Freebirds World Burrito Ribbon Cutting
Freebirds opened their first restaurant in Tennessee today and to them Murfreesboro has to be feeling like the perfect choice, because the house was packed!
With people literally camped out around the building the night before, (the first 25 customers received free burritos for a year) to the line being out the door from the very opening at 10:35 all the way to two o’clock. Murfreesboroians showed Freebirds how happy they were the restaurant chose the ‘Boro to set up their first shop.
Of course with any celebration in town the Big Blue congregation came out to support. From MTSU cheerleaders to Women’s Head Basketball Coach, Rick Insell. Even Lighting, the Blue Raiders mascot himself (or herself, I have a hard distinguishing between boy and girl unicorns) was on hand.
During all the burrito madness Freebirds’ Senior Regional Manager, Adrienne Firth, was kind enough to take time from her busy day to tell me what Freebirds is all about…
“A lot of our culture is based on Rock N’ Roll Music and freedom. Our name even comes from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, “Free Bird”. If you look at our tribe, we’re very different. You won’t see us in uniforms because we want you to be who you are. We have big personalities and we inspire big personalities, we encourage it.”
Despite just opening, Freebirds is already planting roots deep in the Murfreesboro community…
“Leading up to all of our grand openings we partner with non-profit organizations in the community. So for this go round we teamed up with CASA of Rutherford County and Endure Athletics, who also partners with MTSU. We also worked with Fisher House, an organization that provides homes for veterans seeking medical attention at the VA so they don’t have to stay in hospitals or hotels. So we’ve had a really successful past threes days with the organizations we teamed with, raising over 86 hundred dollars just over the weekend. I call it “Burritos for a Cause”. And we do all this because we want to give back to the community. The community is sitting in our building, buying our burritos, so we want to partner with them and give back to them because we care. We have already served over 15 hundred customers in three days. Murfreesboro has been so welcoming to us!”
With this being the first Freebirds World Burrito in Tennessee, chances are you’ve never had the privilege of trying one of their world famous burritos… so, you should be traveling on now ’cause there’s too many burritos you need to eat. One bite and you’ll be in sweet love.