Get Your Future Rolling

Barberitos continues to expand throughout the Southeast, and we’re always looking for entrepreneurs who believe in what we do and want to grow with the Barberitos brand. And we make the process fairly easy, including offering protected development areas, as well as design and construction guidance.

As a Barberitos franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to join a growing fast casual brand. In fact, we were just named to the 2017 Next 20 restaurant list, which identifies restaurant chains throughout the country that best demonstrate healthy growth and operational excellence.

At Barberitos, we work hard to build a loyal customer base by providing delicious, farm-fresh food and exceptional customer service to keep our customers coming back day after day. If you’re ready for the challenge, click the get started tab to fill out our questionnaire. In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, please email us at


–David Weeks, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

"I'm not in the restaurant business. I'm in the business of having my friends over and serving them great food!"

“There are many different things that give me joy in my job. It’s about engaging in the community, speaking to the customers, and creating relationships with those customers that last.”

–Phil Kohnen, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

“If you come into one of our stores at lunch and dinner, you’ll see every type of person loves Barberitos."

–David Weeks, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

“The food you’re served at lunch was chopped and cooked that morning. And that means a lot to us. That’s why we do this.”

–Martin Kohnen, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

“Barberitos is different. It’s a better concept than is currently out there on the market. It’s fresh food, it’s healthy, and it is something that I would feed my kids on a consistent basis.”

–Phil Kohnen, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner


Phil & Martin Kohnen Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

"Their not just my managers, their not just my employees, they are my family as well!"

Available Markets

1. Visit a Barberitos Location
Enjoy lunch or dinner and hang out for a while. Talk to the folks behind the counter. Talk to the customers. Talk to the franchisee. Understand that fresh and healthy isn’t just a catch phrase with us. It’s policy.

2. Reach out to Barberitos about Franchising.
Ask about Prime Market Availability in every Southeastern state. Ask about fee incentives for multi-unit agreements. Ask who earned one of QSR’s 2014 “Best Franchise Deals”. (Hint: rhymes with arberitos). Ask questions. Get answers.

Barberitos Franchising, Inc. is proud to franchise our Southwestern Grille and Cantina restaurants in the Southeastern United States. We are currently offering area development opportunities in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.



  • Solely or collectively as an ownership group, have a net worth of at least $700,000 and liquid assets of at least $200,000.
  • Must be able to pass a background inquiry, including credit worthiness, no criminal history, no extensive litigation and a satisfactory motor vehicle report.
  • Must be willing to work hard and be a hands-on operator.
  • Must have a passion for our Barberitos Brand and promote and carry out our mission statement.

“Barberitos mission is to become the market leader in the quick serve burrito industry. We are committed to serving the freshest and highest quality food, in a prompt, efficient manner with great customer service.”

If you and/or your group meet these qualifications and would like further information about becoming a Barberitos franchisee, click the Get Started Tab above and complete a Pre-Qualification Inquiry.