The Barberitos franchise is a fast-casual brand that specializes in burritos. The brand was established in 2000 by Downing Barber, who had the goal of bringing the flavorful food of southwest America to the rest of the country. After honing his skills and operating a successful location in Athens, he decided to franchise the Barberitos brand in 2013. Since that time, the brand has expanded to dozens locations locations across the U.S. Customers appreciate that the food is farm-fresh and sourced locally when possible. Many menu items are cooked or prepared in-home daily including guacamole, home-made salsas, fresh-cut vegetables, chicken, steak, pork, turkey, tofu, rice and beans. 

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Barberitos Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


With countless franchise brands to choose from, finding a niche brand can be difficult. Prospects looking to invest in a unique regional fast-casual concept can consider Barberitos. This fast-casual brand specializes in burritos but has a menu full of tacos, quesadillas,  salads, and low calorie items on the Pepe's lifestyle menu. The brand was established in 2000 by Dawning Barber, who wanted to bring southwestern food to the rest of the country. Since it began franchising in 2003, the brand has expanded to dozens of locations across the U.S. Franchisees can appreciate that the brand's mission is to positively impact the community by providing great service, healthy food, and charitable efforts. As a franchisee, the franchisor requires you to 1% of your monthly profits on community involvement. The brand's locations are great for universities and shopping centers and can be standalone locations. These locations can also have drive-thrus. While the locations are flexible, it is recommended that the space ranges between 1,850 to 2,800 square feet. As a franchisee, you benefit from the experience of the franchise and will get great support and training.
For candidates who are commited to developing multiple locations, the franchisor offers protected development areas during the development period. They will also have a protected territory of one mile around each franchised restaurant. Franchisees don't need restaurant experience to run the business properly. You can expect an initial investment that ranges between $119,800-$554,025. The initial franchise fee is $20,000. Royalty fees are 6% of your gross sales. Since Barberitos is part of the WOWorks family of brands, franchisees receive pre-negotiated contracts for service providers and national food contract pricing. 

Company Details

Headquarters: St. Petersburg, FL 
Canada: No
International: No 
Founded: 2000
First franchise: 2002 
Exclusive Territory: Yes, multi-unit franchisees

Support and Training Offered By Barberitos

In terms of support and training, you can expect assistance from the franchisor from start to finish. This includes store design and construction to grand opening and continued operations. During an initial training program, you'll be informed about hiring, food prep, advertising and marketing, and more.  


2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Barberitos Franchise.

What does a Barberitos Franchise Cost?

Barberitos franchise fees for 2024:

Initial franchise fee: $20,000
Net worth: $700,000
Royality fee: 6%
Initial investment range: $119,800-$554,025
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Third-party financing: Yes

Is Barberitos a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Barberitos is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Barberitos a Home Based franchise?

No. Barberitos is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Barberitos Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Barberitos franchisees make. Barberitos offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Barberitos Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Barberitos franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Barberitos Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Barberitos franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Barberitos Looking for International franchisees?

No. Barberitos franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Barberitos's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Barberitos Franchises for Sale

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