Moe’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 Moe’s franchise partners – Brad Chasteen, Steve Taylor and Frank Maresca – who will oversee the surge of Moe’s locations in Washington under the trio’s newly formed entity, Guac N’ Roll. Chasteen currently owns 19 Moe’s in Northeast Florida, Taylor owns 9 Moe’s throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Including Maresca’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.
“The demographics of the Washington marketplace are a perfect match for the Moe’s brand – you have a mix of families and professionals,” said Chasteen, who was born and raised in Washington. “We’re really excited to take our experience from some of the top Moe’s markets like Jacksonville, FL and Columbia, SC and apply that here.”