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Barberitos Wants to Cater Your Next Event

Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina has catering options to accommodate all kinds of gatherings, from holiday and birthday parties to game-day celebrations and more. Barberitos catering provides a farm fresh alternative to the traditional take-out options of most restaurants. Its catering menu offers something for everyone, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices, and features chargrilled chicken, grass-fed beef, fresh vegetables, and made in-house daily salsas and guacamole. And true to the Barberitos promise of great service, a group of highly trained employees will deliver and set up your catering on site, ensuring the same high quality service found in any Barberitos location. Barberitos catering menu features many different options to fit every budget and need of a customer. The menu offers burrito box lunches, burrito platters, or the very popular build-your-own bar. Choose from a taco, nacho, salad, or fajita bar and give guests the ability to personalize and build their own entrée. Enjoy free chips and freshly made salsa with every order! Barberitos has 56 signed restaurant locations, 38 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida. For catering and pricing information, please contact your local Barberitos.
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Barberitos: Bigger Than a Burrito, “Changing the world one burrito at a time”

For the past 14 years, Barberitos has been home to “Big Burritos” and “Farm Fresh Ingredients.” These well-known monikers have helped the popularity of the brand to grow immensely. The franchise has expanded from one Downtown Athens, GA location into 56 franchised locations to date and 14 more signed to open in the near future. While the big burritos and farm fresh ingredients will always be apart of Barberitos, the Southwestern franchise is ready to share what the culture of Barberitos is really about. Many may wonder what sets Barberitos apart from other Southwestern quick serve restaurants in the industry. Though the made in-house daily salsas, chips, and proteins may play an instrumental part in differentiating the establishments, the franchise likes to think the biggest difference is that all franchised locations are locally owned and operated. Barberitos believes that being locally owned helps create ties and make an impact on each individual community. Every month, all Barberitos locations strive to live “Bigger Than a Burrito.” Bigger than a Burrito is what the franchise likes to call it’s community involvement and spontaneous random acts of kindness. This initiative is meant to show that the Barberitos culture is more than just about making burritos, but it is also about giving back. Each Barberitos host percentage nights throughout the month to help raise money for local organizations, schools, or others who are in need. Food donations, sponsorships, and cash donations are additional ways that Barberitos owners try to give back to the community. Barberitos makes it a point to invest in the community, but in the people of its community, as well. Many Barberitos owners have made it a priority to offer local jobs to their area. The franchise believes strongly in the investment and development of the younger generation; Barberitos provides an after school environment for kids to learn and grow their skills beyond the classroom. Food preparation, interpersonal communication, management, and relationship building skills are a few of the things an individual will become experienced in at Barberitos. When an individual dines at Barberitos, they are not only benefiting the local establishment, but also the local community as well. Each burrito sold helps give back to the people, organizations, and schools of each local area. At the end of the day can a burrito change the world? Barberitos thinks it can, one burrito at a time.
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Barberitos 0% Waste Initiative

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(Athens, Ga.) Barberitos is excited to announce the current steps the franchise has taken in developing a 0% waste store and becoming more Eco-Friendly. Starting February 2014, all Barberitos locations began serving refreshments in new, clear polypropylene drink cups that are 100% recyclable. Studies have shown that the recycling of plastics help conserve energy and natural resources. Barberitos made the decision to switch from foam to plastic cups in an effort to become more green conscious and environmentally friendly. On April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day, Barberitos is offering a free drink to all customers who bring in their recyclable Barberitos cup. As for paper, Barberitos uses 100% recycled brown napkins. They have also switched to compostable deli paper and recycled paper to go bags. Founder and CEO, Downing Barber, took the intiative even further by introducing composting in his Five Points location in Athens, GA. Composting has many benefits for the environment, the process helps reduce the amount of air pollution that occurs when disposing of organic scraps. Compost also improves air quality. A decrease in landfill space is the main reason for the introduction of composting into the store. The franchise has always supported the “Farm to Table” initiative and now would like to continue the cycle by returning the food waste back to the environment to grow new plants. Barberitos plans to introduce the first 0% waste restaurant in July 2014. They are also looking into more green ways to operate. Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 52 signed restaurant locations, 37 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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Barberitos Jacksonville, FL Now Open!

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(Athens, Ga.) Barberitos is pleased to announce that the newest addition to the franchise, Barberitos Jacksonville, is now open! The store opened its doors April 15, 2014 at 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway. The restaurant is locally owned and operated by current franchisees Chris Manus and Hudson Wade. “We are excited to embark on opening our third Barberitos location, says Manus. “Jacksonville is a great city that we look forward to serving with the best, farm fresh burritos in the industry.” The Jacksonville Barberitos location is the 37th store to open its doors and the 6th franchise co-owned by these two partners. Come out Friday, April 18th for lunch and celebrate the opening with 97.9 KISS FM. There will be free giveaways and the freshest food in Jacksonville! Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 52 signed restaurant locations, 37 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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Barberitos Draws the Attention of Masters Winner, Bubba Watson

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What is the first stop the 2012 Masters winner makes when getting to Augusta, GA for his run at a 2nd title? Barberitos Southwest Grille and Cantina, of course! The franchise was ecstatic to see a tweet from the likes of such a well-respected athlete on Friday, August 4th. The Masters Champ tweeted “Gotta start the trip to Augusta off right with @BarberitosPepe!! #BurritosAllWeek.” Barberitos burritos are packed with protein and the choice of 32 fresh ingredients; a combination that is sure to fuel an athlete like Bubba Watson in the week ahead. The Masters are being held at Augusta National Golf Club April 7th-13th. There have been talks of Watson being a favorite to win the tournament this year and Barberitos is proud to be apart of his week in Augusta. Founder and CEO, Downing Barber, even had a proposition for Bubba Watson on his twitter feed on Friday, “@bubbawatson That's what we like to hear! The CEO, Downing Barber, says he will drive to Augusta to personally make them for you ALL week!” The restaurant is located at 1151 Agerton Lane and is welcoming all those visiting for the championship this week. Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 52 signed restaurant locations, 37 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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Barberitos Announces Franchise Expansion

In recent weeks, Barberitos finalized its 2013 Yearly Sales Report. The company experienced record-breaking growth for the year with a remarkable 25% system-wide sales increase. Barberitos is committed to its plans of expansion and growth into the New Year with the announcement of 7 new store contracts signed in January. The company has now launched past the 50-store mark with 54 signed franchise locations and more than 15 commitments as of February 14, 2014. Barberitos contributes its boost in success to the company’s continued dedication to fresh food in the fast-casual market. Barberitos prepares its food in-house daily with only the finest ingredients that are brought in each morning. Health has been a trending initiative in the past years and Barberitos makes it a priority to provide healthy ingredients to its customers. The culture at Barberitos is all about a dedication to fresh food. Barberitos understands the diversity of it customers and the different needs they may have. All Barberitos locations serve vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options as well as a menu consisting of 7 meals under 7 grams of fat to ensure that the menu will satisfy the health requirements of most consumers. Barberitos has over 25 Franchisees that have helped the company develop into what it has become in its 14 years of business. With every Franchisee’s dedication to the success and the betterment of their local communities, Barberitos has been able to create strong ties to the cities we serve. A strong commitment is what Barberitos stands for and why the company is seeing such positive growth in its organization. Barberitos is searching for new franchisees to join the culture of the Barberitos Family. As a fast-growing company, with low franchise fees and total start-up costs, Barberitos is a great investment. The Barberitos support team has experienced professionals that have knowledge about franchising. The Barberitos team is continuously working to ensure our franchisees have all the tools they need to thrive in the industry. If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, visit the website at www.Barberitos.com/franchising.
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Barberitos Eater’s Choice Awards Contest

Barberitos wants to know, how do you roll? For years the company has asked the question, now is the chance for customers to let them know through the Eater’s Choice Awards contest. Until February 21st customers can submit their custom-built burrito by listing their favorite ingredients and giving the burrito a unique name. On March 3rd, three entries will be selected and served on the Barberitos Menu at all locations for a month. The entry that is purchased the most at the end of the month will have their custom-built burrito served in every Barberitos restaurant for an additional month. If that isn’t exciting enough, the lucky winner will also receive Free Barberitos for a Year and an iPad Air. To enter, a customer can visit their local Barberitos location and fill out a form that is available near the register or fill out the online version at www.Barberitos.com. Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 49 signed restaurant locations, 36 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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Barberitos Sales Growth Rockets Past National Brands in 2013

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Barberitos Franchising, Inc. sales and growth have rocketed in 2013 to new levels. Barberitos has experienced its best year for sales growth in the history of the company. In the year of 2013, the company propelled upwards of 25.10 percent increase in sales from 2012 and same store sales up over 7%. Figure 1, extracted from Nation’s Restaurant News, displays the system-wide sales growth for Barberitos competitors. “ I am very proud of the hard work we have dedicated to the brand. The fruits of our labors are paying off. We have big plans at Barberitos and beating the national brands is one of them. At Barberitos, we are striving to keep our focus on the customer and farm fresh products, one burrito at the time. We have a great system, with excellent Operator’s committed to producing farm fresh food with excellent customer service,” says Downing Barber, Founder. Barberitos is blown away to see our yearly sales percentages increases surpass that of the national brands. Barberitos same store sales also finished the year strong with a 7.07 percent increase in sales from 2012, showing consistent excellence among the 37 locations. At Barberitos, we attribute our success to our dedication to farm fresh, high quality food with ridiculously high standards. Barberitos food mission is to serve fresh, all natural products, with no hormones, that is customized by the customer right in front of them. We don’t hide anything; it’s in your face. Barberitos only char-grilles it’s fresh all natural hormone free chicken breast, no thigh meat here, unlike our competitors. We also char-grill sirloin grass fed beef each morning, as well. We take pride in selecting our fresh produce each morning, preparing in house from scratch, and serving our customers with a smile. We offer 32 farm fresh ingredients each day for our customers to customize any way they like in the form of a burrito, taco, salad, nachos, or burrito bowl. Barberitos has also researched and developed a much more healthier menu than its competitors. Barberitos offers a Gluten Free menu, 7 meals under 7 grams of fat menu and prepares all its vegetables vegan style, with no added fats or animal products. In 2013, Barberitos accepted many awards. Barberitos was voted “Athens Best Burrito” for the 11th straight year; this award is voted on by the public. Barberitos has all the major competitors in Athens. Barberitos was also featured in Quick Serve Restaurant’s July 2013 issue “Best Franchise Deals.” This award was based on sales verses startup cost. Barberitos was picked as one of four “Rising Stars” on the horizon in the fast-casual sector. Our efforts to provide healthier, fresh alternatives to the typical fast-casual restaurants and our involvement in our community have helped Barberitos create a loyal following. We would like to say a big thank you to our frequent rollers for contributing to Barberitos outstanding 2013! In the year 2014, our customers will be in for new products, new locations, and as always, fresh Southwestern food. Through a system wide, commitment to be the best in the burrito industry, Barberitos efforts are paying off, not only in stores sales increases, but also in brand awareness as well. Barberitos is well on its way to becoming the best burrito industry.
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Barberitos Announces New Menu Item

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork is joining char-grilled chicken, steak, tofu, ground beef and fish to become the sixth protein to be offered at Barberitos Southwestern Grille& Cantina. The new menu item will hit locations on February 25th of this year. After slow roasting, the Boston Butt is fork tender and ready to be added to any of the franchises delectable menu options such as burritos, tacos, nachos, or quesadillas. Knowing that quality and flavor are important to Barberitos consumers, Barberitos wanted to introduce a high quality protein that was prepared fresh daily and seasoned with an exclusive Barberitos Pork Rub. Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 49 signed restaurant locations, 36 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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Barberitos Gets the Season Rolling

(Athens, Ga.) Barberitos will get the season rolling on November 18, 2013 with some great offers to celebrate the holidays. Holiday themed gift certificates will be available for purchase at participating local stores. These will be great stocking stuffers for your closest family and friends. For every $20 purchased in gift certificates, a customer will receive a free meal on their next visit. Also, Barberitos will be offering catering for all of your holiday parties. To learn more about Barberitos catering, contact your local store for more information. Barberitos has always embraced a philosophy that focused on community involvement. At Barberitos, Bigger than a Burrito is a campaign to help the community whether through a charitable donation or through time spent bettering the community. In light of the the holdiays, Barberitos is looking to celebrate the season of giving. December 1st-31st, Barberitos will be hosting a canned food drive to collect non-perishable items for local food banks in the community. Boxes will be located in each of the participating stores for customers to make donations throughout the month of December. Barberitos is a quick service restaurant offering fresh, made in-house food that is customized and made to order. Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos are their specialties. Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the high quality cuts of steak, and choice ground beef. Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, salad dressings, rice, beans, char grilled meats, chips, and dips are made from scratch each day. Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven grams of fat including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads. Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people. Barberitos has 49 signed restaurant locations, 35 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, and Florida. For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com
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