Freebirds World Burrito closes in downtown Lawrence

Updated: 2014-01-08T00:40:33Z

A year after opening in downtown Lawrence, Freebirds World Burrito has closed.

The restaurant, at 741 Massachusetts, closed Sunday.

FB Midwest Development, the area franchisee, also has area locations in Lee’s Summit, Mission, Overland Park and Westport, as well as in Columbia and Wichita.

In a statement the company said it closed the Lawrence restaurant because it didn’t have an “active following” and it never met the company’s expectations.

“There is high demand for Freebirds in other locations so we’ve decided to pursue areas in which we are requested,” the company said. It plans to open another Freebirds in Wichita location in early spring and is in negotiations for locations in Omaha.

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