Top 8 Moe's Southwest Grill Hacks
Start writing a post

Top 8 Moe's Southwest Grill Hacks

Helpful hacks from a former employee to save you time and money.

Top 8 Moe's Southwest Grill Hacks

There has always been a never-ending debate between Moe's Southwest Grill and Chipotle. While both feature similar food, Moe's has many more options as far as menu items and added toppings. The greater menu diversity and the delicious queso are a few of the reasons why many Tex-Mex food fanatics flock to Moe's instead of Chipotle. However, some Moe's customers get confused between menu items or they do not know the best ways to take advantage of certain deals. Coming from a former Moe's employee, here are some insider hacks to help you get the most out of your money at your favorite Tex-Mex destination.

1. If you want a burrito without guacamole, do not order a Homewrecker.

This is the biggest confusion I would notice as an employee. A Homewrecker burrito is simply a Joey Bag of Donuts but with guacamole. Therefore, if you prefer to not have guacamole on your burrito, order a Joey Bag of Donuts instead with your meat of choice.

2. The tofu is considered a meat.

For all the vegetarian Tex-Mex lovers out there, this is important to note. Moe's considers tofu to be meat/protein. Therefore, if you order tofu with your favorite menu item, you will be charged the same price as chicken or beef. If you are on a budget, order the meatless version of the menu item of your choice. This would be called an Art Vandalay for a burrito, Personal Trainer for a salad, Super Kingpin for a quesadilla, Julia Guilia for a stack, Unanimous Decision for a taco, Ruprict for nachos, and a Band Camp for a burrito bowl.

3. Monday is always the best day to go to Moe's.

The famous Moe Monday is forever a favorite of mine. Different locations will vary in their specific Moe Monday deal, however, most of them include any type of burrito or burrito bowl at a discounted price possibly with a free drink. If you are like me and you crave nachos most of the time, you can make Moe Monday still work for you. First, order an Earmuffs burrito bowl with all your favorite toppings. Instead of guacamole, ask them for queso in a cup on the side. When it gets down to the chip warmer, ask for a full basket of chips. After paying, simply dump the burrito bowl on top of the chips and layer on the queso. If you would rather not have all your ingredients be mixed together, ask for the toppings to be put in separate cups. However, I recommend only requesting separate cups if it is not during peak meal times.

4. A burrito can be grilled upon request.

This is something I definitely did not know before working at Moe's. Having your burrito grilled is perfect for customers that want a stack, but don't want to pay extra for it. You can even order the Homewrecker burrito with queso on the side instead of the guacamole that usually comes with it.

5. For the freshest and hottest ingredients, go after the lunch rush.

While Moe's always has fresh ingredients at every time of the day, in between the lunch and dinner rush is usually when the employees restock and replenish the line. This way, you can have chicken or steak that was most likely just cooked on the grill.

6. For a burrito bowl without guacamole, order a naked Joey Bag of Donuts.

This will save you the cost of accidentally getting charged for guacamole if you did not get it put on your bowl. While the cashier usually tries to be sure you do not get charged if you did not get guacamole, mistakes sometimes do happen. So, remember if you do not want guacamole, order a Joey Back of Donuts and not a Homewrecker.

7. If you are not super hungry, order a junior version.

Not only is the junior version smaller but it costs less as well. You can get a junior version of any burrito or order it naked to have it as a burrito bowl instead. You can also order a kid's meal if you really are not feeling too hungry. While not all Moe's locations will let you order a kid's meal, it is worth a shot to ask. The kid's meal even comes with a small drink and a cookie.

8. Extra chips are free if you ask for them.

Chips are always free at Moe's. However, a lot of people do not realize that you can request more chips after you have finished your first basket, free of charge. You can even ask for a larger cup and take your favorite salsa home with you or ask to take home an extra bag of chips.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments