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Moe’s Southwest Grill temporarily closes in south Fargo, no reopening date given

A spokesperson for Focus Brands, the company which owns Moe's Southwest Grill, confirmed the temporary closure to The Forum.

Moe's Southwest Grill in south Fargo is seen here Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The restaurant is temporarily closed.
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FARGO — Moe’s Southwest Grill, located at 2511 Kirsten Lane in south Fargo, is temporarily closed.

The restaurant had a “Closed today” sign hung on the door Tuesday afternoon, June 21. Tables had been turned upside down and pushed towards the windows.

Responding to a tip from a reader, The Forum inquired regarding the closing with both the local franchisee as well as Moe’s corporate office. A spokesperson from Focus Brands, the company which owns Moe’s Southwest Grill, confirmed the temporary closure via email. “A number of factors go into the decision to temporarily close a location,” the spokesperson said.

According to Moe’s website , the company has 684 restaurants in the United States. That figure includes the Fargo location, which is still listed on the website.

Moe’s was originally founded in 2000 in Atlanta. The company now falls under the corporate umbrella of Atlanta-based Focus Brands. Focus Brands also encompasses Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Jamba Juice, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s.


The spokesperson did not indicate when the restaurant would reopen.

Fans of southwest fare residing in the area aren’t without other options, however. A Chipotle Mexican Grill recently opened nearby at 3061 25th St. S.

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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