Moe’s Southwest Grill® Celebrates Successful Year for Franchise Sales in 2016

Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year Announces 2017 Expansion Plans

June 02, 2017 // // ATLANTA - Moe’s Southwest Grill®, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space and announced by the Harris Poll as the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year, experienced a strong year of results in 2016, with $668,040,198 in system-wide sales.

In 2016, Moe’s opened 66 new restaurants. Inspired by Musicians, Outlaws, and Entertainers, the brand brought a welcoming environment that rocks to new markets including Citrus Heights and Camp Pendleton, CA, Austin, TX, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Kearney, NE, and will continue its aggressive expansion this year with plans to developed new restaurants in significant markets, including LA, Orange County & Riverside counties in California.

“This is a thrilling year to be a part of the Moe’s team,” said Bruce Schroder, President of Moe’s. “Our rock star franchise owners are not only a great fit for Moe’s culture, but also provide promising growth potential as we commit to bringing our bold Southwestern flavors & welcoming environment that rocks to new markets.”

This year, Moe’s is focused on added development in the Eastern half of the U.S., and is looking to grow its family of experienced, multi-unit franchise owners.

Moe’s currently operates and serves Honestly Awesome Food at nearly 700 franchised locations in the U.S., across 39 states. The company has experienced strong demand attracting a number of franchise inquiries in recent years due to its quality leadership, healthy franchise system, impressive sales-to-investment ratio, and exceptional company performance.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise featuring fresh, handmade, customizable southwestern food in a welcoming environment that rocks. Moe’s is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at all of our locations in the U.S and abroad. While Moe’s is best known for its burritos and bowls packed with a choice of more than 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options, all served with free chips and salsa. Check out Moe’s online at

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit to learn more.

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SOURCE Moe’s Southwest Grill®



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