News Moe's Southwest Grill Beats Chipotle For America's Favorite Mexican Food Chain

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    Moe’s Southwest Grill unseats Chipotle as America's favorite Mexican chain
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    Moe’s Southwest Grill has toppled Chipotle to become America’s new favorite Mexican-inspired fast casual restaurant chain, according to a new poll.


    The 1,900-unit Chipotle Mexican Grill chain, which had topped the last three annual Harris polls, didn’t even finish in the top four. The Denver-based chain has been beset by a number of food-borne illnesses in the last year, including a norovirus outbreak that sickened 386 customers, a salmonella incident that sickened 64 people and e. coli episodes in 11 states that sickened 60 people.

    As a result, sales have decline 30 percent and the company’s shares have dipped 33 percent, to $411.14, in early Friday trading.

    For Moe’s, a 600-unit chain, the first place finish in the Harris poll was its first.Moe’s showed the largest increase in brand equity (13 percent) among all restaurants measured, and demonstrates one of the largest equity increases across all brands assessed, which is significant given the tendency for equity to resist rapid movement.

    If getting knocked out of the top position wasn’t bad enough for Chipotle executives, then the names of the chains that Americans love more than Chipotle should give them pause: Taco Bell finished No. 2 in the poll, with Qdoba Mexican Grill coming in third and Baja Fresh Mexican Grill coming in fourth.

    This story originally appeared on NYPost.com
     
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    Never heard or it, don't have Qdoba either.
     
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    Never heard of it either :dontknow:
     
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    Moe's?!?! WTF? As per Chipotle, I don't step foot in that place anymore! :no:
     
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    Moe's queso dip is pretty good. Nothing else I've had there is more than slightly above average.
     
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    Wow there's actually one near me. Who knew. :dontknow:
     
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    Never heard of one and never been in the other.
     
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    I've heard of Chipotle, but this is Mo's

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    Went to Chipotle one time ever. @Chriza gave me detailed instructions of what to order. He fucked me big time. Hold me!
     
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    Chipotle sucks so fucking hard. I think my friend got Zika virus just walking by one of them last week. Oh, and that Norovirus thing too.
     
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    There's one in Camp Pendelton, who knew?
     
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    There's one in Penn station. Never tried it tho.
     
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    Don't like chipotle. Baja Fresh is the mad notes. Strimps bowl.
     
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    I just did a search on google maps and found three in NYC!! :eek: I guess I'll have to pass by and check it out.
     
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    Jar Heads will eat anything.
     
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    What they need is to put Chick Fil A's all over the place :pissed:
     
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    They closed the two Baja Fresh near me.
     
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    Moes>Chipotle
     
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    :umm:

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