Firebirds Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Thirty-six Firebirds Wood Fired Grill restaurants nationwide have received the prestigious 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Additionally, Firebirds’ Niles, Ohio, and Bartlett, Tennessee, locations are each now TripAdvisor’s No. 1 restaurant for their respective markets. Firebirds’ West Des Moines location, which opened late 2015, qualified for and received the 2017 Certificate of Excellence after being open for only a year and a half.
According to TripAdvisor, the Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. To qualify, a restaurant must be listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months, maintain a four out of five TripAdvisor bubble rating and rack up a minimum number of reviews.
“This award is a testament to the work and passion each location’s team has for Firebirds and our guests,” says Mark Eason, CEO of Firebirds. “We are honored that TripAdvisor users have recognized our dedication to providing quality, flavorful scratch-made menu items in a warm, inviting atmosphere at each of our award-winning locations.”
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a collection of 43 polished-casual restaurants specializing in boldly flavored, classic American cuisine, including fresh steaks and seafood prepared from scratch and seared over local hickory, oak or pecan wood on an authentic wood-fired grill. Architectural features include custom-designed wine walls, inviting patios and the FIREBAR, which boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails, craft beer and a robust wine list, including Firebirds’ private label wine, served at proper cellar temperatures.
With its purpose to “Serve, enrich and exceed,” Firebirds prides itself on providing real value and unexpected delights to its guests, while weaving itself into the fabric of the communities it serves. To date, Firebirds has donated more than $950,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to fund childhood cancer research through the sale of its freshly squeezed lemonade.