WISE COLUMN: Mount Pleasant Moe's Southwest Grill gets part on 'Undercover Boss'
A local Moe's Southwest Grill manager will be featured Friday night on an episode of the TV show “Undercover Boss.”
On the show, filmed at the chain's Mount Pleasant location, general manager Angelisa Bazzle unknowingly shares her hands-on knowledge of the brand with Moe's president Paul Damico.
She shows him how to work the cash register quickly and efficiently, tips for engaging customers and turning them into repeat customers and ideas for product innovation.
Damico also participated in food preparation with a shift supervisor, going on sales calls with a catering director and rolling burritos with a line cook.
Damico was named president of Atlanta-based Moe's Southwest Grill in 2008 after working with companies such as SSP America, FoodBrand LLC and Host Marriott Service Corp.
The show airs at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS.
Prizes at the Pig
Piggly Wiggly is putting its money where its mouth is.
As part of the Charleston-based company's “Local Since Forever” advertising campaign, the grocery chain has launched a giveaway game promotion with more than 500,000 instant prizes and discounts worth more than $1 million.
Each time a customer shops at a participating store through March 5, a shopper will earn a Local Since Forever Giveaway game ticket. For every $50 spent, a customer will earn a bonus ticket. Shoppers can earn up to five tickets per day. There is no limit on how much or how many times a customer can win, but the more one shops, the greater the chances of winning.
Major giveaways include a $20,000 cash grand prize, plus an additional $5,000 for the winner to donate to the local school of his or her choice; five prizes for $5,200 in free groceries for a year; 15 prizes of $2,600 in free gasoline for a year; 50 prizes for $1,000 local getaways; and 1,000 prizes of local food prize packs, which include locally made products carried by Piggly Wiggly from vendors in its service footprint in South Carolina and eastern Georgia.
For more information, visit a Piggly Wiggly store or ThePigGiveaway.net.
Want a free three-inch flatbread sandwich and coffee from Subway's breakfast menu? Then go to myfreebreakfast.com and select a time and day to visit a participating Subway during the sandwich's trial period Jan. 28-Feb. 2.
The egg sandwich choices include bacon, egg and cheese; black forest ham, egg and cheese; and steak, egg and cheese. An egg white option is also available. The promotion is available at Subways in the Carolinas and Augusta.
Also being offered through an online promotion is Bojangles' latest menu item.
Go to www.homestyle tenders.com through Jan. 25 and reserve a date and time to try the restaurant chain's new Homestyle Tenders four-piece snack for free.
The item can be redeemed Jan. 21-27 at participating restaurants.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.