FOCUS Brands Inc. Launches Franchise Development Webinar Series

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands Inc., a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands announced today a webinar series to help educate area developers and prospective franchisees on post-COVID-19 growth plans. Beginning on May 12 with McAlister’s Deli, attendees will gather key insights…
Franchised Restaurant Giant Becomes Largest Moe’s Southwest Grill Franchisee

Quality Fresca, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Restaurant Group, to acquire and evolve 67 Moe’s Southwest Grill locations across four separate acquisitions Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill®, an innovative fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves high quality burritos, quesadillas,…
FOCUS Brands Appoints Jim Holthouser as Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Industry Veteran to Accelerate Growth and Enhance Customer Experience  Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands (the “Company”), parent company of Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Jamba®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, McAlister’s Deli®, Schlotzsky’s®, and Seattle’s Best Coffee® (in certain military bases and…
Moe’s Southwest Grill Launches First All-Digital / Kiosk-Only Design

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves high quality and fresh southwestern food announced they will be the first brand in the Mexican fast-casual space to open an all-digital/kiosk-only location. The first two restaurants are slated to open…
Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens First Restaurant in the State of Minnesota

(RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves high quality and fresh southwestern food announced the opening of its first restaurant in the state of Minnesota on Friday, October 18. The residents of Minneapolis will now be able…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/30/16

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Lafayette, IN-based PIZZA KING (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 77…
Moe’s Southwest Grill Names Bruce Schroder as President

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands® announced that Bruce Schroder has been named President of Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast-casual restaurant chain best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Since taking on the new role of…
Moe’s Southwest Grill Coming to Mentor!

Leading Southwest Fast-Casual Brand To Host a Friends and Family Lunch and Dinner and a Grand Opening Fundraising Day as Part of Grand Opening Festivities Mentor, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Mentor,…
Younger Diners Pose Fast-food Challenge

Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing pressure from…
FOCUS Brands Names Steve DeSutter President and CEO

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands Inc. announced today that Steve DeSutter will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 17, 2014. With over 4,440 locations operating throughout the U.S. and 63 foreign countries, FOCUS Brands is…
National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Program Expands to Over 41,000 Restaurant Locations Nationwide Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Celebrating its two-year anniversary this week, the National Restaurant Association’s groundbreaking Kids LiveWell initiative has grown to more than 41,000 restaurant locations nationwide, the Association announced today. The voluntary…

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Wichita, KS-based HOG WILD PIT BBQ has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and…

In the battle of the burritos, Chipotle takes the prize, according to a national study from Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Chipotle was voted America’s favorite fast-casual Mexican chain in a restaurant industry survey of more…

Fans petition online to bring Stacks back in restaurants Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill® restaurants are bringing the Stack™ back as a permanent menu category. The Stack is two crunchy corn tortillas wrapped inside a grilled flour tortilla, stuffed…

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Albuquerque, NM-based ANNAPURNA CHAI HOUSE has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  This is a family/casual Indian concept, open for breakfast,…

At Moe’s Cinco de Mayo Is a Family-Friendly Celebration Filled With Fun and Freebies Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual restaurant franchise best known for its fresh, create-to-order burritos and signature “Welcome to Moe’s” greeting, is celebrating Cinco…

“Do not try this at home. Especially if you like to see, smell, hear, touch, talk and breathe.” That’s the warning viewers get before seeing a little more than a minute of burning foil, an exploding egg, juice-spewing fruit, bubbling…

Fast-Casual Mexican Franchise Secures a Spot for the Sixth Consecutive Year 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…

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moe’s Southwest Grill has selected Brandmovers to be their digital agency of record in 2012. “Moe’s is a powerful brand that is growing quickly in its space so we are working diligently to give them a strategy that…

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal. The newest member of FOCUS Brands Executive Committee, Lauren will oversee and coordinate all legal services for Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®,…

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand is seeking to expand its presence into Columbus, Ohio. With the fast-casual Mexican industry experiencing exponential growth and increase in consumer demand, Moe’s…

Moe’s Southwestern Grill is holding their next Free Queso Day on Wednesday, July 20th. All guests between 11 am and 9 pm will receive a free 6 oz container of queso dip with no purchase required. Guests are also invited…

New research conducted by Technomic shows that the burger sensation is on the rise again. In 2009 just 38 percent of consumers reported eating a burger at least once a week. Now just three years later that number has risen…

On Wednesday, July 20 Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fun and laid-back fast-casual burrito restaurant, is offering a free six ounce cup of Queso to each guest from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at participating locations; no strings attached. Fans know…

The KFC restaurants located in Canada will soon be under new management. The Soul Restaurants Canada company will take responsibility for 204 KFC restaurants in Canada, with the majority of these locations in British Columbia and Ontario. The company has…