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Grapevine Freebirds World Burrito to Host Grand Re-Opening

Restaurant Celebrates Community Loyalty After Two-Year Construction Staller

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freebirds World Burrito, the fast casual burrito concept owned by Tavistock Restaurants, will host a grand re-opening event at its Grapevine location on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Known for its unapologetically independent and rock music-inspired approach to burritos, tacos and nachos, Freebirds World Burrito will re-introduce itself to the community after enduring two years of the construction project on William D. Tate Ave at the restaurant's main entry point.

While several other Grapevine restaurants, including TGI Fridays and Tilted Kilt, closed as a result of the roadwork, Freebirds World Burrito successfully bore numerous road and bridge closures since its grand opening in 2011. The construction, aimed to improve the intersection of 114, 360 and 121, is a part of an elaborate network of highways serving as a thoroughfare between Dallas and Fort Worth, and as the main artery to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The Grapevine Freebirds World Burrito will celebrate the community's loyalty by rewarding the first 25 customers at the location during the re-opening with free burritos for a year. As supplement to its freestanding approach to food, Freebirds World Burrito and its charitable arm, World Works, will also continue its philanthropic support of two local charities: Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, and Comfort the Children International.

"The Freebirds World Burrito experience is truly unique," said Freebirds World Burrito director of operations Dave Coussirat. "We welcome the surrounding neighborhoods back to Grapevine and thank the patrons who have stuck with us throughout the city's changes. It's our pleasure to continue serving the community."

Every Freebirds World Burrito guest is partnered with a team member or "roller" to help them create 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.

Tavistock Restaurants currently operates more than 90 Freebirds World Burrito locations across California, Texas and Oklahoma. The Grapevine location, which employs approximately 75 team members, is located at 1501 William D. Tate Ave, and is open for business Monday through Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.; Fridays between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.; Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Online ordering and full-service catering is available by calling 817-488-7100 or visiting www.freebirds.com.

In addition to Freebirds World Burrito, Tavistock Restaurants hosts the following award-winning restaurant concepts in its portfolio: Abe & Louie's, AquaKnox, Napa Valley Grille, California Café, Atlantic Fish, Coach Grill, ZED451, Joe's American Bar & Grill, Blackhawk Grille, Timpano Chophouse, Café del Rey, Taqueria Cañonita, and Sapporo. For more information on Tavistock Restaurants, visit www.tavistockrestaurants.com.

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 www.freebirds.com.

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 it does. For more information, visit www.tavistockrestaurants.com.

About Tavistock Group

Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis more than 35 years ago. With investments in more than 200 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group's investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information, visit www.tavistock.com.

Lauren Morgan
Tavistock Group
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