JUNE 13 2011 



FREEBIRDS Opens Fourth California Location with Charity Partner School on Wheels, Inc.  

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, known for offering "way more choices" to custom-build rockin' burritos, salads, nachos, tacos and more, announced today that it will open its 50th location in Ventura Village at 5752 Telephone Rd. in Ventura, Calif. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

For those who know FREEBIRDS from their time in Santa Barbara, California, they may be surprised on their visit to the new Ventura location.  As FREEBIRDS returns to its California roots it brings with it a fresh, new rock n roll attitude manifested by a much broader menu, a colorful interior and killer soundtrack. As The Grateful Dead said, "What a long, strange trip it's been."  

In order to get the Ventura location ready, FREEBIRDS and its charitable arm World Works will conduct the following pre-opening events that are open to the public:


- Tuesday, June 14, 2011: FREEBIRDS will partner with School on Wheels www.schoolonwheels.orgfrom 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The first 250 guests will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a $5 donation to the organization, which enhances educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  

FREEBIRDS is about awesome burritos and freedom of choice.   As guests join the queue, they are partnered with a team member, known as a "Roller," who helps them choose from four sizes of burrito made from four possible flavors of tortilla then hand-rolled with the guest's personal selection from more than forty freshly prepared ingredients including grass fed beef, hormone-free chicken, or all 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 size from the generously-sized Hybird starting at $5.29 to the legendary Super Monster which can weigh in at seven pounds. 

Each FREEBIRDS restaurant features the concept's signature Statue of Liberty - affectionately known as 'Libby' - riding a custom-built motorcycle while breaking through the Freedom Wall. Libby was designed to serve as a reminder that each of us can break through walls and truly change the world.  The restaurant has a free-spirited ambience with a rockin' soundtrack, reminiscent of a late-'60s rock 'n' roll roadhouse. 

Restaurant veteran Israel Fuentes resident of Ventura will manage the new FREEBIRDS restaurant which will employ approximately 75 team members from the local community.  The new FREEBIRDS restaurant is located at Ventura Village, 5752 Telephone Rd, Ventura, California, 93003.  The restaurant can be reached directly at (805) 477-0174.  Hours are Monday -Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm and Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm.  FREEBIRDS offers online ordering and full service catering (feeding 10 - 10,000). For more information or to place an online order, visit www.freebirds.com 

Concept owner, Tavistock Restaurants, LLC, currently operates 49 FREEBIRDS restaurants.  46 are in Texas and Oklahoma and three are in California. 


The FREEBIRDS World Burrito mission is to feed your belly and your soul.  To help achieve this mission, FREEBIRDS World Works was created as the charitable arm of the popular restaurant chain with a mission is to give back to the community by inspiring staff and guests to get involved and create a movement of giving.  Every FREEBIRDS World Burrito location is partnered with two charities to help create awareness, act as a volunteer resource and become ambassadors of their designated non-profit partners.    

School on Wheels, Inc. is a non profit organization that provides educational assistance to homeless children throughout Southern California.  Their head office is located in Downtown Ventura and they currently have 1,000 volunteer tutors who meet students on a weekly basis. Their goal for 2011 is to provide one-on-one tutoring to 2,000 homeless students.


For more information, please contact Sinead Chilton at (805) 641-1678.

 "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."  

Elizabeth Andrew

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