Barberitos Founder to Give Talk on Macon Campus in October


MACON – Downing Barber, an MBA graduate of the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and founder of the national restaurant franchise chain Barberitos, will visit Mercer's Macon campus on Oct. 14 to share his personal success story. The event will take place in Stetson Room 251 at 10 a.m.

Barberitos currently has more than 40 franchise locations in five states generating over $40 million in revenue and growing.

“I believe that Downing Barber's story is a celebration of what being an entrepreneur is really about,” said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics.

“If you want to know what it takes and what the rewards of entrepreneurship really are, plan to attend the special event. All members of the Mercer community are welcome.”

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.” 

The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA).