2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#293 Ranked #268 last year
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Initial investment
$566K - $1.6M
Units as of 2022
642 10% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Moe's Southwest Grill

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Mexican Food
Founded
2000
Parent Company
Focus Brands LLC
Leadership
Tory Bartlett, Chief Brand Officer
Corporate Address
5620 Glenridge Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Welcome To Moe's!

From the moment your fans walk through the door, they'll appreciate the family friendly atmosphere and variety of craveable, customizable menu items. About three and a half minutes is all that stands between each fan and a delicious meal.

For you and your team, our fast service and friendly environment mean serving more customers in a day and striving for well-balanced sales between lunch and dinner service.

MAKE THE MOE-ST OF YOUR FRANCHISE EXPERIENCE.

  • STRONG BRAND AWARENESS   Launched in 2000, we've grown to more than 650 restaurants in 40 states.
  • SIMPLE, CUSTOMIZABLE MENU   Just 20 ingredients can be turned into any amazing creation your fans crave.
  • SUPPORT PROVIDED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS   Franchise support provided by Moe's and Focus Brands®, a leading developer of iconic, global foodservice brands.
  • MULTIPLE REAL ESTATE CONFIGURATIONS   Freestanding buildings, in-line locations, drive-thrus, food courts and more.
  • ENJOY OFF-PREMISES REVENUE   Moe's offers catering, online ordering and third party delivery opportunities.
  • STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN   Leveraged spend management across Focus Brands portfolio.

BRING OUR BELOVED FARE TO FANS NEAR YOU.

Moe's Southwest Grill® is authentic, adventurous and all-around fun. Our passion has made us the go-to brand for Southwestern fare and one of the most recognized fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchises available.

We're the ideal choice for franchise owners interested in building a loyal following in their market while embracing their own independent spirit.

"MOE’S HAS RECENTLY MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN ITS MODERNIZATION, MAKING SURE THAT WE PROVIDE A SEAMLESS ONLINE ORDERING EXPERIENCE, UPDATED INTERIORS WITH ENGAGING IN-STORE GRAPHICS SHOWING OUR BOLD PERSONALITY AND A NEW LOGO, ALL WHILE SERVING THE SAME DELICIOUS FOOD OUR GUESTS CRAVE. THIS IS A BRAND I AM EXCITED TO GROW WITH INTO THE FUTURE. BIG THINGS ARE AHEAD!"
ROGER WAGNER MOE'S FRANCHISEE

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2001 (22 years)
# of employees at HQ
67
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
642 (as of 2022)

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
$566,300 - $1,585,610
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
2-4%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

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Third Party Financing
Moe's Southwest Grill has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, 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
150 hours
Classroom Training
50 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
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?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022