FREEBIRDS World Burrito to Open in Palo Alto, California, on January 10, 2013

First 25 in Line Will Win Free Burritos for a Year

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with the rock 'n' roll attitude, announced today it will open at 2305 El Camino Real in Palo Alto on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

To celebrate the Palo Alto opening, 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.  There are over 35 trillion combinations at FREEBIRDS. 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:

  • Monday, January 7, 2013: FREEBIRDS Palo Alto will partner with the Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) 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 PAHS.
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013: FREEBIRDS Palo Alto will partner with Loaves & Fishes 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 Loaves & Fishes.

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 91 FREEBIRDS in Texas, California, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.  For the first time in the brand's 25-year history, FREEBIRDS is franchising. 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.