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FREEBIRDS World Burrito to Raise Funds for JJ's Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to continually give back, FREEBIRDS World Burrito, the fast casual burrito joint with a rock 'n' roll attitude, and its charity arm FREEBIRDS World Works, announced today that it will be donating 10% of its proceeds to JJ's, the famous Kansas City restaurant that was lost in a tragic gas explosion on Feb. 19. The fundraiser will take place during normal business hours on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2013.

All four of the Midwest restaurants will be participating including Mission (6029 Metcalf Ave), Westport (554 Westport Rd), Lee's Summit (860 NW Blue PKWY) & Lawrence (741 Mass St).

"JJ's was a Kansas City staple and was extremely popular among the Kansas City community," said Bryce Katz, FB Midwest Development Partner for FREEBIRDS. "The entire FREEBIRDS team was very fond of their wonderful cuisine & the extensive wine list."
The proceeds will be presented to the JJ's trust after the fundraiser completes.

The FREEBIRDS Midwest restaurants are owned & operated by FB Midwest Development, LLC. FB Midwest Development is the first franchisee of FREEBIRDS World Burrito, whose parent company is Tavistock Restaurants, LLC. Tavistock Restaurants currently operates over 90 FREEBIRDS in California, Texas and Oklahoma.

ABOUT FREEBIRDS WORLD BURRITO

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!®

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

CONTACT: Caitlin Noble cnoble@freebirds.comSource: Freebirds World Burrito