People flock for free food, especially when it's burritos the size of oil tankers. With the grand opening last night of Moe's Southwest Grill at the EpiCentre, visitors bumped elbows as they stood in line for the first (and free) burritos.
Seasoned fans of Homewrecker's, queso, and El Guapo's Infamous Salsa now have a location Uptown to fill their fix. The new franchise location, on the second floor of the complex, features some new and more modern updates compared to the other locations around town.
Most notably, the new location features a 2nd generation Coke machine. With over 10,000 flavor combinations, it's sort of like a robotic soda jerk. After selecting a base flavor like Sprite or Mr. Pibb, you can add supplementary flavors. I made a raspberry Coke, but there are enough options for any kind of Coke cocktail.
On the bottom, the flavors get organized almost like an ink cartridge in a printer. It seems a little gimmicky, but more and more locations are putting them in. And what isn't cool about a computerized soda machine? Manager Steve Taylor predicts they will become a natural part of fast food restaurants.
Taylor also described some health conscious additions to their "Food Wheel," a large ingredient chart right next to the prep station. Along with the regular options, the giant circle proudly lists cage-free chicken, whole grain tortillas, and grilled tofu for those who eat their Tex-Mex conservatively.
The location is also planning a Free Queso Day on July 20. Customers get a free cup (good for sharing) throughout the day.