Barberitos Named Best Burrito


Local Southwestern Grille & Cantina continues to win hearts of Athens natives

Athens, Ga. (August 27, 2017) – For the 15th year in a row, Barberitos took home first place in the “Burritos” category during the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards held by the “Athens Banner-Herald.” This year’s results were released on August 27.

For 2017, the Readers’ Choice Awards included contestants among categories that included Best in Dining, Shopping, Service, People and Entertainment. Once voting ended, the organization reported that nearly 40,000 votes had been collected.

“Being named ‘Best Burrito’ for the 15th year in a row is a huge honor for Barberitos and everyone involved,” Owner and CEO Downing Barber said. “We’re grateful for the continued support from our customers here in Athens, as well as those who continue to make our other locations a success too.”

Other Athens-based competitors in the “Best Burritos” category for 2017 included a variety of chain and local restaurants. Equally exciting is the fact that Barberitos proudly calls Athens home, celebrating 17 years in the Classic City. The original Barberitos is located in downtown Athens, and there are six other locations in the Athens area.

Full results for the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards can be found in the August 27 issue of “Athens Magazine,” as well as the September 17 issue of the “Athens Banner-Herald” and online at

Founded in 2000 by CEO Downing Barber, Barberitos has grown to 51 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 and hand smashed guacamole. Barberitos’ mission is to become the market leader in the quick serve burrito category. The fast casual restaurant is committed to serving farm fresh, locally sourced and high quality food in a prompt, efficient manner with great customer service. Franchising opportunities are available. For more information, visit


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