Moe’s Southwest Grill Ranks #89 in 2012 Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500


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Moe's Southwest Grill Ranks #89 in 2012 Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
Moe's Southwest Grill Ranks #89 in 2012 Entrepreneur's Franchise 500

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, ranked No. 89 in the 2012 Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500.

Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500® is the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) or Canadian Disclosure Documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing.

“For the past five years Moe’s has found itself in the upper rankings of this prestigious list,” said Paul Damico, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill.  “Moe’s is experiencing huge, record-setting growth. In just 10 years, Moe’s have grown to over 420 locations nationwide. We have found a way to cater to all of our customers by offering unlimited customizable menu options.”

This is the sixth consecutive year that Moe’s Southwest Grill has been named to the rankings.  Since 2007, Moe’s has found itself near the top of the list.

“Franchises are a great avenue to business ownership for those with the entrepreneurial spirit—and they’re playing a definitive role in driving the economy upward,” says Amy Cosper, VP and editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Unit numbers from the Franchise 500® grew overall in 2010 and 2011, giving individuals a great place to begin investigating some of the brightest opportunities.”

Moe’s has continued to outpace competitors by offering communities a fun, energetic environment featuring fresh, made-to-order food with more than 20 different ingredients and vast menu offerings for those seeking vegetarian or low-calorie options. While consumers flock to Moe’s when it opens a new restaurant, the company is also attracting a record number of franchise inquires from entrepreneurs who want to be associated with the “it” restaurant brand.

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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.