Barberitos to open second Macon location Friday

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Barberitos is celebrating its newest location in Macon.

The store opens Friday at 4123 Forsyth Road in The Prado shopping center. It will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week, said store manager Ben Gower.

The grand opening will be Tuesday with a radio remote noon-2 p.m. and giveaways all day, he said.

Gower said he has hired 13 people but is always interested in receiving applications. Anyone interested may apply at the store or online at

This is Barberitos’ second Macon location -- its first is at 4921 Riverside Drive.

Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain based in Athens, plans to open 15 new restaurants this year. The 14-year old company has stores in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.