August 17, 2010 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Ga. – Moe's Southwest Grill asked guests to enter the I Love Queso Video Contest at www.ilovequeso.com by uploading a one minute video about their love for Moe's Queso. Today Moe's announces the winning video is I Love Dat Queso Divine ft. Chipz. Creator and grand prize winner Christiano Covino from New Canaan, CT will receive $1,000 and free queso for a year. The five runners up are:
Dustin Chan-Pong, Lakeland, FL: The Moe's Queso Rap
David Mitchell, Warrington, PA: Gimmee That Queso
Dan Slemons, Morrow, GA: Dr. Queso
David Gross, Mars, PA: I Love Queso – Welcome to Moe's
Peter Venoit, Virginia Beach, VA – Queso Enthusiast
After over 100 submissions, Moe's panel of judges selected the winning videos based on originality, quality, humor and sincerity.
"We were thrilled by the number of quality submissions to the I Love Queso Video Contest," says Joel Bulger, vice president of marketing for Moe's Southwest Grill. "It wasn't easy picking a top six, but we think these videos really capture people's love for queso in a very fun and unique way."
Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual concept featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 400 locations nationwide. At Moe's, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is accompanied by free chips and salsa, including the Homewrecker burrito, the Billy Barou nachos, and the Close Talker salad. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe's Southwest Grill was named a Top Ten Growth Chain by Restaurant Hospitality in 2007 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer's Choice in Chains Awards. Moe's is owned by FOCUS Brands® Inc., the franchisor and operator of over 2,200 Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky's®, Moe's Southwest Grill® locations and Seattle's Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in international markets.