Barberitos Introduces New Owner for Savannah and Statesboro Locations

SAVANNAH, Ga. & STATESBORO, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2021) – Barberitos, a fast-casual burrito restaurant with more than 50 locations across the Southeast, is excited to announce Joe Hunt as its newest Barberitos owner. Hunt, who has vast experience in the fast-casual restaurant industry and will expand Barberitos’ reach, will lead the Savannah and Statesboro locations.

“Barberitos is proud to welcome Joe as the newest member of our team,” said Barberitos Founder and CEO Downing Barber. “As an industry veteran, Joe’s experiences and knowledge are impressive. We look forward to watching him impact the community and grow our brand.”

Hunt brings a great deal of experience, having served as Zaxby’s VP of Franchise Relations, as well as owned and operated other franchise brands.

“Barberitos has been a brand I have admired from afar for many years,” said Hunt. “I have always been impressed with their commitment to the community and dedication to their mission while serving fresh, high-quality food. I am excited to join the team.”

As a southwestern grille and cantina, Barberitos is dedicated to serving farm-fresh, high-quality food in an efficient manner. All of the restaurants’ menu items are made in-house daily, including hand-smashed guacamole, homemade salsas, fresh-cut vegetables, as well as chicken, steak, turkey, tofu, fish, rice and beans.

For more information about Barberitos, the company’s food, health information, franchise opportunities and its commitment to people and the community, please visit

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About Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina

Barberitos has a mission to serve others with a focus on Food, Community and People. Through exceptional service, Barberitos aspires to become the market leader of the quick-serve burrito industry. The chain is dedicated to serving fresh, high-quality food in an efficient manner. With a focus on farm-fresh food, all of Barberitos’ menu items are made in-house daily, including the hand-smashed guacamole. Founded in 2000 by Downing Barber, Barberitos has grown to 51 locations in seven southeastern states. For more information about the company or franchising opportunities, please visit