Ohio – November 11, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Mentor, Ohio when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 9710 Mentor Avenue in Mentor on Thursday November 20th.  Unlike other restaurants that may come into a community, Moe’s in Mentor is ushering in a new age of flavor in a big way for community residents.

On November 19, Moe’s will host a pre-opening all you can eat fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests can create their one of a kind meals for only $10. As part of its commitment to helping the community, Moe’s is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Mentor High School Athletics.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold by the local high school prior to the event and at the door until they are sold out. Guests can also enter to win instant prizes like game tickets and Moe’s food items with a $1 donation to Mentor High School Athletics.

“To have a group like Moe’s Southwest Grill generously provide a charity fundraiser for us before they even open their doors and make a dime really means a lot to our school and our kids,” said Jeff Cassella, athletic director of Mentor High School. “Moe’s exemplifies our mission and we look forward to embracing them as a valued member of our community.”

On the day of the grand opening, Moe’s will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m. and will also treat the first 50 guests in line to FREE burritos for a year.  Recent openings featuring free burritos for a year have found excited patrons camping out overnight for their chance at the promotional offer.

The new Moe’s in Mentor is owned and operated by Paul Giggi, Tom O’Hare and Ryan O’Hare, an area resident. This will be the group’s first Moe’s in the area, however they have plans to build and open several more Moe’s in the region over the next couple of 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 kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options.

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 Mentor will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call (440) 579-5115 or visit www.moes.com.  For additional information about the fundraiser tickets, please contact the Mentor Athletic Department at (440) 974-5304.

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 Chillicothe

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on Oct. 13 in Pilot Travel Center

Chillicothe, OH – October 9, 2014 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Chillicothe, OH when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at the Pilot Travel Center located at 1111 East Main Street on Monday, October 13.

“Moe’s is a great addition to the Pilot Travel Center as it gives guests traveling through Chillicothe a fresh, customizable dining option in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” said Pilot Travel Center franchise partner Jeff Lisivick.

“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 Chillicothe will be open Monday through Sunday from, 24 hours. For more information, guests may call (740) 772-2309 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 PurePourTechnology™ 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 http://www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Cleveland Clinic Grand Opening

– Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on August 2 –

Cleveland, Ohio (August 2, 2012) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout the Cleveland Clinic when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 9500 Euclid Ave on Thursday, August 2. 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 Clevaland’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.

Moe’s in the Cleveland Clinic will be open from Monday through Sunday from 11am to 10pm. For more information guests may call 216-444-9691.