Barberitos Healthy Contestants Lost 187 lbs. in 90 Days

Barberitos launched their 2012 Healthy Campaign in January system-wide to promote weight loss and wellness. The campaign kicked off with an alternative healthy menu and a nutrition calculator added to the website.

To show that Barberitos and a healthy lifestyle can be possible, Barberitos featured Jay Lowe, a customer from Thomasville, who lost over 70 lbs. by exercising regularly and eating Barberitos eight times per week for four months. To take this a step further, Barberitos hosted a 90 day Healthy Challenge that provided 7 contestants with eight Barberitos healthy meals per week and a personal trainer that worked with them outdoors twice a week.

All of the contestants were able to shed pounds and become healthier from eating Barberitos and working out on a regular basis. The female winner, Emily Wilkins, lost 25.8 lbs. and 15.36% of her body fat. The male winner, Daniel Ford, lost 64.8 lbs. and 23.31% of his body fat. Erin Thompson, another contestant, dropped her cholesterol by 60 points, reaching the lowest it has ever been. To meet the contestants and hear their stories, visit

“We are thrilled with the great results the contestants had during the 90 day Barberitos Challenge.” says Founder and CEO, Downing Barber. “We are trying to let customers know that they can easily get fit and healthy by eating off the Barberitos Healthy Menu and incorporating activity into their lives.”

Committed to serving “farm fresh” food, Barberitos serves only-all natural vegetables delivered to stores and hand-cut daily. Whole breasts of chicken are grilled fresh, as is 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 during the time of preparation. Barberitos’ salsa, guacamole, hot sauces, meat marinades, and salad dressings are made from scratch every day.  Each menu offering is prepared at the time it is ordered right in front of the customer.

Founded in 2000, Barberitos has 27 restaurant franchise locations in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. For more information on Barberitos, visit