Wichita natives Dennis Thompson and Doug Glendenning will open their first Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Kansas on Monday, Oct. 7 at The Waterfront in Wichita. Known for its’ Classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, the menu specializes in aged steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over a wood fired grill.
Thompson, who cofounded Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and was an original owner of Fox and Hound Bar & Grill, was the creative mind and started Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in 2000 with Glendenning, former president of Lone Star. As a current resident of Charlotte where Firebirds is headquartered, Thompson also spent several years in Colo. where he drew from his dining experiences to develop the food and flair of Firebirds. The restaurant has become increasingly popular due to its high quality dishes at moderate prices, top notch service and warm ambiance.
“I am eager to share the entire Firebirds’ dining experience with my hometown,” said Founder Dennis Thompson. “Afterall, enjoying a delicious meal in a relaxing setting is the best way to spend time with family and friends.”
Guests can enjoy a breadth of menu selections including its signature Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Firebirds BLT Salad, Chile Rubbed Delmonico, Wood Grilled Salmon, Lobster Spinach Queso and Creme Brulee Cheesecake. Children can also order from a healthy Kids’ Menu that even features Sirloin Steak. The award-winning FIREBAR ™ hosts a selection of private Firebirds’ label wines and specialty cocktails such as the Double Black Diamond Martini infused with natural, fresh pineapple for 21 days.
“From cutting the perfect steak that is done in our kitchen, to selecting the best blend of herbs and spices, each dish is prepared on site from start to finish,” said General Manager Stephen Wright. “We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable and gracious staff whose mission is to provide the best dining experience customized for every guest. We look forward to serving the Wichita community.”
The 7,651-square-foot restaurant features an exposed kitchen, an indoor stone fireplace, a private dining room with full audio visual for meetings or special events up to 35 guests, a cozy outdoor patio and its own FIREBAR™ that includes a waterfall display of colorful bottles. Dark woods, vivid colors and comfortable seating create a cozy and intimate dining room setting.
Guests are also encouraged to support Firebirds initiative to help fight childhood cancer – Firebirds will donate $1 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand each time they purchase fresh squeezed lemonade.
Firebirds is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Guests can also enjoy half priced appetizers and drink specials from the FIREBAR weekdays from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the bar and at the outdoor patio. The restaurant also offers banquet services, catering and gift cards. In addition, guests can register for Firebirds’ E-Club to receive exclusive offers, promotions and a Birthday gift.
Wichita now marks Firebirds’ 26th location, and the company has several future openings planned throughout the U.S.
About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a Classic American restaurant known for its authentic wood fired entrees infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Firebirds has a collection of 29 restaurants throughout the U.S. The polished casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, and feature a selection of aged steaks that are hand-cut in the restaurant, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over local hickory, oak or pecan wood. Since 2000, loyal guests have craved signature items such as Firebirds BLT Salad, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Chile Rubbed Delmonico, Wood Grilled Salmon, Lobster Spinach Queso and Creme Brulee Cheesecake. The award-winning FIREBAR™ hosts a selection of private Firebirds’ label wines and specialty cocktails such as the Double Black Diamond Martini infused with natural, fresh pineapple for 21 days. From the delicious flavor to the ambiance of the relaxing fireplace and exhibition kitchen, Firebirds provides a memorable experience.
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