REEBIRDS World Burrito, noted 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 Southern California campus at 3335 S Figueroa Street, L . A . and is slated for Thursday, January 13, 2011.
The initial Freebirds Menu in Santa Barbara, California is still a favorite 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 in the greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego area. Tavistock Restaurants currently operates 44 FREEBIRDS restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
“Our FREEBIRDS growth strategy is on track to have 84 company-owned locations open in the end of 2011,” said Bryan Lockwood, president. Along with the sixteen new California restaurants, FREEBIRDS intends to open yet another 24 company-owned restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana by the end of 2011.
Whether it’s California or Texas, FREEBIRDS has produced a strong following. Why? Awesome burritos and freedom of choice. As guests join the queue, these are partnered having a team member, known as a “Roller,” who helps them pick from four sizes of burrito created from four possible flavors of tortilla then hand-rolled with the guest’s personal selection from greater 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 create their perfect burrito. Burritos range in proportions from the generously-sized Hybird to the legendary Super Monster which can weigh-in at seven pounds.
On the USC location FREEBIRDS will introduce a new Crispy Fish option for burritos, tacos and salads. Additionally, the USC restaurant will serve breakfast burritos and tacos prepared with a choice of steak, bacon or chorizo. Breakfast hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and also 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, Las Vegas and South Coast Plaza; ZED451 Chicago and Boca Raton; Haru, New York City). 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 designed to serve as being a reminder that each of us can break through walls and truly change the planet. The restaurant features a free-spirited ambience with a rockin’ soundtrack, similar to a late-’60s rock ‘n’ roll roadhouse.
The Freebirds Menu at USC will employ approximately 100 associates through the local community 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 – ten thousand).