Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Citrus Heights

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Giving Away Free Burritos for a Year to First 100 Guests!

Citrus Heights, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Citrus Heights, California when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens on the corner of Sunrise Blvd and Madison Avenue at 5406 Sunrise Boulevard on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Citrus Heights Moe’s is hosting a fundraiser for Bella Vista High School Athletic Department on Wednesday, October 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. where guests can purchase an entrée, side and drink for $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the local high school. The new location will also offer $5 burritos all day on opening day.

A week after the grand opening, the Citrus Heights Moe’s is offering free burritos to the first 100 guests in line on Friday, October 28. The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week at the Citrus Heights Moe’s

The Citrus Heights Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Nick Krowel. This is his first Moe’s location with plans to open more throughout greater Sacramento in the coming years.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Citrus Heights will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Krowel. “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 for more information.

Moe’s in Citrus Heights will be open every day Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, guests may call 916-536-9761 or visit

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 to find a store near you, and then connect with us on InstagramTwitterVine and Facebook.


Moe’s Southwest Grill Expands Brand to California with Multi-Unit Franchise Development Deal

ATLANTA – January 14, 2014 Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare, has signed a deal to bring 18 new restaurants to Sacramento and Santa Cruz over the next seven years. This is Moe’s first push into California and is a crucial part of the Atlanta-based brand’s westward expansion plans.

HKM II, LLC of Roseville, Calif., headed by David Mitchell, Matt Karadanis and Rob Whittey, is the award-winning franchise group behind the California expansion. They also own 42 quick-serve burger restaurants throughout Northern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona.

The first Moe’s location is slated to open in the Sacramento area by spring of 2014. Possible sites are currently being negotiated. Overall, 14 locations are planned for the greater Sacramento region and four around Santa Cruz and the central coast. The new restaurants will help boost local economies by adding approximately 25 new jobs per location – an estimated 450 jobs total across the state upon completion.

“We have been looking to diversify and expand our restaurant portfolio, and right now fast-casual Mexican is a hot segment,” said Mitchell. “Moe’s is making all the right moves and it became readily apparent that this is a formidable brand to grow with at this time. We want to corner the Sacramento market and go from there, and we know Moe’s will do well in California.”

HKM II is owned by the Karadanis family, which has a diversified portfolio including apartments, mini-storage facilities and shopping centers. Whittey has been employed by the Karadanis family as Chief Financial Officer for more than 25 years, and Mitchell joined the group in 2000, eventually being appointed to Chief Operating Officer in 2005 in charge of directing company growth.

“I trust HKM will be a reliable, hard-working franchise partner and we’re excited that they’ll be introducing Moe’s to an area of the country that is completely new for our brand,” said Moe’s President Paul Damico. “Expanding West is a focal point for us in the upcoming year.”

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 more than 20 fresh ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options.

Moe’s was recently ranked the No. 1 Mexican food concept by leading research group Technomic in 2013. This deal is part of Moe’s strategic growth plan to increase its existing presence to a total of 800 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.

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