Looking to make a dent in the bulging burrito scene, Santa Barbara’s Freebirds World Burrito will open across from USC on Jan. 13. According to the press release, the burgeoning chain–there are already 44 locations, but will open 24 more in 2011–offers “way more choices” (man).
You see, you don’t just choose fillings like those other burrito chains, you pick size (i.e. the “half bird” up to the seven-pound Super Monster) tortilla flavor, and then your meats, beans, cheese, veg and homemade salsas. That’s freedom. And this place is all about America: The signature décor element is a Statue of Liberty riding a motorcycle, which is to “serve as a reminder that each of us can break through walls and truly change the world.” And, no, don’t try demanding a “Freebird” at Chipotle. They’ll never make it. [PR Newswire]