FREEBIRDS World Burrito Opens in Lee's Summit, Missouri

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with a rock 'n' roll attitude, announced today it will open in Lee's Summit, MO on Thursday, November 15th. The Lee's Summit location is the third site for FB Midwest Development, LLC, the first franchisee of FREEBIRDS World Burrito. To celebrate the grand opening, FREEBIRDS will give the first 25 guests in line free burritos for a year!

FREEBIRDS is about awesome burritos (plus tacos, burrito bowls, salads, quesadillas, nachos, margaritas and more) 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, homemade salsas including the signature Death Sauce and Bad *ss BBQ sauce, queso and guacamole. There are over 35 TRILLION combinations at FREEBIRDS. The restaurants have a free-spirited ambience with a rockin' soundtrack, a Statue of Liberty riding a motorcycle busting through the wall (dubbed "Libby") and inspiring quotes on the wall. It's Not Normal!®

In the days leading up to the Grand Opening, FREEBIRDS and its charitable arm, World Works, will conduct the following pre-opening events that are open to the public:

- Monday, November 12, 2012: FREEBIRDS Summit Fair will partner with the HALO 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 during each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to the HALO Foundation.

- Tuesday, November 13, 2012: FREEBIRDS Summit Fair will partner with Sleepyhead Beds from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00pm-7:00pm. The first 250 guests at each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to Sleepyhead Beds.

The new FREEBIRDS will employ approximately 60 team members from the local community. FREEBIRDS Lee's Summit is located at 860 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64086. The restaurant can be reached directly at (816) 554-4864. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FREEBIRDS offers online ordering and full service catering to feed 10 – 10,000. For more information or to place an order, visit www.freebirds.com/catering.

This is FB Midwest Development, LLC's third restaurant. FB Midwest Development is the first franchisee of FREEBIRDS World Burrito, whose parent company is Tavistock Restaurants, LLC. Tavistock Restaurants currently operates over 85 FREEBIRDS in California, Texas and Oklahoma.

Please read more about this business and their philanthropic pursuits here: http://freebirds.com/world-works/

ABOUT FREEBIRDS WORLD WORKS

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 the HALO Foundation

The HALO Foundation's (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) mission is to empower youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities.

About Sleepyhead Beds

Sleepyhead beds takes new or gently-used beds and redistributes them to the hundreds of Kansas City-area kids who either don't have a bed, sleep on the floor, or share a bed with two or more siblings.

CONTACT: sbarker@freebirds.comSource:Tavistock Restaurants, LLC