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Moe’s Southwest Grill Eyes Detroit


After news that Little Caesars is building a new headquarters in Detroit comes another great Motor City tidbit: Moe’s Southwest Grill, an Atlanta-based burrito brand, is looking for multi-unit franchisees to bring the brand into the resurgent Midwestern city.

“With our recent openings in the Cleveland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee markets, Detroit represents an important part of Moe’s growth strategy and we’re excited about the brand’s continued expansion into the region,” said Peter Ortiz, Moe’s VP of franchise sales. “The Moe’s brand has become a top choice for some of the most successful multi-unit franchise owners in the country, so we’re excited to watch the brand grow in these areas due in large part to the talent of our franchisees.”

As the company looks to open additional locations in the area, they are actively seeking qualified franchisees to develop in the areas in and around Detroit. Currently, Moe’s has eight locations in the state of Michigan.

Moe’s had a successful year of franchise growth in 2015 with $641 million in systemwide sales, the opening of 68 new restaurants—some in significant markets, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Iowa, South Dakota and Southern California—and nearly 186 new franchise deals. This growth is fueled by both existing franchisees as well as new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners with notable portfolios.

Moe’s currently operates more than 650 franchised locations in the U.S., across 39 states, and has had positive same-store sales for 25 consecutive quarters.

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