Starbird news & blog

Starbird has been featured in numerous articles and has received many accolades over the past 7 years. Below are some recent highlights from the media.

Starbird is hatching new locations!
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the 40/40 list

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most influential restaurant ceo
NRN's chicken showdown winner

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movers & shakers award recipient
5 years running

March 8, 2023

Nation's Restaurant News

Starbird Chicken named winner of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Chicken Showdown

February 1, 2023

In Sea of Chicken Sandwiches, Can Starbird Shine?

September 23, 2022

This Buzzing Chicken Chain is About to Double in Size

September 23, 2022

Starbird Begins to Fulfill its Unit Growth Destiny

September 23, 2022

Chicken restaurant Starbird opening in Hermosa Beach in October

September 7, 2022

Starbird Announces National Franchise Program

August 17, 2022

Why consumer trust is a make-or-break differentiator for virtual restaurant brands

August 17, 2022

Fried chicken near the beach

July 6, 2022

Menu Tracker: New items from Chili’s Grill & Bar, Fazoli’s and Whataburger

June 10, 2022

NRN editors discuss Taco Bell’s state-of-the-art drive thru, Starbucks’ new CEO hunt

May 24, 2022

Where to Eat at San Francisco International Airport [SFO]

May 22, 2022

Fast Casual: 2022 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

May 11, 2022

Franchising Takes Wing For Starbird

April 4, 2022

Optimizing Today’s Delivery Kitchens

March 24, 2022


March 11, 2022


March 2, 2022

Eater: Restoration Hardware Is Hiring For Its Massive New Atrium Restaurant in The Dogpatch

March 1, 2022

MIJ: Crispy chicken fast-casual chain Starbird arrives in Marin

February 17, 2022

Starbird Plants Roots in Los Angeles

February 11, 2022

NRN: The most influential restaurant CEOs in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News readers

February 8, 2022

QSR: Starbird Opens Pop-Up Kitchen in Southern California

February 8, 2022

QSR: Starbird Debuts New Store in Corte Madera, California

January 19, 2022

SF Chronicle: ‘Unprecedented’: Restaurant chains are booming in the Bay Area because of pandemic conditions

December 8, 2021

QSR: Creating the Restaurant of Tomorrow with The Culinary Edge

November 29, 2021

Restaurant Development + Design: QSR Prototypes

November 10, 2021

NRN: Starbird Chicken closes $12 million capital raise

November 10, 2021


November 10, 2021

QSR: Starbird Chicken Fuels Growth with $12M Investment

November 10, 2021

Fast Casual: Starbird Chicken raises $12M

September 14, 2021

Restaurant Magazine: Tattle and Thanx Team Up and Empower Restaurant Operators to Capture and Leverage Guest Experience Feedback

September 13, 2021

Restaurant Business: Surprise! Your Image of Ghost Kitchens Might Be Wrong

August 30, 2021

The Mercury News: 49ers fans: 10 awesome Levi’s Stadium food vendors for the 2021-22 season

August 23, 2021

Eat This, Not That!: This West Coast Fast-Food Chicken Chain Is Tripling in Size

August 23, 2021

Nation's Restaurant News: Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panda Express

July 26, 2021

QSR: Starbird Sprints Toward Pivotal Growth Spurt

July 23, 2021

QSR: 10 Emerging Chicken Chains Ready for Take-Off

July 23, 2021

Fast Casual: Starbird Chicken Might Be a Golden Goose

July 21, 2021

Fast Casual: ICX Association names award winners in interactive customer experience

July 21, 2021

Thrillist: The Best Places to Eat at Every SFO Terminal

July 15, 2021

Food on Demand: Starbird Flies High with Four Successful Virtual Concepts

July 7, 2021

QSR: Starbird Chicken Achieves Major Growth in First Half of 2021

May 25, 2021

Fast Casual: 2021 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

May 20, 2021

Restaurant Magazine: Starbird Chicken Opens Ninth Location in San Francisco Bay Area

May 20, 2021

Mercury News: Starbird Chicken Opens Restaurant in Walnut Creek

May 19, 2021

Fast Casual: Starbird Adding 9th Location

May 18, 2021

QSR Magazine: Starbird Chicken Opens in Walnut Creek, California

April 14, 2021

The Point News: Breaking Down the Bay Area’s Best Fried Chicken

April 14, 2021

Get Flavor: Deep Dive Virtual Reality, Optimizing the pathway to a thriving marketplace 

February 17, 2021

NRN: The Most Influential Restaurant CEOs in the Country

January 14, 2021

Market Scale: Dining Concepts Get Virtual Shakeup

December 15, 2020

Oakland News Now: Aaron Noveshen CEO of Starbird Interview On Starbird Gluten-Free Chicken Coming To Oakland

December 9, 2020

NRN: Starbird Chicken raises $4 million in funding

December 9, 2020

Yahoo Finance: Starbird Chicken Announces Significant Capital Raise, New Market Openings

December 9, 2020

QSR Magazine: Starbird Chicken Raises $4 Million, Plans Northern California Growth

December 3, 2020

The Mercury News: Starbird chicken opens Pruneyard location, East Bay cloud kitchen

December 1, 2020

QSR Magazine: 23 Restaurant Leaders on What Brings Them Hope

November 9, 2020

Restaurant Business: 5 Things to know about Starbird

September 25, 2020

QSRWEB: Trend-Toppers Edition: Starring Starbird, 'star' plants

August 12, 2020

Mashed: Founded in 2016, Starbird is Just Getting Started with Plans to Expand

July 30, 2020

NRN: New items from Taco John’s, TooJay’s Deli and Starbird Chicken

July 29, 2020

Restaurant Business Online: National Chicken Wing Day

July 20, 2020

Forbes: Starbird Chicken, Another Crispy Chicken Specialist Thriving Despite The Pandemic

May 14, 2020

DineOutCA: Restaurants with Excellent Delivery Ratings to Support During Social Distancing

May 1, 2020

QSR Magazine: A CEO’s 5 Takeaways on What Works Post-Pandemic

November 1, 2019

QSR Magazine: Inside Fast-Food's Fried Chicken Takeover

November 1, 2019

QSR Magazine: 3 Fried Chicken Dishes That Go Beyond the Bucket

September 1, 2019

QSR Magazine: LTO Strategies to Differentiate Your Concept

July 30, 2019

The Moodie Davitt Report: Tastes on the Fly brings local favourite Starbird to SFO’s new Harvey Milk Terminal

February 22, 2019

Mercury News: Best Bay Area fried chicken sandwich? And the winner is…

January 1, 2019

QSR Magazine: Starbird Shines the Spotlight on Chicken

September 1, 2018

QSR Magazine: 3 Unforgettable Limited-Time Offers

May 19, 2016

QSR Magazine: This Bird’s a Star

Career Change at 40: Why Franchising Is the Perfect Fit

January 3, 2024

Career Change at 40: Why Franchising Is the Perfect Fit

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Slim Chickens Franchise vs. Starbird: How They Compare

December 29, 2023

Slim Chickens Franchise vs. Starbird: How They Compare

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Opening a Fried Chicken Restaurant: What to Know & How to Start

December 7, 2023

Opening a Fried Chicken Restaurant: What to Know & How to Start

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The Fastest Growing Chicken Franchises All Do These 5 Things

December 6, 2023

The Fastest Growing Chicken Franchises All Do These 5 Things

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Franchise of the Future: 5 Types of Franchises That Continue to Grow

November 20, 2023

Franchise of the Future: 5 Types of Franchises That Continue to Grow

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QSR Franchise Opportunities: 4 Tips for Choosing Your Best Investment

November 15, 2023

QSR Franchise Opportunities: 4 Tips for Choosing Your Best Investment

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