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Moe's Southwest Grill

Financing

Focus Brands CEO Jim Holthouser gets a tough introduction to restaurants

The former Hilton executive, who took the job two weeks before the pandemic hit, leans on his hotel experience, and sees parallels between the two industries.

Operations

Quality Restaurant Group becomes largest Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee

The franchise group, which operates 200 Pizza Huts, acquired 67 of the fast-casual Mexican chain’s locations.

A two-day giveaway is aimed to disrupt the debut of Chipotle’s new cheese sauce.

Coding was inserted into the servers of Moe’s, McAlister’s and Schlotzsky’s to copy credit card information while on-premise transactions were being processed.

Here are some predictions from this week’s FSTEC conference.

Erik Hess, who spent 25 years with the burger giant, replaces Bruce Schroder at the Focus Brands-owned fast casual.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Here’s how to lure celebrants for the annual Mexican-themed fest on May 5.

Restaurants are still pushing seafood, but kitchens are offering more veggie options as meatless meals.

Along with the new look, the fast-casual chain is also testing an “elevated menu” with several new items.

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