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.