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Moe’s Southwest Grill Introduces Whole Grain Tortilla

January 16, 2010
Moe's Southwest Grill Homewrecker Burrito

Image courtesy FOCUS Brands, Inc.

Moe’s Southwest Grill announced last week that it has added a second tortilla variation, one made from whole grain flour, to pair with its selection of humorously named Tex-Mex menu options.

The nearly ten-year-old fast casual chain offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas and other Mexican-influenced dishes in several basic ingredient combinations, but allows diners to completely customize their orders by adding or subtracting from a list of twenty-five different options, including numerous kinds of meat, beans, vegetables, and sauces.  In addition, customers can also choose whether they want their entrée traditionally wrapped with a tortilla or as a salad-style bowl.

With its whole grain tortilla, the restaurant has added yet another alternative, one that Dan Barash, Director of Research and Development for the chain, says “takes [Moe’s] healthy offerings to the next level.”  In a news release issued about the new tortilla, Barash notes the higher vitamin and mineral content of whole grain foods, as compared to similar products made from refined grain.  Clearly, whole grain does have its health benefits, but will whole grain tortillas make Moe’s a more suitable choice for the diet-conscious?


Subway Tops Franchise 500 for Ninth Time in Ten Years

December 28, 2009
Subway Restaurants

Image courtesy Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine released its annual Franchise 500 list and has named Subway Restaurants best franchise for 2010.

For 31 years, the magazine has published a “Franchise 500” issue, which ranks American franchises across all industries.  Subway has won top honors nine times in the last decade (7-Eleven won in 2008).

For 2010, the issue cites growth (1,833 new restaurants in 2009) and manageable franchisee startup costs (as low as $84,000) as reasons the Connecticut-based sandwich shop continues to dominate the list.

McDonald’s follows Subway at number two, the only other fast-food chain in the top ten.


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