Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Alexandria

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 4, 2015 – “Welcome to Moe’s!®” will soon be heard on the streets of Alexandria when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens at 7869 Heneska Loop in the Hilltop Village Center on Thursday, June 11.

To celebrate the grand opening, the new Moe’s invites guests to ‘Pay What You Want’ for their meal on June 11, with 100 percent of the day’s net sales benefitting Hayfield Secondary School and Edison High School. Additionally, the first 50 guests through the door will win free burritos for one year*. The new location will be joining the existing Moe’s in Alexandria located at 7698 Richmond Highway 40, in the Mount Vernon Plaza Shopping Center.

“We have seen a strong following develop around Moe’s in the area, and believe Alexandria residents will be no exception,” said franchisee Brad Chasteen, who owns additional Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the area with partners Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca. “I look forward to opening our doors to the Alexandria community and offering guests our fresh, made-to-order food.”

On Sunday, June 14, Moe’s of Alexandria will donate 40 percent of the day’s net sales to Lee High School. The restaurant will also help kick-off summer vacation on Friday, June 19, by offering one free burrito to students of all levels who present a valid student ID from any area school.

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 of Alexandria will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 703-348-9681 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 Offers Pay What You Want Day at Fort Mill Grand Opening

Popular Burrito Restaurant Hosts Pay What You Want Day to benefit Thompson programs in York County

Fort Mill, S.C – August 6, 2014  Moe’s Southwest Grill will celebrate the grand opening of the new Fort Mill, S.C. location August 20, with a Pay What You Want Day benefiting Thompson programs in York County. The event will take place from 12-7 p.m. and will observe a $2 minimum and one meal per person. The Fort Mill location is conveniently located off exit 85 on I-77 at 1751 Pleasant Road. 

Moe’s is partnering with local nonprofit Thompson for their 2nd Pay What You Want Day this year – the first was at the opening of the Carmel Village location. Thompson is a Charlotte-based, nationally accredited nonprofit organization that seeks to change the lives of at-risk children and families through therapy, education and care.

“Moe’s is grateful for the opportunity to expand into the surrounding Charlotte area and partner with a wonderful organization in York County for the grand opening event,” said Steve Taylor, Moe’s franchisee. “We’re eager to greet members of the Fort Mill community with a big ‘Welcome to Moe’s!’“

Customers can stop by the grand opening event to meet radio personality Lindsay of Channel 96.1’s Ace & TJ Show from 12-2 p.m. as well as win prizes and games. Moe’s will be giving away free burritos for a year to one lucky winner. 

This store will offer a Moe Monday special of any burrito with chips, salsa and regular drink for $6. Tuesdays kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée. Moe’s also offers customizable catering options including fajita and taco bars. For more catering information call 704.266.8222 or email moescateringcharlotte@gmail.com.

For more Moe’s Charlotte information and promotions, visit the Charlotte Moe’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte or on Twitter @MoesCharlotte.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 550 locations in 37 states and abroad. At Moe’s, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is served with free chips and salsa, including the Homewrecker burrito, the Billy Barou nachos, and the Close Talker salad. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill was ranked #1 in category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2010 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer’s Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit www.moes.com.

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