ATLANTA, GA (September 12, 2011) – Today Moe's Southwest Grill announced the location at 860 Johnson Ferry Rd. is now a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant®. Over the past year, Moe's has worked closely with the Green Restaurant Association to earn points for sustainable achievements in the areas of disposables, energy, food, pollution and chemical reduction, waste and water.
A few of the highlights include adding more efficient spray valves and faucets, CFL and LED lighting, low VOC paints and coatings, and cardboard recycling as well as removing all polystyrene from the restaurant.
At the same time, Moe's menu boasts a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan offerings many of which feature organic tofu. Moe's also offers all natural cage-free chicken, grain-fed steroid-free pulled pork, both with no hormones added, and 100% grass-fed steak.
″As a brand, we are committed to sustainability,″ says Paul Damico, president of Moe's Southwest Grill. ″We're excited to share green best practices with the franchise system, now that we have completed the process of earning a Green Restaurant Certification at one of our company restaurants.″
This announcement comes on the heels of Moe's earning LEED Silver Certification at a franchised restaurant in Williston, VT and only nine months after the brand introduced its Food Mission.
Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual concept featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 420 locations in 32 states, Canada and abroad. At Moe's, each meal is prepared right before your eyes and is served with 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 ranked #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 www.moes.com.