FREEBIRDS World Burrito Wins Gold Buckle Foodie Award at the 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

FREEBIRDS Rodeo Booth #RP130 is Open Daily thru March 20th Serving Award-Winning Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Mar 08, 2011, 17:49 ET from FREEBIRDS World Burrito

HOUSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, known for offering "way more choices" to custom-build rockin' burritos, salads, nachos, tacos and more, announced today the 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has chosen FREEBIRDS as the winner of this year's Gold Buckle Foodie Award for "Best Taco/Burrito."  FREEBIRDS' pork carnitas burrito took the honor for the second time since 2009.  The award and ribbon will proudly be displayed at FREEBIRDS Rodeo booth #RP130 open daily serving award-winning breakfast, lunch and dinner through Sunday, March 20th, 2011.

"We're honored to have brought home the title again this year for our pork carnitas burrito and plan on proudly displaying the 2011 Gold Buckle Foodie award," says Payman Khania of FREEBIRDS.  

More than 100 entries in 13 different categories were distributed to judges to determine this year's 2011 Gold Buckle Foodie Award winners.  Food vendors proudly displayed their finest creations to tickle Houston celebrity judges' taste buds for this annual competition.


FREEBIRDS has created a strong following.  Why?  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 then hand-rolled with the guest's personal selection from more than forty freshly prepared ingredients including grass fed beef, hormone-free chicken or all natural pork carnitas 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 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 while 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.  Each FREEBIRDS offers online ordering and full service catering for 10 – 10,000.

Concept owner, Tavistock Restaurants, LLC, currently operates 46 FREEBIRDS restaurants.  44 FREEBIRDS World Burritos are in Texas and Oklahoma and two in California, with the first location in Los Angeles across from University of Southern California and Orange now open.