Industry News | June 2, 2011

Freebirds Rocks Texas

Freebirds World Burrito, known for offering "way more choices" to custom-build rockin' burritos, salads, nachos, tacos, and more, announced that it will open its Irving, Texas, location at MacArthur Park and partner with two deserving charities, and, as the company opens its new restaurant at 7601 N MacArthur Blvd on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011.

To celebrate the opening, Freebirds invites the community to celebrate the Irving opening and is giving the first 25 guests in line free burritos for a year!  

In the days leading up to the opening of the new Irving restaurant, Freebirds and its charitable arm, Freebirds World Works, will conduct the following pre-opening events that are open to the public:

- Monday, June 6th, 2011: Freebirds will partner with Irving Cares 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 $5 donation to Irving Cares.

- Tuesday, June 7th, 2011: Freebirds will partner with Captain Hope's for Kids from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The first 250 guests will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a $5 donation to Captain Hope's for Kids organization which provides critical needs to homeless children.

Freebirds is about awesome burritos 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. The tortilla is 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 pork carnitas topped with hand-cut veggies and hot peppers, plus house-made salsas, queso, and guacamole to create their perfect burrito. Burritos range in size from the generously-sized Hybird starting at $4.69 to the legendary Super Monster which can weigh-in at seven pounds. 

Each Freebirds restaurant features the concept's signature Statue of Liberty—affectionately known as 'Libby'—riding a custom-built motorcycle breaking through the Freedom Wall. Libby was designed to serve as a reminder that each of us can break through walls and truly change the world. The restaurant has a free-spirited ambience with a rockin' soundtrack, reminiscent of a late-'60s rock 'n' roll roadhouse. 

Restaurant veteran and Irving resident, Song Smith, will manage the new Freebirds restaurant which will employ approximately 75 team members from the local community. The new Freebirds restaurant is located at MacArthur Park, 7601 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas 75063. The restaurant can be reached directly at 972.869.3500. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Freebirds offers online ordering and full-service catering (feeding 10 – 10,000). For more information or to place an online order, visit  


I lived in College Station, TX in the 90's and fell in love with Freebirds. I went back to visit last year and the burritos were just as I remembered. Unfortunately, the location in Hurst, TX was a huge disappointment. I am afraid if Freebirds does not police its offspring a bit better people are not going to know what the big deal is about their burritos. The Hurst location's nacho cheese tasted like it had cleaner mixed in, the ingredients did not seem fresh, and there were several employees hanging out at the cash register being loud and obnoxious. The person who did help me was very nice, but he seemed like the only one there who appreciated his job. Hopefully the Irving location will do a better job at upholding the Freebirds name. Before going to the Hurst location, I may have traveled to Irving just for Freebirds, but now it will take a recommendation from someone else to get me to give it another try.

Dear Anonymous - Sorry to hear that our gang at Freebirds in Hurst, TX disappointed. We hope you'll give us another chance. Please send me an e-mail. BTW, the original receipes have not changed as we've expanded (our 50th opens in a couple weeks). Everything is still made fresh - including the veggies. We're still using hormone-free, grass fed beef. The queso, guac and salsa continue to be made in-house. And we're still cookin' the beans in kettles - not so at the big guys. Hope you'll give us another try. Looking forward to connecting.

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