If you have spent any time driving around Scottsdale in recent months, you may have happened onto a new restaurant called Birdcall. The restaurant stands out as it possesses a unique external eating area that feels part 1950s, part new age, all blended into one unique design. And yet, it still has a traditional drive-through. The massive glass windows from the dining area opens and almost invites curiosity, unlike the majority of fast food chains, which apply heavy tints and advertising stickers, making it nearly impossible to see what’s going on inside. This unique restaurant has a mission, and it’s also expanding in metro Phoenix, with a second restaurant open and the possibility of more on the way.
Birdcall isn’t just another chicken restaurant. There’s already plenty of those. If you took too long of a nap you would have woken up to a dozen different chicken franchises flocking to the Valley. Birdcall is different. It uses only 100% all-natural foods. You’re not going to find hormone-injected chicken breasts or foods grown with GMOs or antibiotics. Everything is natural, fresh, and prepared for you. Think of it as fast food meets organic farm. To top everything off, 1% of all profits, across the board, are donated to local charities and events.
The original restaurant hatched in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. It spread throughout Colorado, before flying south and landing in Scottsdale. The restaurant, which is open seven days a week, from 11 AM until 10 PM, has performed well at its 7204 East Shea Blvd. address. And now, a new location is set to open this coming Monday, September 25.
You can find the new Phoenix restaurant at 7025 North 7th Street (right at the intersection with Glendale) in Phoenix.
If you have yet to try out the Scottsdale location (or any of the other restaurants in Colorado and Texas) everything is made from scratch, including the bun. The monthly “BirdCall Presents”, which is a special sandwich that comes with a $1 donation to a local charity (on top of the 1% the restaurant already donates) is the Bees Knees, which is an all-natural crispy chicken, topped off with Mike’s Hot Honey, plus banana peppers, shredded romaine, and Calabrian chili aioli. The donation will go to The Bee Conservatory.
Other sandwiches include the Deluxe (crispy chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese, buttermilk herb mayo, lettuce, and tomato), Southern (crispy chicken, pimento cheese spread, southern slaw), and the Grilled Chicken Caesar (grilled chicken, parmesan cheese crisps, caesar dressing, and tomato).