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.
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 payment processing firm.
To sustain the growth in consumer spending through the holidays, other firms suggest operators should focus on specific demographics and fine-tune their marketing to those groups.
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 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.
“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.
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 and entertain their Web-savvy customers.
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.
Brands No. 51-65 are fast-rising quick-service and fast-casual companies that just missed the QSR 50.
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.
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.