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Barberitos to Open 35th Store

Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina recently announced that franchise contracts have been secured for 10 upcoming locations, with multiple other locations on the horizon.

Currently Barberitos has 25 restaurants in five states, with 10 more restaurants that will be located in Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Barberitos’ recent growth spurt will push them to the 35-stores mark in 2012 for the Athens, Ga.-based franchise.

Despite the tough economy, Barberitos saw a 15.8% increase in system wide sales in 2011 over the previous year. Same store sales are up by 10.17% from 2010. As sales increase, requests for franchise consideration seem to increase also.

“We are truly excited about what is going on inside Barberitos right now. The number and quality of potential business partners that inquire about our system is amazing,” said CEO and Founder Downing Barber. “We are having a good run through this tough economy.”


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