COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freebirds World Burrito, the fast casual burrito concept, will open a new location in Columbia, Mo. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Known for its unapologetically independent and rock music-inspired approach to burritos, tacos and nachos, Freebirds World Burrito will introduce itself to the community by rewarding the first 25 loyal customers at the location with free burritos for a year. As supplement to its freestanding approach to food, Freebirds World Burrito and its charitable arm, World Works, collected donations prior to the grand opening on behalf of the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Mo. and the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia.

The new Columbia location is the seventh restaurant for FB Midwest Development, LLC, the first franchisee of Freebirds World Burrito. Tavistock Restaurant's fast casual concept currently operates more than 90 locations across California, Texas and Oklahoma.

"The Freebirds World Burrito experience is truly unique," said Freebirds World Burrito director of marketing Caitlin Noble. "We welcome the Columbia neighborhood with open arms to enjoy our offerings and free-spirited ambience. It's our pleasure to join and serve the community."

Every Freebirds World Burrito guest is partnered with a team member or "roller" to help them choose their meal, with exactly 35 trillion combinations available from various burrito sizes and tortilla flavors, to more than 40 fresh ingredients including grass-fed beef, hormone-free chicken and all-natural slow roasted carnitas. Entrees are topped with hand-chopped vegetables and fresh-made salsas including the restaurant's famous Death Sauce.

The new Freebirds World Burrito, located at 1020 E Broadway, will employ approximately 60 team members from the local community. The restaurant will be open and operate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Freebirds offers online ordering and full service catering to feed 10 -10,000. For more information or to place and order, visit

About Freebirds World Burrito

Freebirds World Burrito exists to feed the belly and the soul. Free to be ourselves, we provide great food and engaging service in a rockin' high-energy atmosphere. We strive to create fanaticism by giving our guests multiple things to love about us. We are here to serve and encourage our guests to serve others. We do everything with passion. Freebirds World Burrito is owned and operated by Tavistock Restaurants. For more information on Freebirds World Burrito, please visit

About Tavistock Restaurants, LLC

Tavistock Restaurants is a rapidly growing, privately held company operating 15 unique concepts from fast casual to upscale, fine dining restaurants including Abe & Louie's, ZED451, Joe's American Bar & Grill and Freebirds World Burrito, one of the fastest growing concepts with more than 100 locations across the United States. Tavistock Restaurants lives by the same mission as its parent company, Tavistock Group; a privately held investment company founded by Joe Lewis and committed to excellence in everything in it does. For more information, visit

Lauren Morgan
Tavistock Group