Moe’s Southwest Grill® Strengthens Leadership Team

The addition of these two new vice presidents completes the Moe's Southwest Grill leadership tea

Today Moe’s Southwest Grill® announced the hiring of two new senior leaders: Annica Conrad, Vice President of Marketing and Mike Smith, Vice President of Operations.

“Moe’s is currently in the middle of a transformation, and we are committed to revitalizing the brand through improved operations and brand positioning in the marketplace, Annica and Mike have a combined 40+ years of restaurant operations and consumer marketing experience, and with their expertise and leadership, I am confident in the brand’s forward momentum.”

said Tory Bartlett, Chief Brand Officer of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Annica Conrad joins Moe’s from FAT Brands where she most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer of the QSR Division.

Annica brings a strong understanding of consumer marketing, having worked at the enterprise level at FAT Brands, supporting an international portfolio of five brands with over 1,400 locations.

Mike Smith served as the COO of Taziki’s for the past two years, successfully overseeing in-restaurant technology, training, supply chain and purchasing and store support teams.

Working at Hooters and Taziki’s throughout his career, Mike has over 20 years of experience in restaurant operations.

In March 2022, Moe’s Southwest Grill announced Tory Bartlett as Chief Brand Officer. Most recently, Tory served as the Schlotzsky’s Chief Brand Officer, leading the brand to a record growth year in 2021.

The addition of these two new vice presidents completes the Moe’s Southwest Grill leadership team. Both Annica and Mike report directly to Tory and will lead all marketing and operations functions for Moe’s Southwest Grill.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill®

Welcome to Moe’s!® Founded in 2000 and based in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves high quality and fresh southwestern food. Moe’s has an extensive variety of menu items to please the entire family – from burritos to specialty items like quesadillas, nachos and stacks.

Whether you visit one of the 650+ franchised locations across 38 states or have us cater your next event, free chips and salsa come with every order.

About Focus Brands

Atlanta-based Focus Brands® is a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands.

Focus Brands, through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 6,400 restaurants, cafes, ice cream shoppes, and bakeries in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and over 55 foreign countries under the Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Jamba®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, McAlister’s Deli®, and Schlotzsky’s® brand names, as well as the Seattle’s Best Coffee® brand on certain military bases and in certain international markets.
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