Moe's Southwest Grill is Hiring a Chief Taco Officer

Do you have what it takes to eat tacos all day?

By Ethan L. Johns
April 03, 2018

Image: Moe’s Southwest Grill

Tired of crunching numbers in a cubicle when you could be crunching hard shell tacos? Sick of sliding around in a desk chair when you could be slicing meat off a hot spit? Well, friend, it just might be time for a career change into a more taco-friendly industry.

Luckily for you, Moe’s Southwest Grill is now hiring a Chief Taco Officer (CTO, not to be confused with Chief Technology Officer) to travel around the country promoting the company and handing out free samples of its newest product, the “Three Amigos Tacos.”

In a description posted to Monster, Moe’s outlined the gig (it’s not really a job, but a pretty snazzy contest) in detail. Naturally, Chief Taco Officer candidates must prove that they possess a healthy (or maybe even an unhealthy) fanaticism for tacos. They must have some social media skills and be free to travel across the U.S. in a food truck for two weeks in June.

If that sounds like you, you have to sign up for the Moe’s app and become a rewards member, then use either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell the company why you would be the perfect CTO, using the hashtag #MoesCTOContest. Fans will vote on finalists and winners.

The job comes with some pretty epic perks, most notably the freedom to eat as many freakin’ tacos as you can stomach. You’ll also get a two week vacation with accommodations and the “VIP seat” in the taco truck—also known as “shotgun.” Uniform will be provided and the CTO will get a budget of $1,000 to spend as you please.

"We wanted to take [our brand] engagement to the next level and there is no better way to do that than appoint our biggest taco fanatic to Chief Taco Officer and help spread the word about for our newest menu item,” said Moe’s President Bruce Schroder in a statement.

According to Moe’s culinary team, the Three Amigos Tacos are a trio of tacos—one with chicken, one with steak, one with carnitas—that are served on corn tortillas, then garnished with pickled red onions, queso fresco, avocado crema, cilantro and shredded cabbage.

Keep an eye out for the company’s Taco Tour, which kicks off with the newly-named Chief Taco Officer at the helm on June 1st.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns