Starbird Chicken
1241 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Super Premium Fast Food.

We’ve reimagined fast food to meet the needs of a new America. We’ve kept the good parts, and fixed the bad ingredients, tastes and experiences.

We’ve created a world where eating conveniently and healthily are not at odds, and where affordability never has to be associated with sacrifice. At Starbird, fast food is positive and delicious, once again.

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Our Roots

Starbird is the passion project of The Culinary Edge. After launching dozens of successful restaurant concepts for its clients, the time came for The Culinary Edge to incubate, own and operate its own restaurants. In 2014 The Culinary Edge created The Culinary Edge Ventures (TCEV). TCEV’s mission is to innovate and revolutionize tired restaurant industry segments with purposeful and dynamic concepts.

Starbird is the first concept, with a mission to reimagine fast food all across America.

If you want to learn more about Starbird or The Culinary Edge Ventures, have a conversation, help us grow or simply talk shop, send an email to

Our Ingredients.

When it comes to what makes our food super premium and positively delicious, the difference is in the details.

The Toppings.

Super premium. Super craveable.

The Process.

Our chicken is hand cut, hand battered, hand dipped, and small-batch fried. It’s hand-delivered happiness.
[Did we mention our batter is gluten free?]

The Sauces & Spreads.

House-made. Habit-forming.

The Bread.

Baked in house, all day long.

The Chicken.

Positively delicious locally raised, sustainably farmed, antibiotic free poultry. 

The Veggies.

Chopped by hand, pickled and roasted in house.


We’re on a mission to reimagine fast food. If you are passionate, engaged and excited about bringing delicious and wholesome food and genuine hospitality back to fast food, come join our team!


We believe in fixing the bad parts of fast food from the inside out. We’re creating a world where opportunities in the restaurant industry are the path to a better future, where our restaurants empower the communities they serve and where our version of “fast food” breeds positivity and joy.


We’re not the only ones who think we’re on to something. See what others have to say about Starbird!

Open Positions

Sunnyvale, San Jose, Foster City

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