FREEBIRDS World Burrito to Open in San Diego, CA

Opening Events Will Support Operation Homefront and Scripps Health Foundation

Nov 14, 2011, 09:09 ET from FREEBIRDS World Burrito

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with the rock 'n' roll attitude, announced today it will open a new location at 3958 5th Ave. in San Diego, California on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

To celebrate, FREEBIRDS will give the first 25 guests in line free burritos for a year! 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:

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011: FREEBIRDS Hillcrest will partner with Operation Homefront of Southern California 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 Operation Homefront.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011: FREEBIRDS Hillcrest will partner with the Scripps Health Foundation from 11:00 a.m. –-1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. The first 250 guests at each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to Scripps Health Foundation.

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. 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, hot peppers, house made salsas, 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!®

The new FREEBIRDS will employ approximately 75 team members from the local community. FREEBIRDS Hillcrest is located at 3958 5th Ave., San Diego, CA. 92103. The restaurant can be reached directly at 619-299-5500. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11:00 a.m.10:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.9:30 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

Concept owner Tavistock Restaurants, LLC operates 55 FREEBIRDS restaurants in Texas and California.


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.  

About Operation Homefront of Southern California

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

About Scripps Health Foundation

Scripps strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive,

measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities we serve. We devote our resources to delivering quality, safe, cost effective, socially responsible health care services. We advance clinical research, community health education, education of physicians and health care professionals and sponsor graduate medical education.