Top 20 Emerging Franchise Chains

‘Nation’s Restaurant News’ features Southwestern Grille & Cantina in ‘The Next 20’

Athens, Ga. (August 21, 2017) – Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina was named among the “Top 20 Emerging Franchise Chains” by “Nation’s Restaurant News.” The list was released publicly on August 21.
Appearing as part of the publication’s recurring “The Next 20” department piece, this list “identifies innovative, up-and-coming concepts ready to emerge as players to pay attention to.” Currently, Barberitos has 51 locations and 23 franchisees.”It’s truly an honor to be included in this list of fantastic businesses,” Founder and CEO Downing Barber said. “Watching this company grow has truly been an inspiration, and I’m excited to see where our farm-fresh and delicious food and great customer service will take us next.”

Barberitos seeks to continue expanding through the Southeast, adding more locations and franchisees. Individuals who are interested in franchise opportunities with Barberitos can learn more at .

Founded in Athens, Ga., in 2000 by Downing Barber, Barberitos has locations in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. This Southwestern Grille & Cantina’s specialties include burritos, quesadillas, tacos, nachos and homemade salsas, as well as fresh cheese dip melted daily. Barberitos’ mission is to become the market leader in the quick serve burrito category. This fast casual dining restaurant is committed to serving customers the freshest and highest quality food in a prompt, efficient manner with exceptional customer service. For more information, visit

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