Moeâ€™s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, has signed a deal that will bring an additional 25 restaurants to the Washington D.C. Metro area over the next six years.
Leading the growth will be three existing Moeâ€™s franchise partners â€“ Brad Chasteen, Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca â€“ who will oversee the surge of Moeâ€™s locations in Washington under the trioâ€™s newly formed entity, Guac Nâ€™ Roll. Chasteen currently owns 19 Moeâ€™s in Northeast Florida, Taylor owns 9 Moeâ€™s throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Including Marescaâ€™s two restaurants owned in Northern Virginia, the group recently acquired 7 existing locations. Maresca will serve as the local operating partner for the company.
â€œThe demographics of the Washington marketplace are a perfect match for the Moeâ€™s brand â€“ you have a mix of families and professionals,â€ said Chasteen, who was born and raised in Washington. â€œWeâ€™re really excited to take our experience from some of the top Moeâ€™s markets like Jacksonville, FL and Columbia, SC and apply that here.â€