Industry News | December 18, 2012

Barberitos Sheds Pounds with "Team Lean" Competition

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The Barberitos in Thomasville, Georgia, has taken opportunity to team up with the local YMCA. The program is called “Team Lean” and is an eight-week program, where contestants team up to compete to see who can lose the most weight (by percentage of body weight lost). 

Every week, contestants weigh in and the weekly standings are published in the local newspaper. At the end of the program, the team who has lost the most weight wins $5,000.

Jay Lowe, a loyal Barberitos customer, is a local resident of Thomasville who lost 70 pounds after starting the “Team Lean” competition. He did so by eating off of the Barberitos healthy menu eight times each week, along with exercise. Jay’s success story has been a motivating factor for many Barberitos customers.

The Thomasville location has done a great job of getting involved with the community and promoting the Barberitos healthy initiative.

Barberitos is a quick-service restaurant offering fresh, Tex-Mex cuisine, including a variety of burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos made to order.

Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves all-natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as are the high-quality cuts of steak and choice ground beef.  

Barberitos restaurants are not equipped with freezers or microwaves, as all food is prepared fresh, with no fats or preservatives added at the time of preparation. Barberitos’ salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, and salad dressings are made from scratch each day.

Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer.  Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under 7 grams of fat, including a mini grilled chicken burrito, jerk fish taco, and a variety of salads.

Barberitos provides full-service catering ranging from burrito boxed lunches to taco, salad, nacho, or fajita bar that can be customized to serve a few to several hundred people.  

Barberitos has 30 restaurant franchise locations in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

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