Birdcall restaurant and its fried chicken sandwiches swoop into Richardson
A new chicken restaurant is coming in for a landing: Birdcall, a Denver-based chain that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches and salads, will open a location in Richardson, at 507 W. Belt Line Rd.
According to a release, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on Monday, February 19.
Richardson is the third Birdcall in the Dallas area and only the 14th in the U.S. So it's a young chain. They previously opened locations in Frisco and Carrollton.
The concept was created in 2016 by Peter Newlin and Jean-Philippe Failyau, two industry veterans who previously founded Denver-based concepts such as Park Burger and Homegrown Tap & Dough. Their goal was to not only offer a "better" chicken sandwich, but also improve the way fast-food restaurants operate.
The Richardson opening marks a significant milestone in that it features the debut of Birdcall’s breakfast menu, says CEO Mark Lohmann in a statement.
"Bringing Birdcall breakfast to Richardson while marking our third Texas location, alongside the Carrollton and Frisco locations, is truly something special,” Lohmann says. “We are excited to add to our growing family of Texas locations and continue to connect with the local community in Dallas.”
The restaurant is going into a space that has in the past been a Krispy Kreme as well as a Jack in the Box. It has seating for 85, including an expansive outdoor patio. Guests can expect an upbeat experience with unique elements such as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle arcade machine, four beers on tap, two cocktail taps, four kiosks for ordering, and a drive-thru lane.
Renowned mural artist Lindee Zimmer has also lent her creative touch to the Richardson exterior with a colorful and fun mural.
The Richardson breakfast options will be served daily until 10:30 a.m. Menu items include:
● Fried Chicken Biscuit: Crispy chicken on a buttermilk biscuit
● Southern Chicken & Egg: Crispy chicken, egg, bacon, and pimento cheese on a brioche bun
● Green Chile Burrito: Bacon, egg, cheese, hashbrown, and green chile on a tortilla
● Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit: Crispy chicken tossed in Nashville hot sauce with honey butter on a buttermilk biscuit
● Bacon, Egg & Cheese: Bacon, egg, and white cheddar on a buttermilk biscuit
● Sweet Chicken & Honey Butter Biscuit: Honey-glazed crispy chicken with honey butter on a buttermilk biscuit
● Southern Burrito: Crispy chicken, hashbrown, salsa, and pimento cheese on a tortilla
Breakfast beverages include orange juice, grapefruit juice, La Colombe hot coffee, iced coffee, and canned coffee.
That's on top of a regular menu of sandwiches such as the Nashville with Nashville hot sauce & sweet pickles, the Southern with crispy chicken, pimento cheese spread, & slaw, the Buffalo with buffalo sauce & blue cheese slaw, the Rancher with white cheddar cheese, bacon red onion jam, & BBQ sauce, and the grilled chicken Caesar. There's even a veggie, which is unusual at chicken places, featuring crispy tofu, peanut slaw, & sriracha aioli.
A new special is the Fried Chicken Muffuletta, available through March 5 at some Birdcall locations, including Frisco and Carrollton, but NOT at the Richardson location, topping crispy chicken with Genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone, and olive salad on a brioche bun.
To celebrate the opening, Birdcall will make contributions to Chefsville, a local educational nonprofit offering cooking classes, camps, and clubs; and the Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association, which supports the Richardson Fire Department.