SOURCE: Freebirds World Burrito

October 24, 2005 15:37 ET

Freebirds World Burrito Opens in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX and COLLEGE STATION, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2005 -- On Friday, October 28, 2005, Freebirds World Burrito, Texas' favorite fresh fast casual restaurant, will open its first restaurant in San Antonio -- its thirteenth location in Texas. The new San Antonio restaurant is located at 11224 Huebner Road, Suite 101, in the City View Shopping Center.

"Who doesn't love San Antonio," said Alan Hixon, CEO, Freebirds World Burrito. "We've had our sights on San Antonio for the last five years. It's a city that not only captures the spirit of Texas, it's full of fun and character. We're thrilled to be part of this great city's dynamic and diversified economy."

In keeping with a true San Antonio theme, the Huebner restaurant will pay tribute to the ultimate Tex-Mex music super group, The Texas Tornados, with a wall mural depicting Tornados musicians Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, Freddy Fender, and Augie Meyers. Accompanying the mural will be a flock of flying accordions bursting through the wall and flying through the restaurant. In addition to the chain's traditional trade dress elements, the restaurant will feature tower elements, glass windows along the Huebner Street side of the building, and a tree-shaded patio area.

The new restaurant will employ 36 crew members. On opening day, the restaurant will open at 11:00 AM with their full menu of burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos, and nachos.

Freebirds World Burrito, which has acquired a fanatical following since the chain opened its first store in 1990 in College Station, is known for its funky atmosphere and Monster burritos.

With the San Antonio location, the company has grown to 13 locations across Texas in the Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, College Station and now San Antonio markets. Four stores were opened in 2004, two in 2005, and several more are slated to open in early 2006, including the chain's first store location in Lubbock and a third location in NW Houston.

Freebirds World Burrito, a privately owned company headquartered in College Station, Texas, serves an "awe-inspiring experience" with each customized burrito. They live by their motto, "I'm not afraid of MONSTERS, I eat 'em." For more information, visit www.freebirds.com.

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