Moe's Southwest Grill

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Moe's Southwest Grill
Type Subsidiary
Industry Fast casual restaurant
Founded Atlanta, Georgia, United States 2000 (2000)
Headquarters Atlanta, United States
Number of locations 522 (2013)[1]
Area served North America
Key people Paul Damico (President)[2]
Products Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Stacks, Nachos, Burrito Bowls and other Southwestern fare
Parent FOCUS Brands

Moe's Southwest Grill, referred to informally as Moe's, was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 2000,[3] by Raving Brands. In August 2007, the brand was purchased by FOCUS Brands.[4] As of the 2013 purchase, there are about 500 locations in operation in 35 states.[1]

Many of the menu items have names drawn from popular culture memes such as:

Garden Hills location
"the very first Moe's on earth"

The number of Moe's locations has now increased to 520+ according to their recent promotion celebrating the achievement.

International Locations[edit]

According to the company website, franchise partners exist in Costa Rica, Libya and Turkey.


In September 2012 Moe's opened its first Russian franchise ( located in the center of Moscow near the Kremlin on 13 Pyatnitskaya street.


  1. ^ a b FOCUS Brands press release, FOCUS Brands and Roark Capital Complete Purchase of Moe's Southwest Grill, August 30, 2007
  2. ^ FOCUS Brands press release, Moe’s Southwest Grill Names Paul Damico as Brand President, May 6, 2008
  3. ^ FOCUS Brands press release, FOCUS Brands to Acquire Moe’s Southwest Grill, April 11, 2007
  4. ^ Minnick, Fred, FOCUS Brands Buys Moe's Southwest Grill, QSR Magazine, April 11, 2007
  5. ^ McClurg, Kelly (2002-04-12). "Moe's Southwest Grill expanding in local market". Birmingham Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

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