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Old 07-14-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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I just got thru eating lunch there for the first time. That was the best burrito I have ever eaten in my life.
I got the monster with the spinach tortilla, white rice, steak with extra steak, the mashed up beans(can't remember what they are called), buttermilk ranch sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.

So full
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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So, they finally opened up?
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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The one on Greenville in Dallas feed me a many of nights when I was on the night shift.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #4
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no pictures it didnt happen.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #5
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no pictures it didnt happen.
Well its not like I am saying I killed a trophy buck
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM   #6
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I heard tell that there were folks camped out up there last night. they started showing up at 4:00 yesterday afternoon. It was 96 degrees. I reckon I'll just wait.

Glad to hear it was tasty, though.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #7
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Freebirds is wonderful. Ate there many times in my years in Aggieland. I visit the one in Lubbock often when I pass through. Chipolte is alright but I love me some Freebirds.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #8
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Well its not like I am saying I killed a trophy buck
well...sometimes a burrito is way better than a buck .
they are good!
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:13 PM   #9
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Freebirds > Chipotle
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #10
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Freebird's represents all that makes America great.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:17 PM   #11
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Freebirds < Chipotle

There. Fixed it for you.

Never been impressed with Freebirds.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:21 PM   #12
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Never been impressed either...... Glad the one in Baytown closed up shop. Did eat at the new chipotle in Baytown this past Saturday.... Hope it follows suit
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:40 PM   #13
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I go just to see the "talent" behind the counter..... It appears you bring a bong with you at the time of the interview.

I can say they have it figured out... Who better to make a bad A burrito than someone who's free time is spent working up the munchies.

They have Chipotle beat hands down IMO.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #14
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So, they finally opened up?
Yes, today was the first day!

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I go just to see the "talent" behind the counter..... It appears you bring a bong with you at the time of the interview.

I can say they have it figured out... Who better to make a bad A burrito than someone who's free time is spent working up the munchies.

They have Chipotle beat hands down IMO.
We ate at one in Collage Station this weekend and made the same comments- they hire people who would never get a job anywhere else except maybe a tattoo parlor or as a street performer, and they are better than Chipotle!

As far as how busy they are- that's normal for any new restaurant, especially in Tyler, even the Mexican food places.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:54 PM   #15
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I dig Chipotle and Freebirds! Really seem about the same to me. A hippie with a job is a good thang!
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #16
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When Chipotle and Qdoba go to bed at night they dream about being as good as Freebirds!
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #17
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I read that the first 25 people in line when the restaurant opened at 11 a.m. received free burritos for a year. Will have to try it once the new wears off a little.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #18
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Freebirds is much better than Chipotle IMO.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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Never been impressed with Freebirds.
Yeah... we know.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:19 PM   #20
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Nothin like that first time experiencing freebirds. I love freebirds. I'll throw a chipotle burrito in the ditch after eating freebirds. Try the cayenne tortilla next time, it's good and not as spicy as the name implies either.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:35 PM   #21
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I used to eat freebirds several times a week. I would always make the food run for my coworkers, so about every other super-monster I got was free thanks to the points card. Really good stuff, and not outrageously expensive if you're not a glutton like I am.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #22
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hope you have a cushioned toilet seat
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:42 PM   #23
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When Chipotle and Qdoba go to bed at night they dream about being as good as Freebirds!

X2

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Old 07-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #24
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I use to eat Freebirds once a week. A guy at work talked me into trying Chiloso's once and have not been back to Freebirds again.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:08 PM   #25
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With all due respect....his choices to go in a burrito sound fairly lame. LOL.

Did he seriously say "mashed up beans can't remember what they are called".
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM   #26
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Chipotle has the best chicken. Freebirds has the best everything else. At my last job we ate there once or twice a week, so Im a lil burned out but I love the steak and carnitas with black beans and queso!
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #27
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There. Fixed it for you.

Never been impressed with Freebirds.
Ditto. I'm a Chipotle fan, myself.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #28
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With all due respect....his choices to go in a burrito sound fairly lame. LOL.

Did he seriously say "mashed up beans can't remember what they are called".
Remember when I said know your market

Pulled pork nachos vs carnitas....

Well... here ya go
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #29
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I don't know if I would put free birds in front of chipotle
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:46 PM   #30
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When Chipotle and Qdoba go to bed at night they dream about being as good as Freebirds!

Nailed it!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:21 AM   #31
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[QUOTE=Burntorange Bowhunter;8806880]With all due respect....his choices to go in a burrito sound fairly lame. LOL.

Did he seriously say "mashed up beans can't remember what they are called".[/

There is always one in the crowd
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:32 AM   #32
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My opinion for what's it worth, Freebirds sucks haha. The food just seemed bland/tasteless to me.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:41 AM   #33
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nailed it!
x 1,000,000
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:44 AM   #34
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Qdoba rocks! Freebirds is pure junk with a bunch of emo's working behind the counter.







I'm more of a street taco type of dude. If you're ever in Roanoke, check out Tacos and Avocados!

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #35
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If I had to eat any any I'd take Qdoba. But let's look at those places for what they really are... Mexican food for people who don't like Mexican food.

When I want seafood I don't go to Captain D's.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:48 AM   #36
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I use to eat Freebirds once a week. A guy at work talked me into trying Chiloso's once and have not been back to Freebirds again.
Yep. Chiloso's has them all beat.
I like Freebirds the least out of all of them.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:51 AM   #37
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Well its not like I am saying I killed a trophy buck
Send him a pic of it tomorrow morning!!!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:52 AM   #38
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Freebirds is still "Pretty good" but since they have gone "corporate" their quality has dropped off some. It ticks me off when the girl behind the counter measures/shakes the spoon with my steak or chicken in it.

Chipotle is just morally wrong.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:55 AM   #39
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I ate at Freebirds a few times when I lived in College station and it was good, I just never joined the Freebirds cult. Honestly, I was kinda intimidated by long lines of people that worship the place and knew everything on the menu. I always felt like I was in their way.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #40
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It's a step above Taco Bell, that I can assure you.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:16 AM   #41
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Cabo Bobs > Chipotle> Qdoba> Freebirds
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:37 AM   #42
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So I guess that what y'all are saying is, it all comes down to personal taste.

I think I'll just stick with my local taqueria.

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Old 07-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #43
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Looks like I'll be going to Freebirds on Mason Rd in Katy for lunch now, thanks for the craving!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #44
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So I guess that what y'all are saying is, it all comes down to personal taste.
Yes, but some people have better taste than others
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:03 AM   #45
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Lol
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:13 AM   #46
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Never been impressed either...... Glad the one in Baytown closed up shop. Did eat at the new chipotle in Baytown this past Saturday.... Hope it follows suit
This is really, really, stupid.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:21 AM   #47
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Looks like I'll be going to Freebirds on Mason Rd in Katy for lunch now, thanks for the craving!
Yup, and I am getting ready to head over to the Freebirds on 1604. I just had to click on the link!! Doh!
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #48
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It's a step above Taco Bell, that I can assure you.


1/2 step. Maybe
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:57 PM   #49
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[quote=Fordman;8808950]
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With all due respect....his choices to go in a burrito sound fairly lame. LOL.

Did he seriously say "mashed up beans can't remember what they are called".[/

There is always one in the crowd
Hopefully there is only one person in Texas that calls them mashed up beans. If there is one in every crowd that is sad.

I knew they were refried beans when I was 5 back in 1974 when my family went to El Chico every Friday in Waco for Christ's sake.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:03 PM   #50
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[quote=Burntorange Bowhunter;8810929]
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Hopefully there is only one person in Texas that calls them mashed up beans. If there is one in every crowd that is sad.

I knew they were refried beans when I was 5 back in 1974 when my family went to El Chico every Friday in Waco for Christ's sake.
HAHAHAHA, I did find this funny as well.

Freebirds is delish!
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