Yardbird Southern Fried Chicken is the third restaurant concept from Thomas and Kirtanya von Matt, the husband and wife duo and owners behind Von Matt Hospitality Group (VMHG). VHMG is behind several restaurants primarily located in Zürich, which include The Bite Gourmet Burger Restaurant (since 2013), Brisket Southern BBQ & Bar (2015) and LA Brea SoCal Tacos (2019). Their concepts were founded together with Stephan von Matt, Thomas’ brother, who has since moved on to pursue new ventures.
The Yardbird Process: the meat is brined for 24h in a salt bath and double-fried with a crispy buttermilk crust. All chicken options can be ordered as wings or half a chicken. Most of the dishes can be ordered as a vegetarian or vegan option with tempura fried seasonal veggies. Did we mention that our chicken is also completely gluten-free?!
At Yardbird, the chicken is 100% locally sourced in Switzerland.. Our philosophy is simple – to work with regional products as much as possible.
We started out in Atlanta, and it was there that we learned how to make mouth-watering fried chicken. As we continued the journey, we quickly realized that each region represents some vastly different styles and flavours: Atlanta is known for its incredibly tender Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Nashville for its hot-hot-heat!, and St. Louis for its juicy home brines. This level of diversity inspired us to create the menu you see today.
At Yardbird, we’ve got a pretty laid back approach – the scene is lively, warm, and has a touch of Southern Hospitality. Our favourite kind of space is somewhere you can go on a date, which can also double for a big night out with your crew.
If the weather is nice, our terrace is open. Seating is on a "first come - first serve" basis.
Reservations up to 8 people can be made online via the tool below. Please call or email us to make a reservation for 9 people or more.
T: +41 (0)44 342 30 00
Weststrasse 146, 8003 ZURICH