Get Your Future Rolling

There are plenty of benefits to becoming a Barberitos Franchisee. And if you’re ready to find out firsthand what those are, you’re in the right place.

Fresher Food.
Better Business.

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


First Things First

  • 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 the 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.

Real Estate

Location, Location, Location

Do you have a perfect spot in mind for the next Barberitos? We’re always looking for ways to increase our footprint, so if you’re a developer, broker or shopping center owner and have insight related to a specific piece of commercial property, we’d love to hear from you. Keep in mind that we’re typically looking for real estate with the following characteristics:


  • Traditionally between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet

  • End-cap locations near anchors (e.g. Publix or Target)

  • Freestanding locations may be considered

  • Strong surrounding activity, such as schools, theaters, parks, childcare centers, hospitals and sports facilities.

  • High visibility to street and center traffic with at least 30 parking stalls near the building and at least four access points


“I’m not in the restaurant business. I’m in the business of having my friends over and serving them great food!”

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

–David Weeks

“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.”

“They’re not just my managers. They’re not just my employees. They are my family as well!”

–Martin Kohnen
You’re In The Right Place.

“Fresh and healthy” isn’t a catchphrase for us; it’s a policy. If that’s something you believe in, as well, and if you’re ready to rewrite your story today, take the first step. 

5 simple steps for franchising:

1. Submit Your Information
2. We’ll Contact You and Send Application
3. Review Federal Disclosure Document “FDD”
4. Meet at Home Office for a Discovery Day
5. Sign Franchising Agreement

Once the agreement is signed, we will begin the site selection and training with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the general requirements to become a Barberitos franchise partner?

Restaurant experience is not necessary! The Barberitos system is designed for people coming from outside the restaurant industry as well as existing restaurateurs.

What about financial requirements?

In order to be considered for a franchise, you must solely or collectively as an ownership group, have a net worth of at least $700,000 and liquid assets of at least $200,000.

What is the initial franchise fee?

A single location initial franchise fee is $30,000. If you are interested in developing multiple units, the fee is $30,000 for each location under commitment. We offer a development incentive program whereby franchisees that commit to develop three franchise locations are only required to pay initial franchise fees for two of the three franchises.

What are the royalty commitments?

The royalty is 5% of gross sales. Which is competitive with other fast-casual franchise opportunities.

What is the term of the franchise agreement?

The initial term is 10 years, with the option of two five-year renewals.

What is the average investment to open?

We are committed to keeping our initial investment cost as low as possible. Your initial investment will vary depending upon the location that you select. Our current Franchise Disclosure Document provides and estimated initial investment range of $119,800-$554,025.

Will I have a protected territory?

For those that commit to develop multiple locations, we offer protected development areas during the development period. You will also have a protected territory of one mile around each franchised restaurant.

How much square footage is required?

We can be very flexible with great locations. However, we recommend that your franchised restaurant is 1,850 to 2,800 square feet.