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FREEBIRDS Feeds Tornado Victims and Volunteers

FREEBIRDS World Burrito, with locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, fed 500 volunteers and nearby residents near the command center in Moore on Sunday. FREEBIRDS World Works, the charity arm of the popular burrito chain, partnered with Feed The Children in order to serve hundreds of volunteers who were distributing much needed supplies to the victims in Moore, Oklahoma. FREEBIRDS team members also drove around and fed residents of Moore who were still trying to salvage items from their destroyed homes.

 

Buying into Booze

Fast-casual restaurants were once able to claim premium food, modern décor, and all-around upscale service as hallmarks of their category. But with more quick-service chains retooling in those areas to compete for post-recession consumers, fast casuals have been left to search for new ways to differentiate their brands.

For many, that search has turned up something typically better suited to fine- and casual-dining joints: booze.

FREEBIRDS Inks Utah Franchisee

Tavistock Restaurants signed another franchisee for its fast-growing, fast-casual FREEBIRDS World Burrito brand. Mark McKay and Chris Beck-McKay of MC Food Service LLC committed to build 10 locations in Utah, beginning with Salt Lake City. Tavistock Restaurants signed its first development agreement for FREEBIRDS last year with FB Midwest, which now has five locations in Kansas and Missouri.

The Extra Mile

There’s been no shortage of foodservice professionals who are striving to do right by their customers in the health department. Whether it’s brands offering healthier menu items or executives practicing what they preach about nutrition, the industry is coming together to bring real change to the way Americans eat and live.

Freebirds Proves Burritos Really Can Be Healthy

FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast-casual burrito joint with the rock ‘n’ roll attitude, has announced Carpe 500, a movement to motivate guests to eat healthy without compromising taste in the New Year.

FREEBIRDS is inspiring guests to build awesome burritos, burrito bowls, salads, nachos, and more for less than 500 calories each with its new microsite, “Carpe 500,” designed to promote healthy choices and an easy-to-use calorie counter.