While Mark Orfalea, who operates the original Freebirds World Burrito in Isla Vista, continues to run the store he founded in 1987 while he was a student at UCSB, his co-founder Pierre Dube has just sold the chain that he founded after buying the rights from Orfalea. Freebirds World Burrito, the chain of 19 Texas restaurants, which is separate from the Isla Vista shop, has been acquired by Tavistock Restaurants LLC (a subsidiary of Orlando, Florida-based Travistock Group) which plans to add another 40 locations in the southwest. Freebirds features huge burritos built Cafeteria-style using fresh vegetables, black beans, and grilled meats.
Freebirds World Burrito Chain Sold
Original Isla Vista Store Not Part of Deal