Freebirds World Burrito
Emeryville, Calif. / No. of units: 67
Since purchasing the Freebirds restaurant chain in 2007, Tavistock Group has spent the past several years growing its presence in both California and Texas. In 2011, Freebirds opened the doors of its 50th Texas location and now has 54 throughout the state. It also has continued to grow in California. Last year, the company reached another milestone with the first of several planned restaurants opening in Oklahoma. Additionally, the company hired restaurant-industry veteran Jim Mizes to serve as chain president.