Moe's Southwest Grill

Quick service brands grow in airports to server millions of traveling customers.
April 2014

Strict regulations require brands to downsize operations in airport concessions.

Moe's president learned restaurant business working father's catering company.
March 2014

President of Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful Southwest fare and fun and engaging brand culture, has opened its doors for the first time in Costa Rica.

The restaurant, which began operations in Costa Rica on November 10, 2012, is located...

Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants are bringing the Stack back as a permanent menu category.

The Stack is two crunchy corn tortillas wrapped inside a grilled flour tortilla, stuffed with seasoned beans, shredded cheese, fresh pico de gallo, and Moe’s Famous Queso. It can be...

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, has established its presence in Russia with a restaurant opening in Moscow earlier this month.

Moe's Southwest Grill has named the top three Facebook fans whose original salsa recipes have raised the bar this summer, during its first "Raise the Salsa Bar Contest." Tatia Williams of Ladson, South Carolina; Kate Elliott of Muncie, Indiana; and Cheryl Gallowitz of Gainsville,...

August 2012

Quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants are meeting today’s demand for variety head-on, but they’re not just doing it with menu diversification. Some are providing customers with greater selections in the condiments they offer, allowing guests to customize their own meal with...

Being the mayor of your favorite restaurant is cool, but being a Rock God is epic. Moe’s Southwest Grill’s new Check-In Club rewards fans for checking in across social platforms and locations.

Here is how it works: Fans can register at ...

“Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard throughout St. Joseph, Michigan, when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 3260 Niles Rd. on Thursday, August 16.

The new restaurant marks the first of 25 new locations that local restaurateur Joyce...

August 2012

Want to know which 15 brands are knocking on the QSR 50's door? Some are old favorites, others are new to the list, but they're all trying their hardest to climb their way into the Top 50 ranks.

51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52...

Move over, Main Street. Moe’s Southwest Grill and sister FOCUS Brands concepts—including Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel Ice Cream—are taking the path less traveled with a strategic growth plan that involves building units in nontraditional venues like train stations...

Moe’s Southwest Grill announces the launch of a nationwide mobile and online ordering solution in partnership with app design company Splick–it. Now, guests who are accustomed to the freshest, quality ingredients and signature greeting, “Welcome to Moe’s!,” can...

Moe’s Southwest Grill has signed a deal that will bring an additional 25 restaurants to the Washington, D.C., metro area over the next six years.

Leading the growth will be three existing Moe’s franchise partners–Brad Chasteen, Steve Taylor, and Frank Maresca–who...

April 2012

America is sweet on citrus—even the sour varieties.

Restaurant operators and chefs are increasingly using
oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus items to liven up their menus with a fresh taste.

If there’s one word that seems to sum up citrus’ taste...

FOCUS Brands announced today it has named Chad Scales as senior vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Chad’s primary responsibility will be to develop new lines of business, including product creation, manufacture, and sales for...

As part of an ongoing commitment to its charitable partner, Moe’s Southwest Grill, thefast-casual Mexican restaurant known for its southwest fare and engaging atmosphere, recently donated $100,000 to JDRF, whose mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications...

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) is pleased to announce that Bill Boddie, president and CEO, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, will serve as a keynote at its 33rd Annual Conference, Aug. 5-8, in Baltimore.

NFSSC is the leading trade association for loss prevention, risk...

Over the summer, Hartford, Connecticut, residents were introduced to the state’s first MOOYAH, an upbeat better burger joint that’s been sweeping the nation off its feet with its craft burgers, fries, and shakes. In early March, Hartford County will have a second MOOYAH restaurant,...

January 2012

As Americans’ hunger for burgers and chicken continues to grow, restaurant operators are tweaking their menus to meet consumers’ demands for new meats and higher quality.

An increasing number of limited-service restaurants have added better and more “natural” meat...

December 2011

Salt is one of the world’s oldest seasonings. But pervasive use of the mineral has put it in the crosshairs of modern-day health professionals.

Few people are suggesting that salt—consisting mostly of sodium chloride—be treated like a latter-day trans fat and be banned...

December 2011

It’s no secret that there’s been a push from consumers for healthier options at quick-service restaurants. But what’s harder to determine is what kind of effect a healthy roll out will have on operators’ food budgets.