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New business focus: Barberitos' largest restaurant now open in downtown Kingsport

February 27th, 2013 8:21 pm by staff report

New business focus: Barberitos' largest restaurant now open in downtown Kingsport

Maggie Kendrick operates the new Barberitos location in the Food City shopping complex on Clinchfield Street in Kingsport. David Grace photo.

KINGSPORT — Barberitos has opened its largest location to date, and it’s in downtown Kingsport.


The new restaurant, located in the Food City shopping complex along Clinchfield Street, is the 31st Barberitos location to open its doors. The 2,900-square-foot restaurant serves quick service Tex-Mex food, including a variety of made-to-order burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas and nachos.


The restaurant is operated by Maggie Kendrick, while Ethan Robison, who has been working through college at the Barberitos in Johnson City, serves as general manager.


“We’re excited to bring the best burritos in the industry to the best community,” said Kendrick. “We love the people of Kingsport and can’t wait to open our doors.”


Committed to serving fresh food, Barberitos serves all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is the 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 meal is prepared at the time it is ordered in front of the customer. Barberitos “7 Under 7” menu features seven items each under seven 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 43 signed restaurant locations, 31 of which are open for business in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. The remaining 12 locations will be opening in the near future.


The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on March 6 at the restaurant.


Barberitos is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday as well as Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


For more information, visit www.Barberitos.com, or visit on Facebook at Barberitos Kingsport.


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