Moe’s Southwest Grill opens near Hauppage

August 13, 2012 by  

Hauppage and Smithfield have another new entry on the dining scene. Moe’s Southwest Grill opened this past week, occupying the building that was once home to Country Diner and Restaurant.

Located at 77 Route 111, the eatery is in a prime location, according to owner, Bill Mullaney. This is the second Moe’s to open in the area. In April, the popular chain opened a restaurant in nearby Commack in the Target shopping center on Veterans Highway.

Based out of Atlanta, the quick-serve venue is known for pop culture references on its menu. Numerous Tex-Mex style and traditional Mexican fare restaurants make their home in this part of Long Island. However, Mullaney believes his venture will attract plenty of customers in its core demographic, high school students and small families. Mullaney said:

“It’s a big location, it’s a nice location, it’s in the middle of everything, really – Hauppauge High School, Smithtown East, Smithtown West, it’s right next to [Route] 25A and it’s on [Route] 111, a very, very busy street.”

In addition to expanded employment opportunities for local residents, new restaurants also offer expanded customer possibilities for local businesses. From food distributors that supply industrial kitchens to print companies that offer flyer printing for ad circulars, the opening of Moe’s Southwest Grill is a welcome development. The restaurant’s opening also fills one more building at the Uncle Giuseppi’s shopping center, an event much applauded by the other commercial residents.

Moe’s Southwest Grill is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.