“When you think of the Southwest region in the U.S., you generally think of the four corners—Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. We started there and then pulled in elements from other areas in California and Texas—these locations combined provided the culinary inspiration for the bold menu items that we are testing," said Ciaran Duffy, Moe's executive chef. "Spices and ingredients like adobo, poblano peppers and hatch chiles are featured throughout the menu at The Oasis in addition to classic Moe's concoctions served with our delicious queso and variety of salsas on the Salsa Bar."
The new Oasis design expands on Moe’s class pallet, with added colors and textures reflective of the culture and landscape of the Southwest. A brand hallmark video, The Window to the Southwest, plays in the restaurant.
There are operational improvement as well. The restaurant features a second make-line and dedicated pick-up station for delivery and online ordering.
Moe’s said it is also testing the new items in a Moe’s Sandy Springs, Georgia, location in early 2019, as well as stores in Braselton, Georgia; Phenix City, Alabama, and Moline, Illinois.