Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Rising Stars Fund

Founded in 2011 in Miami, Florida, by acclaimed restaurateur John Kunkel, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a polished casual concept known for its farm-fresh menu, offering the highest quality classic Southern cuisine and inventive handcrafted cocktails. Yardbird offers a unique and authentic dining experience built around 100-year old family recipes, served in a warm, welcoming environment. Recognized for the modern renditions of classic, home-style favorites, the menu is renowned for its famous Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken n’ Waffles, Deviled Eggs, and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Yardbird has earned multiple accolades including a James Beard nomination for best new restaurant, the south’s best fried chicken by Southern Living, one of America’s best Bourbon Bars by the Bourbon Review and best new restaurant by Bon Appétit.

Yardbird currently has four locations: two owned locations in Miami Beach and Los Angeles, and two licensed locations in Las Vegas and Singapore.

In November, 2017, TriSpan announced that it was making a significant growth investment in Yardbird Southern Table & Bar through its Rising Stars fund in order to facilitate the company’s expansion across the US and in international markets.

“We are impressed by TriSpan’s understanding of the food and beverage industry and what it takes to grow a strong brand. TriSpan appreciates our commitment to continually providing our guests with high-quality, made-from-scratch, classic Southern cuisine and exceptional customer service. Ultimately, TriSpan’s willingness to invest in the long-term success of the Yardbird brand and their alignment with our values makes them the perfect partner to help us execute our growth strategy.”

John Kunkel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.

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