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 the southeast, Tuscaloosa was among the hardest hit cities.

Moe’s team member, Calvin Smith, lost his home, his wife, and his niece to the devastating storm. Red Hawk Restaurant Group, the local franchise owners, set up a Relief Fund for Calvin to help him rebuild his life.

“We’re happy help Calvin during this difficult time,” says Brian Ferris, local franchise owner. “Our goal is to raise $20,000 through this fundraiser.”

The Franchise Partners in Atlanta wanted to do their part to help give back to this member of the Moe’s family that needs their help. 

Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual concept featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with more than 420 locations in 32 states, Canada, and abroad. At Moe's, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is accompanied by free chips and salsa.

Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe's Southwest Grill was ranked No. 1 in category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2010 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer's Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit

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