September...or Free Burrito Month?

BOSTON, MA – It’s that time of year, folks. School is starting, the leaves will soon change, and there will be free burritos (yes, free burritos!). boloco, a Boston-based family of globally inspired burrito restaurants, is celebrating fall the best way it knows how: Free Burrito Day. But, this is no ordinary Free Burrito Day: 20 boloco locations will participate, with Free Burrito Days taking place all throughout the month of September.

Starting on Wednesday, September 3, boloco will kick off a free burrito celebration. All New England locations will participate, serving free burritos from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m, with 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours in the Boston Financial District locations. Here is the list of locations and dates:

  • Wednesday, September 3: boloco Copley and boloco Commons
  • Thursday, September 4: boloco Lynnfield
  • Friday, September 5: boloco Warwick, RI
  • Monday, September 8: boloco Wellesley
  • Tuesday, September 9: boloco Atlantic Wharf and boloco Cleveland Circle
  • Wednesday, September 10: boloco Federal Street, boloco Congress Street, and boloco Pearl Street
  • Thursday, September 11: boloco Natick
  • Tuesday, September 16: boloco Northeastern University and boloco Children’s Hospital
  • Wednesday, September 17: boloco Berklee College of Music and boloco Harvard Square
  • Thursday, September 18: boloco School Street and boloco Newbury Street
  • Tuesday, September 23: boloco Concord, NH
  • Wednesday, September 24: boloco Hanover, NH
  • Thursday, September 25: boloco Burlington, VT

As always, mini and small burritos will be totally free, original burritos and bowls will cost $1, and big bowls will cost $2. Even if guests plan to opt for the mini and small burritos, they should be sure to bring those George Washingtons, because in true Free Burrito Day fashion, boloco is partnering with a good cause and collecting donations for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need with nutritious food, teaches their families how to cook healthy and affordable meals, and raises awareness to ensure that ending child hunger is a top national priority. In boloco’s Burlington, VT community, boloco will raise funds for Hunger Free Vermont, a Share Our Strength ally that is dedicated to providing nutrition education and expanding access to nutrition programs that nourish Vermont’s children, families, and communities.  

The good times don’t stop once the last free burrito has been eaten. Once a Free Burrito Day hits a location, the restaurant will also roll out some new menu changes the same day. Among the changes, guests can look forward to the Tropi-Kale smoothie becoming a permanent menu item and the return of a much beloved ordering option: the small bowl. That’s right folks, the little bowl will be renamed the original bowl and the small bowl will return, providing guests (especially gluten-free guests!) with more options when it comes to the age old question: To burrito…or to bowl? boloco will also introduce a new seasonal salad, the Charred Broccoli salad, which features skillet charred broccoli, romaine lettuce, toasted farro, creamy goat cheese, pickled onions, candied sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette. Other changes include adding a small upcharge for boloco’s grass-fed steak and saying goodbye to the Kale Cobb salad.

Guests with questions about the Free Burrito Days or menu changes can give boloco a shout at @bolocobuzz on Twitter, email, or stop in their local boloco. Seventeen years of Free Burrito Days have prepared you for this month long venture, New England. Who is up for the challenge?


boloco believes that even a burrito aspires. The Boston-based family of 22 restaurants and over 400 team members serves globally inspired burritos, bowls, smoothies and shakes in locations throughout the Eastern United States. boloco’s unique purpose is to use a simple burrito to transform the lives and futures of people working in food service, for which it won the New England Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012.  In addition, boloco is 2-Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association and continually takes important baby steps to improve its environ-mentality. To get the inside scoop (and earn free burritos), visit,, or email - #bolocolistens. Where it all began… watch “Our Story at 15” here: