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…