Moe’s Southwest Grill

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I go to Altamonte Springs

Food

Homewrecker – $6.49 (Moe’s Monday special price – any burrito, chips, and a drink)

Served with your choice of protein in a flour or whole-grain tortilla with your choice of toppings including sour cream and guacamole.

Moe’s has a special every Monday that allows you to choose any burrito with any protein plus you get a drink with your meal for only $6.49. Being the savvy spender I am, I choose the largest most expensive burrito they have, the Homewrecker. It comes with everything you want at no extra charge, including guacamole. While this seems like a great deal for your wallet, remember to watch how much you eat. According to Moe’s Nutrition Calculator, my white tortilla, with black beans, rice, steak, mushrooms, corn salsa, black olives, sour cream, guacamole, and chipotle ranch rings in at a whopping 1250 calories, with 65 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 85 mg of cholesterol, 1980 mg of sodium, 116 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fiber, and 44 grams of protein.  This doesn’t even include the chips and salsa. Luckily I chose water as my beverage so I’m saving calories from sugar there.

Now let’s play around a bit:

  • Whole wheat tortilla instead of white: 20 less calories, 1 less gram of fat and saturated fat, same cholesterol, 750 mg extra sodium, 4 less grams of carbohydrates, 6 more grams of fiber, and 1 more gram of protein
  • Chicken instead of steak: 10 less calories, 2 less grams of fat, 1 less gram of saturated fat, 20 extra mg of cholesterol, 40 less mg of sodium, 2 less grams of carbohydrates, same fiber, and 4 more grams of protein.
  • No chipotle ranch: 300 less calories, 31 less grams of fat, 5 less grams of saturated fat, 15 less mg of cholesterol, 300 less mg of sodium, 4 less grams of carbohydrates, same fiber, and 1 less gram of protein.
    • This shows you just how much a creamy sauce can change your meal’s nutrition. Can’t live without it? Get some on the side so you control how much is used.

Other suggestions:

  • Eat only half and save the rest for lunch the next day or go with a friend and split one.
  • Order the same thing but a junior burrito to cut back on calories, carbohydrates, and sodium.

Note:

  • Prices and participation will vary depending on your Moe’s so check online or call first to get all of the details
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2 thoughts on “Moe’s Southwest Grill

  1. This price is not a national price for Moe’s Southwest. It changes from franchise to franchise. They also carefully word the conditions: burrito, chips, and salsa
    Not all places include a drink. The price can get as high as $7.99 for a standard burrito, chips, and a drink. Often the chips are not “bottomless” or unlimited. They are one small serving of chips only and they do not state that on their flyers or posters. Also, it is the standard burritos, not the specials they run frequently.

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    • Yes, not all chain restaurants will offer the same deals everywhere which is why I have the link to find one near you and it lists the specials such as Moe’s Monday, the price, and what it includes (drinks or not). I don’t think I mentioned the chips being unlimited although they are at the Moe’s I purchase from. And even if it is $7.99 for Moe’s Monday at a particular franchise it should be cheaper that buying a Homewrecker at that location on any other day which is a good deal.

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