New Owners. Same Diarrhea.

Welcome to Moe’s.

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the crown jewel of Atlanta-based parent Raving Brands, is being sold to Focus Brands, the Atlanta-based owner of Carvel Ice Cream, Schlotzsky’s, Cinnabon and international stores of Seattle’s Best Coffee.

The announcement Wednesday comes on the heels of a lawsuit by franchisees, who among other things said the chain’s management was secretly considering a sale. Raving Brands founder Martin Sprock denied that claim as recently as last week.

“We have no intention of selling out,” Sprock said in an interview last week.

Sprock said then that Raving annually looks at ways to grow the brand, including recapitalization and bringing in a partner that “could take Moe’s to the next level,” but that his company was committed to keeping Moe’s.

6 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    I wonder if Focus Brands received a heart felt “Welcome to MOE’s!!!”, or the lackadaisical variety you get when the managers are not around.

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    When you’re sliding into first
    And your pants begin to burst
    That’s diarrhea, diarrhea

    When you’re sliding into two
    And your pants are filled with goo
    That’s diarrhea, diarrhea

    When you’re sliding into third
    And you feel a greasy turd
    That’s diarrhea, diarrhea

    When you’re sliding into home
    And your pants are filled with foam
    That’s diarrhea, diarrhea

  3. Demonbeck says:

    Something you would never get on Peachpit.com

    Of course, who wants to hang around an eaten peach and talk politics. Those things are slimy and gross and all the good stuff has done been et.

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