Moe's Southwest Grill

Schltozsky’s Tri-Brands With Cinnabon, Carvel in Philly

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 company FOCUS Brands Inc. The three food franchises began partnering early last year to open tri-branded locations and have seen robust sales due to this strategy.

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens in Memphis International Airport

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 options to travelers.

Moe’s, which has grown to more than 420 locations in just 10 years, is a perfect fit for the quick, on-the-go atmosphere of an airport.

Moe’s Executive Roundtable Targets Ohio Expansion

“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. With the fast-casual Mexican industry experiencing exponential growth and increase in consumer demand, Moe’s Southwest Grill is poised to rapidly expand and is currently seeking entrepreneurs to own and operate new franchise locations in Columbus.

The Hunger Games

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 an arrangement between the local Jimmy John’s franchisee and IMG College, the agency that sells Duke’s media rights.

Moe’s On a Mission

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 about our steak being grass-fed or our tofu being organic until we could say that 100 percent of the time in 100 percent of our restaurants,” says Paul Damico, who took over as president of Moe’s three years ago.

Moe’s Gets Cheesy with Free Queso Day

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 cheese dip is the restaurant’s not-so-secret ingredient to making every meal amazingly delicious. That’s why on Free Queso Day, Moe’s encourages its biggest fans to share their love of Queso with their friends and family free of charge.

The Recruitment Revolution

Are young employees still interested in quick service?

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 high school teachers threaten low-performing students by asking them, “Do you want to flip burgers for the rest of your life?”

Moe's: Licensing Deals Could Take Brand to New Markets

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.

“One of the things I’m trying to do as the leader of the brand is to create brand awareness in markets where we are not,” Damico says. “I thought this was an opportunity for us to get the brand name, the quality of the food, [and] talk about our sustainability, in front of people who are not necessarily familiar with Moe’s.”

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