FREEBIRDS World Burrito Opens in Elk Grove, California on May 15, 2012

FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with the rock ‘n’ roll attitude, announced today it will open in Elk Grove, California on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Elk Grove location brings the California total to fourteen. 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 topped with 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, May 11, 2012: FREEBIRDS Elk Grove will partner with Project R.I.D.E. 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 Project R.I.D.E.
  • Saturday, May 12, 2012: FREEBIRDS Elk Grove will partner with the Elk Grove Food Bank 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 the Elk Grove Food Bank.

The new FREEBIRDS will employ approximately 60 team members from the local community. FREEBIRDS Elk Grove is located at 8235 Laguna Boulevard suite 180 Elk Grove, CA 95758. The restaurant can be reached directly at 916-683-2201. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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 Elk Grove, concept owner Tavistock Restaurants, LLC operates 71 FREEBIRDS in Texas, California and Oklahoma.

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.

Project R.I.D.E. Inc., a nonprofit institution, provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to over 440 children and adults with special needs. Through the dedication and support of the Elk Grove Unified School District and the Elk Grove and Sacramento communities, Project R.I.D.E. has grown from a program that began in 1979 serving 30 students at Jessie Baker School to serving 440 students from the greater metropolitan area.

It is the mission of the Elk Grove Food Bank to provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.