Smiling Moose Deli

Super Bowl champion and Dallas Cowboys legend Daryl “Moose” Johnston announced the opening of North Texas’s second Smiling Moose Deli location, this one located at 501 W. Hickory St. (corner of W. Hickory St. and Carroll Blvd.) in Denton, Texas—centrally located between...

Whether they’re attending trade shows or paying visits to existing franchisees, quick-service operators still rely on boots-on-the-ground approaches to recruiting new franchisees. But with the economy still struggling to take off, some brand executives say a little creativity is also...

November 2012

This is not the 1950s. Women aren’t confined to the home, cooking, cleaning, and caring for the kids (unless they want to, of course), nor can they only find work as secretaries in a male-dominated corporate world. No, today, women have power: They can balance work and family life; they...

October 2012

Smiling Moose Deli’s average unit volume is up almost 40 percent this year, and for that, president and founder Kevin Sloane has women to thank.

“When we first started, all we had were hearty New York–style sub sandwiches,” he says. “Now we do a custom...

Smiling Moose Deli’s Mo the Moose has been racking up points with young entrepreneurs. The last three Smiling Moose Deli store openings have all been accomplished by owners under the age of 30, and interestingly, none of them had prior experience in the restaurant industry. ...

Smiling Moose Deli has just signed two multi-store deals that will bring eight new locations to West Texas and Montana, covering a significant geographic area.

With a total of 16 locations open, and 12 more under development, Smiling Moose Deli is enjoying the results of its efforts to...

With the move of its corporate offices to Boulder, Colorado, in 2010, it was only a matter of time before the Smiling Moose Deli opened a location just around the corner, at Twenty Nineth Street, Boulder’s newest and hottest shopping center. The new restaurant opened Friday, June 3rd.

Smiling Moose Deli experienced a record-setting effort in 2010 for catering sales, and credits a fully customizable ‘made-to-order’ menu, backed by tremendous customer service, as the reason for their success.   

“First and foremost, our customers love our...

The Smiling Moose Deli has migrated to Wisconsin, finding a home in the college town of Eau Claire. Since December, the first out-of-state Smiling Moose franchise has enjoyed an outpouring of local...

Smiling Moose Deli, a Denver-area chain, partnered with Splick-it to release a new mobile ordering app for their customers.

Customers can use the app to order and pay for their meals by credit card. The customer's receipt is e-mailed to confirm the order.

"We know...

The Smiling Moose Deli opened its 14th location in lower downtown Denver.  

“The lower downtown Denver community fully embraced us and the doors opened.  We have some customers who acknowledge eating in our restaurant every day," says franchise owner, David...