Moe’s Southwest Grill Opening New Location in Columbia

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand Offering First 100 Guests Free Burritos for One Year

Columbia, Mo. – (October 17, 2014) – “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Columbia when Moe’s Southwest Grill® opens on Thursday, October 23 at 308 South 9th Street. To celebrate opening day, Moe’s will treat the first 100 guests to Free Burritos for a Year as well as $3 burritos all day for all customers.

The Columbia location is owned by franchise partner Jeff Offutt, who brings a wealth of experience as a franchisee and restaurateur as the owner of Subway, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Baskin Robbins locations. The restaurant is Offutt’s second with Moe’s; part of a deal signed by him to develop 30 locations throughout Missouri over the next several years. He is expected to open a third location in Branson, Missouri in early 2015.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Columbia will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, made-to-order food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Offutt. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

“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 options  for kids, vegetarians, vegans and those with a gluten sensitivity.

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 Columbia will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 573-442-6191 or visit

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

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