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Freebirds: Building a better burrito

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - When does a burrito become a banquet? When it's in the hands of the free spirits who run Freebirds.

"We've got over 40 choices, two trillion combinations," Payman Khania said.

Located on 5th Avenue between Washington and University, Freebirds is all about choices.

"On the tortillas, there's four different flavors. We've got a cayenne, wheat, spinach and a classic flour tortilla," Khania said.

I chose a monster cayenne. But selecting a tortilla is just the start of your Freebirds experience.

"There's more than 40 different 'freebies' to choose from, and the sauces are homemade too," Khania said.

There are two different kinds of rice and three different cheeses.

"We've got chicken. We even break it down -- we've got white or dark meat… our slow-roasted carnitas, a little bit of charbroiled steak," Khania said.

Freebirds offers an assembly line of fresh handcrafted ingredients.

"It's a one-on-one experience where someone walks you through the line. They give you the tour and then you create your favorite dish," Khania said.

If you're counting carbs, try the burrito bowl.

The décor is wrapped in an over-the-top salute to nostalgia Americana, because at Freebirds they're al about the freedom -- the freedom to choose.


Freebirds

3958 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-5502

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