Over 350 people stopped by the Moe’s in Mahwah last week to meet NY Jets Defensive End Muhammad Wilkerson, who the restaurant’s owners say was on hand for two hours signing autographs, taking pictures with fans, and grabbing a bite to eat.
“It was awesome - mostly because he was a really cool kid and a superstar in the making,” Moe’s owner Lee DiPrizito said of the event, which was set up in conjunction with Wilkerson’s management agency Rise Talent. Attendees spent $30 in food and drink in order to get a professional photo with Mo and two autographs.
Wilkerson even Tweeted about the experience “Headed to Moe’s in Mahwah” last Tuesday before he arrived, and a photo of his feet on a plane heading “back to Jersey” before the event.
The tag line of the celeb– “At Moe's we like to align ourselves with the best of the best to continue to help us promote a healthy, fresh, dining experience that cannot be matched in value.”
DiPrizito, who has previously hosted athletes like Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni and NY Giants Running Back David Wilson said he hopes to host more events like this in the future.
“Stay tuned for more [promotions like this] in 2014,” he said.
Photos courtesy Rise Talent Management and Moe's Southwest Grill.