Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 12, 2016) – Known for its scratch kitchen, warm hospitality and classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has reached a milestone with the opening of its 40th restaurant location in St. Charles, Mo.
Dennis Thompson, cofounder of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and an original owner of Fox and Hound Bar & Grill, and Doug Glendenning, former president of Lone Star, opened Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in 2000 in Charlotte, N.C., and credits its success to creating extraordinary experiences through hospitality.
“We take great pride in attention to detail to ensure all guests receive personalized service,” said CEO Mark Eason. “As a leader in the polished-casual industry, we offer an inviting atmosphere perfect for guests to unwind while dining on our authentic wood-fired entrees.”
Firebirds’ large selection of mouthwatering steaks are hand-cut onsite by a certified butcher and seared to perfection using authentic firewood that infuses a local flavor. The Firebirds experience goes far beyond exceptional food and drink with the belief that unparalleled dining starts the moment guests arrive; they are greeted with a friendly face, knowledgeable staff and an inviting ambiance.
Firebirds received the prestigious “Breakout Brand” award by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2014 and has been recognized on industry lists such as FSR’s “FSR 50: Top 10 Fast-Growing, High-Performing Chains” and Technomic’s “Top 500 Restaurant Chains Report.” The restaurant also received multiple 2016 Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Firebirds stays on trend by refreshing its food and cocktail menus seasonally. In addition, children can order from a healthy kids’ menu with items such as filet medallions, shrimp tacos and wood-grilled mahi certified by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program.
Firebirds is proud of its partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), donating $1.25 per glass sold year-round in all restaurant locations, and has donated more than $700,000 since its partnership with ALSF began in 2012. All Firebirds guests can sign up to be a part of the Inner Circle, whose members are the first to hear about upcoming events, promotions, new menu items and exclusive offers and also receive a gift for joining and a gift on their birthday.
Firebirds is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. The restaurant offers banquet services, catering, to-go and gift cards. Guests can enjoy half-priced select bottles and glasses every Monday for Wine Down Monday as well as weeklong Happy Hour with bar bites and drink specials in the FIREBAR® and patio.
About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a collection of 40 polished-casual restaurants known for its bold flavors, warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in classic American cuisine grilled over an authentic wood-fired grill, Firebirds heightens the guests’ experience with unexpected delights such as chilled salad plates, meticulous table manicuring and refreshed frozen martini glasses. Unique features, including stacked stone entryways, exclusive artwork and the award-winning FIREBAR® provide a full-spectrum dining experience. The FIREBAR® boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails such as its signature Double Black Diamond Martini® and a robust wine list, including its own private label wines, served at proper cellar temperatures. Firebirds’ scratch kitchen features a variety of offerings infused with bold flavors, including items such as its Wood Grilled Salmon and Chile Rubbed Delmonico grilled over local hickory, oak or pecan wood. With its mission to “Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds prides itself on providing real value to its guests. Consistent community involvement and partnerships with organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, with over a half million dollars donated to ALSF through the sales of fresh-squeezed lemonade, are also a large part of how Firebirds weaves itself into the fabric of the local communities it serves. Firebirds was listed as part of the FSR 50 – “Top 10 Fast-Growing Chains” and also received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as other national awards. For more information or to find a location, visit firebirdsrestaurants.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @FirebirdsGrill and Instagram at @FirebirdsGrill.