REEBIRDS World Burrito, known for offering “far more choices” to custom-build rockin’ burritos, salads, nachos, tacos and a lot more, announced it will open sixteen restaurants in California in the year 2011. The first new California opening will be located across from the University of Los Angeles campus at 3335 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles and is slated for Thursday, January 13, 2011.
The first Freebirds in Santa Barbara, California remains a popular with locals and students from UCSB and Cal Poly. With legions of FREEBIRDS Fanatics seeking more California locations, concept owner, Tavistock Restaurants, LLC, announced that it is developing multiple new locations within the greater La area, the San Francisco Bay Area and also the San Diego area. Tavistock Restaurants currently operates 44 FREEBIRDS restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
“Our FREEBIRDS growth method is on track to get 84 company-owned locations open at the end of 2011,” said Bryan Lockwood, president. Along with the sixteen new California restaurants, FREEBIRDS plans to open an extra 24 company-owned restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana by the end of 2011.
Whether it’s California or Texas, FREEBIRDS has produced a solid following. Why? Awesome burritos and freedom of choice. As guests join the queue, these are partnered using a team member, known as a “Roller,” who helps them select from four sizes of burrito produced from four possible flavors of tortilla then hand-rolled with all the guest’s personal selection from more than forty freshly prepared ingredients including grass fed beef, hormone-free chicken or natural pork carnitas topped with hand-cut veggies and hot peppers plus house made salsas, queso and guacamole to produce their perfect burrito. Burritos range in proportions from the generously-sized Hybird to the legendary Super Monster which can weigh-in at seven pounds.
At the USC location FREEBIRDS will introduce a new Crispy Fish choice for burritos, tacos and salads. Additionally, the USC restaurant will serve breakfast burritos and tacos prepared with a selection of steak, bacon or chorizo. Breakfast hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, as well as on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The FREEBIRDS restaurant at USC was designed by architect Chris Smith of CMS Architecture and Design (Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Vegas and South Coast Plaza; ZED451 Chicago and Boca Raton; Haru, Ny). The USC location will feature the concept’s signature Statue of Liberty – affectionately referred to as ‘Libby’ – riding a custom-built motorcycle while breaking nhepdh the Freedom Wall which was made to serve as a reminder that everyone can break through walls and truly change the planet. The restaurant has a free-spirited ambience having a rockin’ soundtrack, similar to a late-’60s rock ‘n’ roll roadhouse.
The Freebirds Menu With Prices 2020 at USC will employ approximately 100 staff from the neighborhood and can be reached directly at 213-746-1212. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. and Saturday 10:30a.m. – 1:30 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREEBIRDS offers online ordering and full service catering (feeding 10 – 10,000).