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Longwood University opens Moe’s Southwest Grill bringing fun, food and attitude to Farmville

August 18, 2009

Moe's Ribbon Cutting

Moe's Southwest Grill opened in Farmville's Midtown Square on Tuesday, August 18. Moe's is a fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh southwest fare.

Guests at the invitation-only ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 18 were welcomed with shouts of "Welcome to Moe's!" as they entered the restaurant at 118 Midtown Avenue.

Those participating in the ribbon cutting were (pictured from left) Longwood President Dr. Patricia Cormier, Dr. Tim Pierson, vice president for student affairs; Gerry Spates, Farmville town manager; Dr. Wayne McWee, provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Grant Avent, director of food services at Longwood. Guests at the opening, including many Longwood students, were treated to samples of menu items, unlimited chips and salsa, and any of the selections from Moe's menu.

At Moe's, each meal is individually prepared before the customer and is accompanied by free chips and salsa. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Moe's Southwest Grill was named a Top Ten Growth Chain by Restaurant Hospitality in 2007 and is a Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer's Choice in Chains Awards. For more information, visit www.moes.com.


Previous release as posted 08.12.09

Moe's Southwest Grill"Welcome to Moe's!" may soon be everyone's three favorite words in Farmville when Moe's Southwest Grill opens its newest neighborhood restaurant at Midtown Square on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. A Gold Award winner of the 2008 Consumer's Choice in Chains Awards, Moe's Southwest Grill serves fresh made-to-order burritos and southwest fare with attitude and flare.

"We have been anxiously awaiting the opening of Moe's location," explains Grant Avent, Director of Food Services at Longwood University. "Longwood students and Farmville families will appreciate the great value and relaxed atmosphere of Moe's that can satisfy their craving for southwest food without traveling too far."

At Moe's Southwest Grill the chips and salsa are free, the songs are from the dearly departed and the menu names are a joke. Best known for signature items like the Joey Bag of Donuts burrito, the John Coctostan quesadilla and the Fat Sam fajitas, the customizable menu allows consumers a choice of chicken, steak, pulled pork, ground beef, tofu or all-veggie for each mouth-watering menu item. The first 50 guests at Moe's Southwest Grill on August 18 will receive a free burrito.

The new location at 118 Midtown Avenue is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. For a unique catering experience with the ability to customize for large groups, guests may call 434-315-0018.