Moe’s Southwest Grill On Track To Plant 10,000 Trees For Earth Day

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moe’s Southwest Grill at 1820 Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, and 5510 Highway 153 in Hixson, is hosting its annual 2017 Cheese for Trees drive on April 1-22, in honor of Earth Day. For every cup or bowl of queso sold in the store during these dates, two trees will be planted.

Catering orders that have queso during April 1-22, will have 50 trees planted per order. Last year, Moe’s had 9,000 trees planted during Cheese for Trees through the nonprofit organization, Trees for the Future (trees.org). This year’s goal is to plant over 10,000 trees. Patrons can keep track of the number of trees donated via the Moe’s digital billboard located at the corner of Gunbarrel Road and Commons Boulevard.

“This is an especially fun time of year as people can watch the billboard on Gunbarrel Road’s tree counter go higher and higher. We are currently on track to plant well over 10,000 trees,” said Trey Koontz, head burrito slinger and operations manager.  Moe’s has partnered with the organization, Trees for the Future, to plant the trees. Trees for the Future was established in 1989 with a mission to provide families with food, income, empowerment, unity, leadership, education and even saves lives through the planting of trees. Since then Trees has planted over 115 million trees in dozens of countries and revitalized hundreds of thousands of acres of soil while changing people’s lives forever.

Moe’s Southwest Grill has two locations in the Chattanooga area, 1820 Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, and 5510 Highway 153 in Hixson. Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast casual Mexican & Tex-Mex restaurant offering fresh, made-to-order Southwest fare in a welcoming environment that rocks. With more than 20 incredibly fresh ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak and organic tofu to create one-of-a-kind meals, Moe’s has everyone covered, from meat lovers to tree huggers to vegetarians and flexitarians. While they are best known for our awesome burritos and world famous queso, their menu also features kids’, vegetarian and low-calorie options – all served with free chips and salsa.



Local Steak n’ Shake Franchise To Raise Approximately $200,000 Toward New Children’s Hospital By 2020

Chattanooga-based Steak n’ Shake franchise, Debo’s Diners, is donating a portion of its sales every Tuesday toward the construction of a new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in addition to providing restaurant guests an opportunity to round up their checks every day of the week as a contribution to the campaign. The Gunbarrel, Hixson, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe and Cleveland locations ... (click for more)

Adelle's Creperie Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Adelle’s Creperie celebrates its one year anniversary at 400 East Main St. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  There will be music by hammered dulcimer player, Dan Landrum, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., plus some special additions to the regular menu.   The featured food and drink specials will be Chicken and Mushroom Crepe with béchamel sauce and Peach Melba ... (click for more)

Mark Wharton Named Vice Chancellor And Director Of Athletics At UTC

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle announced Mark Wharton as the Mocs' new vice chancellor and director of athletics on Tuesday.  A press conference introducing Mr. Wharton is scheduled for  Wednesday, at  2 p.m.  in the Chattanooga Room in the University Center.  Community members, fans and supporters are invited to ... (click for more)

Government Paid Almost $181,000 In Social Security Benefits To Sewanee Man After He Died In 1988; Hawkins Charged With Embezzlement

The Social Security Administration paid almost $181,000 in benefits to a Sewanee man after he died in 1988, federal prosecutors said. The government learned in 2014 that the money designated to Walter Acton was going to a man living in his home at 3932 Jump Off Road - Edward Hawkins. Hawkins has agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement in the case. Prosecutor Perry Piper said ... (click for more)

The Soul Of Chattanooga Is In Trouble

As a child growing up in the Chattanooga area, at an early age I became fascinated with the history that cloaks the city. In those days there was enough pollution to cover the town and its history but that didn't stop tourists from coming to visit Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and the Chickamauga battlefield.     Chattanooga's leadership was not very far sighted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Writing From Bragg Avenue

Far and away, my favorite comment on destroying statues appeared on my Facebook page the other day and, believe it or not, it was the clear-minded Times Free Press Sports Editor Stephen Hargis who penned, “This statue offends me! It must be torn down!” Underneath his fiery words, the long-suffered UT football fan posted a picture of the bronze monument outside of Bryant-Denny stadium ... (click for more)