The Waiting is Over in Waco

FREEBIRDS World Burrito Opens September 10, 2012

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with the rock 'n' roll attitude, announced today it will open on Monday, September 10 at 120 North New Road in Waco, Texas. To celebrate, FREEBIRDS will give the first 25 guests in line free burritos for a year.

FREEBIRDS is about awesome burritos (plus burrito bowls, salads, nachos and more) 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. Burritos are hand-rolled with the guest's personal selection from more than 40 freshly prepared ingredients including grass fed beef, hormone-free chicken, or all natural slow roasted carnitas, hand cut veggies, signature Death Sauce and Bad *ss bbq, queso and guacamole.  The restaurants have a free-spirited ambience with a rockin' soundtrack, reminiscent of a late-'60s rock 'n' roll roadhouse. It's Not Normal!®
In the days leading up to the opening, FREEBIRDS and its charitable arm, World Works will conduct the following pre-opening events that are open to the public:
Friday, September 7, 2012: FREEBIRDS Waco will partner with the Brazos Education Foundation from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The first 250 guests during each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to the Brazos education Foundation.
Saturday, September 8, 2012: FREEBIRDS Waco will partner with Waco Habitat For Humanity from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00pm-7:00pm. The first 250 guests at each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to Waco Habitat For Humanity.
The new FREEBIRDS will employ approximately 50 team members from the local community. FREEBIRDS Waco is located at 120 North New Road in Waco, Texas 76710. The restaurant can be reached directly at (254) 741-0060. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
FREEBIRDS offers online ordering and full service catering to feed 10 – 10,000. For more information or to place an order, visit, call (888) 392-2287 or email
Including this opening, there are 80 FREEBIRDS in Texas, California, Oklahoma and Kansas.  For the first time in the brand's 25-year history, FREEBIRDS is looking for franchising partners. For more information visit

The FREEBIRDS 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 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. 

Brazos Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable access to higher education through resources, scholarships, and information. Our philosophy is "education 4 everyone" and we help students reach their educational goals.

Habitat for Humanity International brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable houses.