Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Winter Haven, Fla.

Winter Haven, Fla. – December 30, 2015 – Welcome to Moe’s!® Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant best known for creating craveable burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients, is opening their newest location in Winter Haven at 5545 Cypress Garden Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33884 on January 7 at 11 a.m.

The Winter Haven Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisees Anthony Friel and Ken Franklin, who have been with Moe’s for more than 13 years. Friel and Franklin also operate 20 additional Moe’s locations throughout central Florida and the Tampa area.

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

Moe’s in Winter Haven will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 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 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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Monroe, Ga.

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

Monroe, Ga. – December 30, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Monroe, GA when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1998 West Spring St at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. To celebrate the grand opening, the Monroe Moe’s will treat the first 100 customers in line to free burritos for a year. The free burritos for a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Monroe Moe’s.

“Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere is a great addition to Monroe,” said franchisee Shahid Panjwani. “We can’t wait to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

Panjwani has been a Moe’s franchise partner since 2008 and owns and operates two additional locations in Roswell and Alpharetta. Enthusiastic about the brand, Panjwani has plans to open additional locations in the greater Atlanta area in the coming years.

Ranked No. 1 Mexican food concept by consumers in Restaurant Business Magazine in 2015, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill serves fresh, made-to-order burritos and southwest fare in a fun and laid-back environment. 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. 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.

Moe’s in Monroe will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, guests may call (678) 635-8151 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 580 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.

 

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening First Location in Suffolk

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Coming July 18

 

SUFFOLK, Va. – July 10, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Suffolk when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 1217 N. Main St. on Thursday, July 18, across the street from Walmart. This is the very first Moe’s in Suffolk and the fifth from local franchise partners Todd Tillery and Chip Kimnach.

 

Tillery and Kimnach are longtime Virginians, born and raised in nearby Virginia Beach and alumni of Virginia Tech. They opened their first Moe’s restaurant together in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk in 2005 and have since developed two locations in Virginia Beach and another in Chesapeake.

 

“Moe’s has a growing presence across the Hampton Roads region and it’s time Suffolk residents got a chance to try the delicious food and experience the fun atmosphere of our restaurants,” said Tillery. “Suffolk 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. For more information, guests may call (757) 925-4405 or visit www.moes.com.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening First Location in Cheektowaga

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Bolstering Presence in Buffalo

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – June 10, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Cheektowaga when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 4944 Transit Road on Friday, June 14. The new restaurant is located near the intersection at Losson Road by Target Plaza.

The Cheektowaga location is locally owned and operated by franchise partner Kevin DiPirro and is his group’s fourth Moe’s in the Buffalo area – following Buffalo, Amherst, and the Angola Travel Plaza. DiPirro, a lifelong Buffalo native, has been with Moe’s since 2007, and Cheektowaga has long been a desired target market for the fun and family-friendly concept.

“Moe’s has a growing presence in Buffalo, and it’s time Cheektowaga residents got a chance to try the delicious food and experience the fun atmosphere of our restaurants,” said DiPirro. “It’ll be a great fit in the family-oriented and flourishing community of Cheektowaga.”

“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 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 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 Cheektowaga will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, guests may call (716) 668-8818 or visit www.moes.com.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens Milestone 500th Restaurant

Fast Casual Mexican Franchise Leader Celebrates Opening with Nationwide Free Burrito Deal 

ATLANTA – June 4, 2013 – Moe’s Southwest Grill®, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican space, is celebrating its 500th restaurant, with the newest Moe’s opening in New York City. Moe’s has reached the milestone in just over 10 years, averaging about one opening per week in that span.

To celebrate the 500th and to thank customers for their loyalty, all Moe’s restaurants nationwide will offer a free burrito with the purchase of a large drink from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7. Orders must be placed online or through Moe’s mobile app. Go to moes.com for the promo code and details on how to redeem.

“This really is an exciting time in our brand’s history, expanding across the country, entering new markets and opening our 500th location, with plans for at least another 50 this year,” said Moe’s Southwest Grill President Paul Damico. “We share this milestone and our successes with our dedicated franchise partners and their hardworking crew members, and of course with our loyal guests, who regularly enjoy their one-of-a-kind meals at Moe’s.”

The 500th restaurant at 367 3rd Ave. is Moe’s second Manhattan location, following the Midtown East opening in January; a third is slated to open later this summer. New York-based Group 51 was the first to sign a multi-unit deal in Manhattan, including these three locations, and has plans to quickly expand the thriving brand. The owners, both longtime New Yorkers, parlayed their experience in other business ventures into an agreement with Moe’s.

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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens in Grand Rapids

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens May 23

Grand Rapids, MI – May 20, 2013 – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard a lot more frequently throughout Grand Rapids when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 2739 E. Beltline Ave SE on May 23.

“Moe’s has a growing presence across the U.S., and we’re excited to bolster the presence in Grand Rapids so people get a chance to try the delicious food and experience the fun atmosphere of Moe’s,” said local owner Joyce Lunsford, Owner of Trigo Hospitality.

“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 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 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.

The restaurant is part of a 25-store deal signed by St. Joseph restaurateur Joyce Lunsford. In January 2012, Lunsford signed an agreement that will bring 25 new restaurants – and hundreds of jobs – to Michigan, Indiana and Ohio by 2020. She will operate the restaurants with business partner and local resident Greg Molter. As part of the development agreement, new Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants will also open throughout Michigan in Battle Creek, Holland, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw and Big Rapids.

Trigo Hospitality currently operates 32 Pizza Hut® locations in Southwest Michigan and five Sonic® Drive-In restaurants.

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 Grand Rapids will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, guests may call (616) 285-3333 or visit www.moes.com.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Georgia State University Grand Opening

Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on May 2nd

Atlanta, GA (5/2/13) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Georgia State University when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 171 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 2nd. 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 GSU’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 and salsa for only $5!

Moe’s in Georgia State University will be open from Monday through Sunday from 10am to 10pm. For more information guests may call 678-705-5930.