If Taco Tuesdays isn’t a clear sign that Mexican food has totally found its way to the hearts and tummies of the American population, then not much else will express how much of a staple the foreign cuisine is in the US. The existence of Tex-Mex and Southwest cuisines further proves the point as some regions of the country have already completely adopted and made their own versions of the beloved dishes of the neighboring Hispanic country.
Because of these, it shouldn’t be surprising that there are lots of Mexican-themed restaurants all over the country today. In fact, there’s a very good chance that you’ll have quite a few options where to get a burrito the next time you crave for one.
Looking at Moe’s prices, as well as its competitors, it’s also quite easy to understand why these eateries are such hits. Their food is filling, full of flavor, easy to eat, and isn’t expensive, they’re very appealing to regular Joes and everyone else.
Among the many Mexican chains that are gaining attention as of late, it’s Moe’s Southwest Grill that really made a splash recently. It got crowned as the Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year in 2016 by the Harris Poll EquiTrend survey, stealing the spotlight from other bigger chains. Why did it win when it’s not as popular as other Mexican chains? We’ll help you find the answer below.
Below are the latest Moe’s menu prices.
|Joey Junior Burrito||$7.38|
|Joey Bag of Donuts Junior Burrito||$7.35|
|Homewrecker Junior Burrito||$8.15|
|Joey Bag of Donuts Burrito||$8.04|
|John Coctostan Quesadilla||$8.44|
|First Rule of Chicken Club Quesadilla||$10.09|
|Alright, Alright, Alright Nachos||$8.67|
|Close Talker Salad||$8.58|
|Moo Moo Mr.Cow||$5.48|
|Apple Juice Box||$1.93|
|Moe's Famous Queso||$1.98|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie||$1.07|
|Oatmeal Raisin Cookie||$1.08|
Opened in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia by Raving Brands, Moe’s is not your run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant nor does it claim to be one. As its name suggests, it’s a Southwest grill so don’t expect someone’s Abuela‘s recipes at its roots. Even its name isn’t from a real person but actually stands for the main concept of the restaurant.
Moe’s stands for Musicians, Outlaws, and Entertainers. The chain pays close attention to the music they play in their stores and takes pride in their curated playlist that is packed with songs made by pioneers.
As for ‘Outlaws’, it’s more of a characteristic they want to associate their corporate attitude with. They don’t want to be stuffy and pretentious. They’re also all for originality which is why they allow their diners to tailor-fit their orders to their exact preferences.
Finally, ‘Entertainers’ refer to their menu items’ names. They christened their offerings with pop culture references, making them a lot more interesting.
Today, Moe’s is a part of the Focus Brands’ roster and has more than 700 locations all over the globe. They started expanding abroad in 2011 when they opened a store in Turkey.
What They’re Famous For
Moe’s offer a lot of things that you’ll be excited about. However, there are three things they’re best known for. First off is their warm welcome to guests. It’s been a tradition for their staff to loudly greet guests with a “Welcome to Moe’s!” upon entry in their stores that they even decided to trademark the term.
Next is The Homewrecker. It’s not exactly the nicest name for such a delicious meal but with how good it is, it might just cause relationship issues under certain circumstances. What exactly is the Homewrecker? It’s their best-selling burrito that contains seasoned rice, beans, guacamole, shredded cheese, and your choice of protein source. Your options include grass-fed steak, 100% ground beef, all-natural adobo chicken, Mojo chicken breast, pork carnitas, or organic tofu.
Lastly, this eatery is also known for its customizable orders. They will let you add or subtract ingredients from their fare so you can get exactly what you want.
Why Eat Here
Still not sure whether Moe’s is the best place for your next burrito run? Here are more reasons that should convince you to give them a try:
1. The ingredients are always fresh.
Moe’s have always taken pride in their commitment to serving fresh food, so if you’re tired of the regular fast-food fare, they will give you a much-needed breather and better-quality food.
2. The atmosphere is very laid-back and casual.
This fast-casual restaurant actually takes the casual part of their concept quite literally. They’re very laid-back that going here can be a great change of pace. They’re quite playful, as their menu would suggest. It’s a perfect place to grab a no-fuss bite while still making sure that you’re eating quality food.
3. You have control over your order.
Lots of restaurants may let you tweak your orders but they’ll do it with resentment. At Moe’s, they welcome the changes your preferences may have to their recipes. It’s no big deal, as long as you’re happy and getting your fill.
To learn more about Moe’s or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.moes.com.