Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill

Mexican food
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#191 Ranked #362 last year
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Initial investment
$475K - $1.1M
Units as of 2021
682 5.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant serving southwestern items such as burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas. Many menu items have names inspired by popular movies and television shows. Moe's was founded by Raving Brands in 2000 and joined Focus Brands, franchisor of Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Cinnabon, and Schlotzsky's, in 2007.

About Moe's Southwest Grill

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Mexican Food
Founded
2000
Parent Company
Focus Brands LLC
Leadership
Jim Holthouser, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2001 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
31
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
682 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5620 Glenridge Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30342

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Moe's Southwest Grill franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,500
Initial Investment
$474,900 - $1,109,840
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000 - $1,900,000
Cash Requirement
$300,000 - $650,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Moe's Southwest Grill has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
170 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #191

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #2 in Mexican Food

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Updated: February 8th, 2021