TALLAHASSEE — Moe’s Southwest Grill recently opened a new location in the growing Bannerman Crossings shopping center in Bradfordville.
The Bannerman Crossings Moe’s is owned and operated by local franchisee Rob Atkisson who has been with Moe’s since 2002. He operates five additional locations in the Tallahassee area.
Atkisson and his wife, Michelle, are Moe’s veterans. Michelle is part of the management team and has worked Moe’s with since 2006. She handles the accounting and community outreach.
“The Moe’s Tallahassee team is passionate about great food, outstanding customer service and giving back to the community,” Atkisson said. “As our Moe’s franchise grows, we work to ensure our success feeds into the local economy.” The Tallahassee Moe’s six locations employees 20 managers and 130 workers.
Atkisson is a graduate of both Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. He opened Tallahassee’s first Moe’s location – the nation’s 28th – in 2002 on Tennessee Street.
Atkisson earned Moe’s Rookie of the Year award in 2003 and in 2013 his franchises earned the Operational Excellence Award. He has served on the Moe’s Franchisee Advisory Committee for six years and is a member of the Moe’s marketing committee.
“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country,” said Atkisson. “We believe Northeast Tallahassee will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere. We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”
Each of Atkisson’s Moe’s restaurants regularly engage in charity fund-raisers for local organizations. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the new location’s pre-opening events will benefit Boys Town.
Moe’s Southwest Grill was founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently operates 650 franchised locations throughout the US. The name is an acronym for Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers. In all of Moe’s locations, guests will hear music from a specially curated Dearly Departed playlist which pays homage to deceased musicians.