Moe’s Original Bar B Que Coming Soon to Destin

Opening in mid-February, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be located in the former Buck’s Smokehouse at 303 Harbor Blvd. in the heart of Destin. While the decor and beachy atmosphere will remain mostly the same as Buck’s, the menu will feature all of Moe’s Original award-winning classics including daily smoked meats, seafood fresh off the boat and made from scratch, down home sides and desserts. Opening daily for lunch and dinner at 11am, the fast casual restaurant also will offer large party takeout orders as well as full service catering for parties, fundraisers and events. Locals and vacationers will dine indoors in the 50 seat eatery or on the patio while enjoying beer, wine and occasional entertainment. 

“As I grew up spending time in Destin, I knew the Emerald Coast would be the ideal community to run my own restaurant and make our new home,” said Moe’s Original Bar B Que Founding Partner and local Owner/Operator Mike Fernandez. “For this location, I am partnering with Brett Mancuso, who already has a successful Moe’s in Atlanta, and Mike Buckingham, who is allowing us to transform his popular Buck’s Smokehouse. In the future, we plan to open more of our restaurants in the surrounding areas including 30A.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with catfish and a shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional sides and house-made desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. Since 2001, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 65 successful restaurants in 16 states and Mexico.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs at lorrie@moesoriginalbbq.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Marks 15 Successful Years in Business

Vail, Colorado, January, 19, 2017 – Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s prosperous model has proven itself over and over as it rolls into its 16th year in business after recently opening its 50th location in Jackson Hole. In the last few years in 15 states, the fast casual brand has consistently opened seven to nine restaurants annually. From a BBQ concession trailer on the side of the road to $50 million dollar enterprise, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has proven that mentoring and growing from inside of the company works well.

“Growing at an aggressive, yet manageable pace and offering a system that is easy to operate has been important to our ongoing development,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We are located in a world class ski town that attracts enthusiastic workers who fit with our laid back culture. We take pride in providing opportunities and training for our most hardworking employees to lead them to entrepreneurial success while expanding our family of restaurants.”

While all of Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s non-cookie cutter locations tie into the atmosphere of its surrounding communities, utilizing quality recipes and preparing consistent food at a reasonable price is its greatest attribute. Moe’s award-winning menu features pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as catfish, mahi mahi and a shrimp sandwich. Prepared fresh daily, a rotation of 60 traditional Southern sides and house made desserts have become just as popular as the smoked meats.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they were lucky to learn how to fire roast meats from Tuscaloosa BBQ legend Moses Day. It is his distinct style that makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal.

Stay tuned as Moe’s Original Bar B Que has plans soon to commemorate its 15th anniversary milestone across the country with celebrations and giveaways. For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, please contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Meat on PitMoe’s Original Bar B Que is and always will be an evolving concept. As it continues to grow at an aggressive, yet manageable pace, continuity and consistency are key to the continued success. The foundation of the company is the food. Consistently providing top notch cuisine has ultimately been an accomplishment for this brand. From the roadside shack to the 10,000 square foot BBQ, bowling and music venue, the company likes to go with the flow. While not offering a cookie cutter atmosphere, each restaurant has the feel of Moe’s Original, but the character and personality of its local owner and community. Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s team is a family filled with like-minded individuals with common interests and goals driven to succeed through hard work in a team mandated environment.

“We will continue to master the logistics of consistent BBQ and Southern fare, but our concept goes well beyond the food. We strive to make a comfortable environment for every customer who walks through our doors,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We have created a culture that brings people together for great food and good times. While our philosophy begins with the owners, it is shared by the employees and spreads contagiously throughout each and every restaurant.”

Jeff Ben MikeMoe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky. In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. The boys were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Loving the mountains, these entrepreneurs eventually all landed in Vail and refined the cooking skills they had learned over the years. By using fruit wood to smoke the meats fresh daily and accompanying it with two sauces, they knew they had something special. Unlike other BBQ joints, Moe’s Original BBQ doesn’t stop there as Southern style side dishes and desserts are prepared daily from recipes passed down for generations.

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 40 successful restaurants in twelve states with minimal debt. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting at one of the restaurants, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

America’s Top Rib Joint Coming to Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, Virginia, June 15, 2015 Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set to open on Friday, June 26th at 2119 Ivy Road in the former Osaka location. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning Alabama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken while also offering Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich complemented by two unique sauces. Additionally, made from scratch Southern sides and traditional desserts are served fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery are also be available. Providing a family-friendly atmosphere and outdoor patio, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has a full bar, high definition TVs and will soon be a local watering hole for the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a go-to hang out for all UVA sporting events with its proximity to the University campus.

“After discovering the laid back atmosphere, southern hospitality and delicious southern cooking while working at Moe’s Original in Asheville, N.C., we knew that we needed to open this successful fast casual concept in Virginia.” said owners Mike and Ashleigh Abrams. “As Virginia natives with combined years of restaurant service, we are so excited to bring our love of BBQ and Moe’s All Things Southern theme to the wonderful community of Charlottesville.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 37 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH, SC and TN.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open Two More South Alabama Restaurants

1466036_245002952347551_2080258404_nThe highly popular Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be adding two additional ventures to its three other area restaurants in Mobile, Daphne and Orange Beach. Opening in early March with drive thru service, the West Mobile location at 4672 Airport Blvd will be close to the University of South Alabama and the airport. Located in the heart of Foley at 20733 Miflin Road, this new eatery will start to serve customers in April. At both locations, guests can expect the menus to be the same as the other locations with the famous Alabama-style hand pulled pork, smoked chicken wings, turkey, fried shrimp and catfish, Memphis-style dry rubbed ribs and more, not to mention the favorite southern sides made from scratch daily. The design of both locations will have repurposed materials including reclaimed barn wood and oxidized tin that will give a rustic look to make each spot feel like they’ve been there forever. While both BBQ joints are family friendly, there will also be full bars complete with bushwackers, Alabama beers and more for the adults!

“We are very excited about the opening of these new restaurants and expanding our company’s reach in Baldwin and Mobile counties,” said co-owner Mark White. “Additionally, we plan on using as much fresh local seafood and produce as possible in all of this area’s stores.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Today, with 35 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Almost Open in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

IMG_4265The anticipated opening of Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set for early February at 1898 Kamar Plaza. Serving up the popular Southern Soul Food Revival well known across the state and country, the affordable quick service restaurant will also offer its fresh from the pit meats and down home sides as take out, not to mention a robust catering service serving the greater Steamboat Springs area. Open daily from 11am-9pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will capture the commercial west side lunch crowds while afternoon and evening hours will accommodate after-work customers with a full service bar, cheap beers, Colorado craft brews, and happy hour from 2-6pm. With easy in/out access and a ton of parking available, year-round North Routt recreation traffic and summer sports tournament tourists will be effortlessly accommodated.

“In a resort town that caters to visitors, Steamboat locals can often feel squeezed out of their own community during peak ski and summer tourist seasons,” said co-owner Chris Gander. “Since all of the Steamboat owners are long-time locals for several generations, we want to serve our fellow residents what they deserve and crave, reasonably-priced food and cheap beers in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the resort madness of Ski Town USA.”

Housed in a remodeled 7-Eleven location, the 2,585 sq. feet restaurant is designed for quick, delicious dining in a laid back place with local style. With many candid pictures of local skiing and daily life decorating the walls, there will also be some quirky oddball items that reflect the owners’ personalities. A dark brick wall with a giant pig and warm cypress wood panels squarely frame the bar and dining area that includes several six-person booths and multiple high and low tables. There is a giant chalkboard wall for kids to enjoy as well as a garage door that opens the dining area to an enjoyable patio outside.

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by Daily Meal and USA Today. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Today, with 34 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Announce Room Giveaway to Panic en la Playa

Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 present a contest to win a room for two to Panic en la Playa featuring four nights of Widespread Panic on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on January 24-28th, 2015. One lucky winner and a guest will receive a double occupancy hotel room and event wristbands. The contest runs online starting today at noon through midnight on December 13th at www.panicenlaplaya.com/moes with the winner announced on December 16th.

“The partnership began with Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s founding partner Mike Fernandez as he has been judging a wing sauce contest for the last three years at la Playa with Widespread Panic keyboard player JoJo Hermann as part of the trip’s daytime activities,” said Cloud 9’s Nate Sadler. “For the second year, we are excited to offer a lucky winner and their guest a room at this ultimate vacation.”

Cloud 9 presents a four night musical adventure of Widespread Panic on the beach in the Dominican Republic on January 24-28th. Guests will live like rock royalty as they indulge in all that the all-inclusive Hard Rock resort has to offer. By day, relax at one of the 12 expansive pools, swim in the ocean, hang out with friends, get a massage, eat and drink as much as you want at multiple restaurants and bars or take part in one of many activities or excursions. By night, the stage will be set right on the beach for a full two-set show of Widespread Panic for four nights. Additionally, late night stage has music from the Playa Allstars (Col. Bruce Hampton, George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie, Randall Bramblett and Grant Green, Jr.) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Additionally, guests will be treated to special poolside acoustic sets from Bloodkin. For additional information about Panic en la Playa, head to www.panicenlaplaya.com.

Respected sextet Widespread Panic is a legendary national touring force and continues to break attendance records in major venues across the country. Panic’s live performances have become legendary and the symbiotic relationship between the artist and their fans is something to behold. Never losing sight of giving back, the band continues to organize food drive events at their concerts. The band’s annual Tunes for Tots concerts have raised well over one million dollars for its program which helps public schools buy musical instruments for their students. For additional information about Widespread Panic, visit www.widespreadpanic.com.

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by Daily Meal and USA Today.  Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 34 locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH, SC and TN. The popular fast casual restaurant features an award-winning all things Southern BBQ experience. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For additional information, interviews, photos or a press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Plans to Expand in South Portland, Maine

4 wayMoe’s Original Bar B Que will start smokin’ its award-winning Alabama-style BBQ in South Portland at 209 Western Ave in early October. Conveniently located between I-95 and I-295 on Western Avenue near a large number of businesses, the new fast-casual dining option will be open daily with distinctive menu selections and home-style sides without breaking the budget. The family friendly restaurant will also feature signature Haul-It-Home packs for families to enjoy as well as full service catering for the greater Portland area.

Set up for counter service, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will also have a 12 seat, full premium bar which will be perfect for folks wanting to unwind after the workday. In addition to the bar, seating for 60 will include two booths, several low-top tables and a couple of high-top bar tables.  There will also be a patio for outdoor dining.

“I am really excited to bring Moe’s Original style of BBQ to South Portland where we realize the bar is set high,” said owner Dewey Hasbrouck. “Our consistent great food, Southern hospitality, speed of service, and lower price point will add a slightly different dining out experience to the existing food market.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by Daily Meal and USA Today. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. The popular restaurant serves up a Southern Soul Food Revival with not only fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts made from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Adventures Announce Trip Giveaway to Jam Cruise 13

Jam cruiseMoe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Adventures present a contest to win a trip for two to Jam Cruise 13. This musical adventure of a lifetime travels aboard a luxurious cruise ship to exotic ports from January 6-11, 2015. One lucky winner and a guest will receive a $1000 flight voucher, double occupancy balcony cabin, one night hotel stay and two tickets to the pre-show in Miami. The contest runs online starts Wednesday, August 6th at noon ET and runs through midnight ET on September 30th. The winner will be announced by October 6th. To enter, visit www.jamcruise.com/moes. There is no purchase necessary and one entry available per person.

“In addition to the contest, we are also excited to have Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s founding partner Mike Fernandez as a featured late night chef,” said Cloud 9’s Nate Sadler. “Moe’s Original Bar B Que will also sponsor a sauce contest where Mike will be a judge along with one of the featured musicians.”

Cloud 9 Adventures presents the absolutely unique Jam Cruise music adventure of 5 sun-drenched days and cool, starry nights filled with melodic fantasies coming true. While traveling to exotic ports on a luxury cruise liner,  Cloud 9 Adventures guests will share unforgettable shows from 25+ of the top bands in the live music scene including Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, The Word, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, G. Love & Special Sauce, Lettuce, Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires, John Scofield Uberjam Band, Snarky Puppy and many more. Attendees will be up close and personal with each artist, enjoying shows at multiple venues on board, with intricate workshops and fun activities going on all the time including outrageous all-star jams in the famous “Jam Room” and discos. For more information about Jam Cruise, visit www.jamcruise.com.

Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 31 locations in AL, CA, CO, GA, ME, NC, SC and TN. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in America, the popular fast casual restaurant features a Southern Soul Food Revival featuring recipes passed down for generations. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For additional information, interviews, photos or a press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open in Pawleys Island, SC

10562933_493246694140323_3235942459551017629_nPawleys Island, July 31, 2014 – Located on Highway 17 at 12827 Ocean Highway, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open its first lowcountry restaurant on August 27th. With an open kitchen layout and a full premium bar, guests can sit inside or on the covered, screened porches to feast on the legendary Alabama-style BBQ and traditional Southern sides. This barrier island restaurant will offer a carefree feel for everyone from families to visitors to come eat a great meal while watching a game or enjoying live music on weekends.

“The Moe’s brand is known for its leisurely, laid-back atmosphere and we knew it would be the perfect for Pawleys Island’s way of life,” said owner Meg Lonon. “Since I have come here for vacation my whole life, I chose this location because I love the area and we have always wanted live and raise our kids here.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by Daily Meal and USA Today. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. The popular restaurant serves up a Southern Soul Food Revival with not only fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts from recipes passed down for generations.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.