Saturday, September 24 2022

Fast-casual chicken restaurant Birdcall is expanding out of Colorado and entering the Arizona market with plans to open its first location in Scottsdale in April.

The Denver-based all-natural chicken company plans to open 10 restaurants over the next three years throughout the Phoenix area. The Scottsdale location at 7204 E. Shea Blvd. will be Birdcall’s ninth location since the company was founded in 2016.

Peter Newlin, co-founder and chief executive of Birdcall, explained that the Arizona expansion aligns with Birdcall’s overall growth plans to make natural foods more accessible to Southwestern communities, according to the release.

“We’re trying to change the way people look at fast food,” Newlin said. “We’ve incorporated state-of-the-art technology to deliver delicious, natural foods and beverages quickly, without sacrificing quality.”

From 100% natural chicken sandwiches and fresh, nutritious salads to organic beverages, Birdcall is committed to making natural foods accessible. Birdcall in Scottsdale will be open for lunch and dinner, serving chicken sandwiches, crispy tenders, gluten- and dairy-free chicken nuggets as well as healthy salads and other vegetarian options.

“Our customers love the fact that they can either grab a take-out meal or dine with family and friends in a casual, trendy setting that easily accommodates their schedules and any time constraints,” said Newlin.

The Scottsdale location plans to serve a selection of local fare, including sandwich rolls from Phoenix-based Noble Bakery, as well as draft beers from local breweries like SanTan Brewing Co. and Greenwood Brewing.

The community brand is proud to serve 100% natural meals and give back at least 1% of sales to the local community.

“Community is the heart and soul of everything we do at Birdcall,” Newlin said. “We want to be measured by the impact we create, not the money we make, and that’s why our grantees range from local artists and street musicians to schools and nonprofits.”

Birdcall restaurants feature contemporary designs that offer spacious, comfortable seating and a warm, welcoming ambiance. The Scottsdale Restaurant will feature a large, colorful mural painted along the exterior wall inspired by the Arizona landscape.

A dog-friendly outdoor patio will include tables with umbrellas for shade. Additionally, customers can enjoy a streamlined ordering process using indoor technology-focused kiosks for dine-in or take-out, as well as a convenient dual-lane drive-thru option.

A second Arizona Birdcall restaurant is scheduled to open in the village of San Tan in fall 2022, with a third location in Phoenix in early 2023.

For more details, visit eatbirdcall.com.

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