Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: only a week away

Freebirds, known for its bulging burritos (the Super Monster weighs in at 7 pounds), nachos, and salads -- all custom made from a row of over 40 ingredients -- is expanding to USC, and 16 locations throughout California. A staple for UC Santa Barbara students for over 20 years, as well as Texans for nearly the same, Freebirds will open across the street from the USC campus on Thursday, January 13, 2011. Each location has a "roller," who helps you make difficult decisions such as choice of burrito size, and fillings of grass-fed beef, hormone-free chicken, pork carnitas, crispy fish, veggies and hot peppers.

​Its first location in Isla Vista was opened by two Santa Barbara locals, who later sold the brand to Tavistock Restaurants. Since the sale, the Mexican chain, which changed its name to Freebirds World Burrito, opened 44 restaurants in Texas, and hopes to do the same on the West Coast.

Unlike its 24-hour location in Isla Vista, the 2559 square foot USC space will be open Monday through Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On opening day, January 13, 2011, Freebirds will partner with two L.A. charities, The Art of Elysium and Union Rescue Mission. Its newest location -- with a blue, multi-colored Volkswagen van, driven in from Texas and parked out front -- hopes to attract USC students, Angelenos, and a caravan of UCSB alumni.

Freebirds World Burrito: 3335 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles; (213) 746-1212.


Read the full article here

10 comments:

  1. I so miss Freebird's. Every time I'm in SB I go there. Are you opening a store in San Diego?

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  2. San Diego please...I went to UCSB at at Freebirds at least twice a week. Then I started going to Austin on business and have been to Freebirds around a dozen times in TX. I know that Freebirds would kill it down here in San Diego, especially in Pacific Beach.

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  4. hopefully that chain keeps moving east, there is always room for another burrito place...

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  5. I live in University Heights in San Diego... I will camp out for the opening in Hillcrest.

    When's the grand opening??!!
    -Birdaholic

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  6. Does anyone know when the opening for Freebirds in Hillcrest (San Diego) will be? I am SO SO SO excited!!!

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  7. I heard it is opening in the next couple of weeks. I have eaten at the Tustin and the USC locations. You can build vegetarian burritos or meat: my wife and I like the carnitas the best. I was raised around Hillcrest, so the next time I am in San Diego, I'll check it out.

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  8. The opening will be November 17, 2011.

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  9. That sorry ass Chef Mike is a fucking hater. You will get yours. You are a dirty low down snake.

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  10. Mike is the tall skinny brother with bad acne problem. He ain't shit. He's a rude and ugly person, inside and out. Look for him at the opening. Can't mis that piece of shit.

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