Moe's Southwest Grill Opens in Memphis International Airport

Fast-Casual Location is First of Many through HMSHost Partnership

November 15, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA – Moe's Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare, 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. By serving only fresh produce and natural ingredients such as grass-fed steak and organic tofu, Moe’s has found a way to cater to its fast-paced customers by offering unlimited customizable and portable menu options. The food will be made fast, but the taste and quality won’t be jeopardized.

“HMSHost is very pleased to add Moe’s to our portfolio of outstanding brands,” said Bill Casey, Vice President, Food & Beverage Concept Portfolio for HMSHost. “This new Moe’s has been welcomed by both travelers and airport staff. I value the relationship we have with Moe’s Southwest Grill and we look forward to a strong partnership that compliments the efforts of both of our companies in making the traveler’s day better.”

Moe’s currently has three additional airport locations in Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and Atlanta.

“Moe’s brings a unique culinary experience to the fast-casual restaurant segment in airports, offering the traveling public unlimited customizable options with our food,” said Paul Damico, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “To be able to get our level of ingredients with such speed of service is really what airports and travelers are looking for. We are excited about this opportunity to introduce the brand to the masses.”

About Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh southwest fare in a fun and engaging atmosphere with over 420 locations in 33 states 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.

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