Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location at Oakland University

Local Burrito Joint to Open in Renovated Oakland Center

Rochester, Mich. – Aug. 26, 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 Oakland University’s Oakland Center at 2200 N. Squirrel Road on September 2 at 10 a.m. The Oakland Center added seven new dining options for students after major renovations this summer.

“Moe’s fresh, flavorful food offers students, faculty and staff meals that are individually created to fit their unique diets and lifestyles,” said Mark McCormic, Resident District Manager for Chartwells at Oakland Univeristy. “After our most recent renovation in 2002, it was time for a change and we are excited to bring Moe’s friendly, laid-back atmosphere to our student center.”

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 at Oakland University will be open during the fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, guests may call (248) 370-3490 or 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.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Rochester Grand Opening

 Popular fast-casual burrito joint opens on March 7

Rochester, NY (March 7, 2013) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout Rochester when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 130 East Avenue on Thursday, March 7. 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 Rochester’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 Wednesday special which includes any burrito, chips, salsa and a drink for only $6.99.

Moe’s in Rochester will be open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information guests may call 585-413-0629.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Awards Dance Your Queso Off Winner $10,000

– John Diep from Rochester, NY named the winner of Moe’s Southwest Grill’s online video contest –

ATLANTA, GA (August 5, 2011) Today Moe’s Southwest Grill announced John Diep from Rochester, NY is the winner of the Dance Your Queso Off online video contest and will be awarded with $10,000. The winning video, The Queso Chaser, was selected by Moe’s panel of judges who chose it based on originality, video quality, dance moves and the dance off ranking.

“Thousands of Moe’s fans viewed the video entries and gave us input on their favorites,” says Brett Campbell, director of marketing for Moe’s Southwest Grill. “With so many awesome submissions, it wasn’t easy to pick a winner, but we’re excited that a talented Moe’s loyalist like John Diep is taking home the grand prize.”

From May 23 until July 24, Moe’s fans could enter the Dance Your Queso Off contest by creating a dance video no longer than 30 seconds and uploading it to www.ilovequeso.com. The purpose was to allow those who adore Moe’s Queso to show off their happy dance for a chance to win.

During the promotional period, guests could visit www.ilovequeso.com to watch the video entries and pick their favorites. Videos faced-off against each other and fans voted for the best, funniest and/or most entertaining dance video.

“Many things inspired me to create my video,” says Diep. “I wanted to show how much I enjoy Moe’s and their Queso by expressing it through dance and just have fun with my submission.”

John Diep’s love for Moe’s famous Queso is a result of many faithful visits to the Moe’s located off of Jefferson Rd. in Rochester, NY.