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

A new report shows that consumer spending in the food and beverage space got off to a good start this holiday season. Dollar volume spent in the industry on Black Friday, the unofficial launch of the season, grew 11.7 percent over last year, according to First Data, an electronic commerce and...

Schlotzsky’s announced that it has signed a history-making franchise deal to bring 30 new restaurants throughout the Philadelphia metro area that will also house Cinnabon and Carvel franchises inside the buildings.

Schlotzsky’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon are all part of the parent...

Moe's Southwest Grill has opened a location in Memphis International Airport this month, the first airport location in conjunction with HMSHost.

The move is part of Moe’s growth plans to expand its presence into airports across the country, offering fresh and healthy meal...

“Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be the words heard across Columbus, Ohio. Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful Southwest fare and distinct brand, today announced it is seeking to expand its presence into Columbus, Ohio....

October 2011

Online-video sites like YouTube and Vimeo have been incredibly popular with the public for the last five years, but quick serves are trying to grasp online video’s potential as a marketing vehicle.

Still, a number of operations have found success in creating brief videos that engage...

August 2011

When sportswriters arrive at Duke University’s Brooks Practice Facility during the fall for the school’s weekly media luncheons with football coach David Cutcliffe, they sit down to a selection of Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The food is delivered every week without fail as part of...

August 2011

Brands No. 51-65 are fast-rising quick-service and fast-casual companies that just missed the QSR 50.

August 2011

Looking at the expansion, renovation, and innovation at Moe’s Southwest Grill over the past year, it’s safe to say that this burrito-based concept is on a mission—a food mission, that is.

“I took the position as a leader of the brand, and I was not going to talk...

On Wednesday, July 20, Moe’s Southwest Grill, the laid-back fast-casual burrito restaurant, is offering a free six ounce cup of Queso to each guest from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.at participating locations, no strings attached.

Fans know that Moe’s hot, flavorful, melted white...

July 2011

Pop culture has not been kind to the quick-service industry.

From the lovable-but-dumb employees in Good Burger to the drug-addled protagonists of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the industry is seen as a haven for dimwits, losers, and the vaguely criminal. Thousands of...

Moe’s Southwest Grill president Paul Damico says his brand’s recent partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club won’t be the end of Moe’s licensing efforts. In fact, Damico says he hopes to use licensed products to help the brand enter new markets.

Moe’s Southwest Grill announced that the location in Williston, Vermont, has been awarded LEED Silver certification, making it the first restaurant in the chain and in the state of Vermont to earn this high honor.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation...

Moe's Southwest Grill and BJ's Wholesale Club have partnered to create a line of retail dips, veggies, appetizers, soups, salsas, and salad dressings that will bring the Moe's experience to consumers in a whole new way.

The partnership is Moe's first foray into licensing...

June 2011

As president of National Restaurant Development Inc., a board member for the International Franchise Association, and owner of more than 50 quick-serve restaurants, Aziz Hashim is a veteran of the franchise business.

With brands like Popeyes, Checkers/Rally’s, Subway, and Moe’...

College campuses have become a hotbed of competition for quick-service brands interested in taking advantage of a young, hungry demographic. Now sustainable food co-ops mean additional competition from a grassroots movement that is trying to shift students’ perceptions of foodservice....

Atlanta-area Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants are donating 10 percent of proceeds on Saturday, May 28, to Red Hawk Restaurant Group’s Storm Relief Fund to help a Tuscaloosa-based Moe’s general manager get back on his feet.

When a large string of tornados blew through...

Angelo Crowell is a big man. At 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 250 pounds, you might take the broad-shouldered 29-year-old for a football player.

You probably wouldn’t pin him as the perfect restaurant franchisee.

With the first presumption, you’d be right. Crowell played...

 

Moe's Southwest Grill announced that Executive Chef Dan Barash will be honored by the United Fresh Produce Association in the Quick-Service Restaurants category.

Barash is recognized for his creative and influential use of fresh produce, which is showcased in Moe...

April 2011

Each year QSR surveys the best and the brightest culinary professionals in the industry to find out what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to your menu. The exclusive annual Chef Survey, unveils innovative menu items that reflect the year’s newest and most exciting...

Atlanta-based fast casual Moe’s Southwest Grill recently unveiled a new prototype that it will roll out in new units this year.

The changes made for the new prototype, though, are subtler than those made at most brands that revamp their concept and focus mostly on sustainability,...