Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Expands Sustainability Efforts

Just in time for Earth Day, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is expanding its sustainability efforts to include wine cork and crayon recycling programs. Known for its extensive wine list and healthy kids menu that includes fun activities, Firebirds will soon place drop-off boxes inside each restaurant for guests and employees to deposit used wine corks and crayons.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Introduces New Spring Features Menu

Fans of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and smoky, grilled dishes are in luck. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, known for its bold flavors and classic American cuisine, has introduced its new Spring Features menu, showcasing delicious seasonal selections such as Steak Frites, Tequila Glazed Grilled Salmon, Hefeweizen-Steamed PEI Mussels and Wood Grilled Turkey Burger.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill celebrated its 15-year anniversary on December 6. The collection of polished-casual restaurants is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has 37 locations across the country with its 38th coming to West Des Moines, Iowa, later this month.

FSR 50: Top 10 Fast-Growing, High-Performing Chains

Variety may be the spice of life, but it also appears to be the stimulator of growth. FSR’s list of Top 10 Fast-Growing, High-Performing Full-Service Chains includes a wide array of concepts that dramatically increased sales from 2013 to 2014.

Fresh Tastes Dominate Firebirds' Spring Menu

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has launched its new Spring Features menu, with all selections under 580 calories, and a new line of fresh, seasonal cocktails. Available for a limited time only until May 5, the menu includes the BBQ Grilled Salmon Salad or Pork Tenderloin Sandwich for lunch; the Cocoa Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin or the Citrus Grilled Mahi Veracruz for dinner; the Griddled Corn and Goat Cheese Palenta, Spring Couscous Salad; and Fresh Strawberry Shortcake and Custard for lunch and dinner.

Firebirds Announces New CFO

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a classic American restaurant, has hired Brian McAlpine as chief financial officer.He joins the corporate team and staff at 36 locations nationwide with more than 28 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries.

Citrus and Grapefruit Trend Upward

While citrus is a year-round favorite, recent trend reports indicate the category of fruits that includes grapefruit, orange, and lemon is poised for a bigger 2015 than years past.Driving the renewed interest in citrus and grapefruit is consumers' inclination toward bold, distinctive flavors as well as ingredients with a healthy perception.

Firebirds Updates Website To Be Mobile, Local

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launched a responsive new website with a special gift giving deal: for every $50 purchase of gift cards, buyers receive a $10 gift.The new site was designed with the local and mobile guest in mind, providing optimal viewing across all devices.

Firebirds Goes Bold with Bar Bites Menu

Known for its classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launches its new Bar Bites menu. Guests can now enjoy a selection of small plates including Tenderloin Sliders, Pretzel Bites and Samuel Adams Beer Cheese, Crispy Hand Spun Chicken Tenders, Ahi Tuna Tar-Tar, Cajun BBQ Shrimp and Crispy Mahi Tacos.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Introduces New Wines

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill invites diners and wine enthusiasts to experience a savory taste of Chile with its new Lapostolle Wines, Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Known for its’ Classic American cuisine infused with bold flavor, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds’ guests can enjoy the award-winning wines made with 100 percent organic grapes for a limited time – from now until January 22.

Capital Grille Founder Joins Firebirds Owners

Edward P. "Ned" Grace, III has joined the Angelo, Gordon & Co.'s Private Equity Group as a senior advisor, where he will help the firm source and evaluate new investments in the restaurant industry as well as serve as a board member of the firm’s restaurant industry investments.