Moe’s Southwest Grill partners with Childhaven for VIP Night ahead of grand opening


CULLMAN – Moe’s Southwest Grill has partnered with Childhaven for a VIP Night next Wednesday, June 29, from 5-7 p.m. ahead of the restaurant chain’s first Cullman location’s official opening on Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

“When they open a new restaurant they like to partner with a local nonprofit,” said Dr. Jim Wright, executive director of Childhaven.          

“We were recommended as a worthy nonprofit to partner with. We will have a table at the door for donations, which will be a suggested amount of $5. The whole meal will be included, which includes a drink and the food. All of the proceeds get to go to Childhaven,” Wright said.         

Wright also said that this event, coming on the heels of the donation received from Rock the South earlier this month, along with the annual donations from the normal corporate and private parties, really makes it feel like Childhaven is gaining momentum, and as he said, is “helping to re-establish” Childhaven within the growing community.          

Moe’s is interested in immediately making a positive impact on and in the Cullman community.          

“From a corporate perspective, we want to show the community that we are not here to just serve you a burrito,” said Daley Michael with Moe’s Southwest Grill’s marketing department. “We want to become a part of your daily, weekly, monthly routine.”         

The Cullman Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Mark Monroe of Sterling Restaurants, LLC, one of the largest Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisees in the nation. Monroe has been with the brand since 2000 and owns 26 Moe’s locations throughout Georgia and Alabama. He has plans to continue growth in the coming years in both states.          

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Cullman will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Monroe. “We’re eager to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”          

Additionally, the Cullman location is offering free burritos for a year to the first 50 guests in line on Thursday, June 30. The free burritos-for-a-year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for 52 weeks at the Cullman Moe’s. On Saturday, July 9, the celebration will continue with $3 burritos all day and a prize wheel.          

Moe’s is located at 1122 Cullman Shopping Center. It will be open every day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, guests may call 256-251-5099 or visit