Moe's Southwest Grill

The Moe's Southwest Grill franchise is a Mexican inspired fast-casual brand that offers fresh, made-to-order meals. The brand's menu includes burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, stacks, burrito bowls, and house-made seasonal salsas. Moe's was founded in 2000 and began franchising a year later in 2001. Since then, the Mexican franchise has grown to more than 600 locations across the U.S. and globally. It no longer awards franchise locations outside of the U.S. Franchisees will appreciate the amazing culture and should be dedicated to customer service. Since Moe's is part of the Focus Brands' family of fast-casual franchises. Franchise owners benefit form the umbrella franchisor's support and training, as well as vendor discounts. 

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Moe's Southwest Grill


Moe's Southwest Grill Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


One of the most popular international foods in America is Mexican cuisine. Not only have Mexican restaurants allowed Mexican Americans the opportunity to spread their culture across the country, but entrepreneurs have cashed in on the booming fast-causal industry with a Mexican restaurant. If opening a Mexican restaurant interests you, look no further than the Moe's Southwest Grill franchise. The Mexican franchise was founded in 2000 and began franchising a year later in 2001. Since that time, Moe's Southwest Grill has expanded to more than 650 locations across 40 states in the U.S.  The Mexican franchise no longer franchises outside of the U.S. Moe's is known for its fresh, made-to-order burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, stacks, burrito bowls, and house-made seasonal salsas. From the moment the customer enters the restaurant, they should feel welcomed and appreciative that they get to see how their food is made while going down the line. As a franchisee, you should be dedicated to great customer service and following a system. You will also benefit from the vendor discounts and support and training that Focus Brands, a repeatable umbrella franchisor of fast-casual brands,  provides.
In terms of support and training, franchise owner can expect an initial training program that is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. During this program, which takes place at corporate headquarters before your location's grand opening, will give you the tools and information you need to know to run the business properly. This includes marketing and advertising tools, site selection and grand opening assistance, and ongoing support and assistance.

Company Details

Founded: 2000
First franchise: 2001
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Canada: No 
International: No 
B2B: No 
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Moe's Southwest Grill

The franchise owner can expect an initial training program that is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. During this program, which takes place at corporate headquarters before your location's grand opening, will give you the tools and information you need to know to run the business properly. This includes marketing and advertising tools, site selection and grand opening assistance, and ongoing support and assistance. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Moe's Southwest Grill Franchise.

What does a Moe's Southwest Grill Franchise Cost?

Moe's Southwest Grill franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: Yes; $10,500 off franchise fee
Initial Investment: $566,300 - $1,585,610
Net Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Cash Requirement: $300,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,500

Is Moe's Southwest Grill a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Moe's Southwest Grill is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Moe's Southwest Grill a Home Based franchise?

No. Moe's Southwest Grill is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Moe's Southwest Grill Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Moe's Southwest Grill franchisees make. Moe's Southwest Grill offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Moe's Southwest Grill Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Moe's Southwest Grill franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Moe's Southwest Grill Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Moe's Southwest Grill franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Moe's Southwest Grill Looking for International franchisees?

No. Moe's Southwest Grill franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Moe's Southwest Grill's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Moe's Southwest Grill Franchises for Sale

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