One of the Rio Grande Valley's newest businesses is offering a unique opportunity: free burritos for a year.
The burritos chain Freebirds is officially opening its doors at the Mission-Sharyland Towne Crossing on Thursday morning.
Although a staple for college students in Austin, College Station and other Texas cities, it's the first location for the chain in the Valley.
As per tradition, the first 25 customers inside the door for the 11 a.m. opening get one year's supply of burritos.
That's 52 burritos, or one per week.
Organizers are expecting overnight campers to arrive on Wednesday evening.
Action 4 News spoke to Freebirds spokeswoman Sara Barker. She said the restaurant will provide food and free Wi-Fi for overnight campers.
The store is also hosting two "soft opening" events on Tuesday and Wednesday:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: FREEBIRDS Mission will partner with Mission Regional Medical Center from 11:00 a.m. " 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. " 7:00 p.m. The first 250 guests during each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to Mission Regional Medical Center.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011: FREEBIRDS Mission will partner with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00pm-7:00pm. The first 250 guests at each time slot will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.