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Birdcall is Bringing Its Crispy Chicken to Boulder


A new crispy chicken restaurant is coming to Boulder: Birdcall, the Denver-based fast-casual chain, is opening two new locations in Boulder this month.

The first well open inside Whole Foods Market on Nov. 12, followed by a second, bigger location at Twenty Ninth Street Mall on Nov. 22.

The company first opened in Denver’s Five-Points neighborhood in 2016 and has rapidly expanded to five Colorado locations in the last six years. In addition to the two new Boulder spots, the company is planning to open 10 new locations in Colorado, Arizona and Texas in 2022.

Stephan Werk for Birdcall.

Birdcall’s popular all-natural crispy chicken sandwiches and fresh salads have proven popular elsewhere in Colorado — and they’re likely to be a hot choice in Boulder, too. They’re made with chicken from Colorado Native Foods and fresh bread that’s baked daily at Aspen Baking Co. The spice mixes were developed by Denver’s The Spice Guy.

Stores feature high-tech kiosks that keep wait times to five minutes or less, which helps keep the chain’s food more affordable.

“Birdcall has become the destination for a chicken sandwich that you can feel good about here in Colorado – and nothing is more quintessentially Colorado than enjoying a high-quality meal with a Boulder beer in hand, overlooking the Flatirons,” said Peter John Newlin, Birdcall’s CEO. “We are excited to make friends and support the Boulder community while serving up exceptionally tasty all-natural food that is accessible to all.”

Stephan Werk for Birdcall.

The two Boulder locations will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the Twenty Ninth Street Mall location will have happy hour deals and an outdoor patio with views of the Flatirons, plus a mural from The Worst Crew. That location’s full-service bar will feature six types of craft margaritas and more than 25 artisanal tequilas, plus local craft beers from spots like Upslope, Avery, Bootstrap, Four Noses and more.

With the opening of its Boulder locations, Birdcall plans to donate a portion of all sales to the Boulder Food Rescue as part of its 1 percent community giving program; Whole Foods will also make a $5,000 donation to the organization.

A select number of lucky guests at the Twenty Ninth Street eatery will also receive free Birdcall for one year.

Stephan Werk for Birdcall.

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