Special preview: Flying Biscuit Cafe is opening their first Alabama restaurant in Birmingham this week (photos)

Left to right – Joe Yund, Greg Yund, Morgan Yund and Ann Yund at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The first Flying Biscuit Cafe in Alabama opens Monday, October 28 in Birmingham in the Shops of the Colonnade off Highway 280.

Cult-like Following in Atlanta

The big Flying Biscuit Cafe Mural in Birmingham at the Shops of the Colonnade. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Flying Biscuit started 25 years ago in Atlanta with the idea of serving  healthier breakfast options.  After two decades, the restaurant developed  a “cult-like” following  because of its food and colorful eye-opening interior design.

The place simply “pops” with color.  And the food….


Flying Biscuit Cafe chicken and waffles and gravy on a biscuit. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Well, the Atlanta Constitution just declared The Flying Biscuit’s biscuits one of the best in the sprawling metropolis.

A Family Affair

The father and son team of Joe and Greg Yund is opening the Flying Biscuit franchise.

“My dad and I have always wanted to get into business together,” said Greg Yund, who is also the general manager at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Birmingham.

His father Joe brings 40 years of restaurant experience to the Flying Biscuit having developed 126 Taco Bells, A&Ws, KFCs, Pizza Hut franchises in New York and the Northeast and an additional 330 plus Sonics and Taco Bells in the South.


The bar at the Flying Biscuit in Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

“We built this (the new Flying Biscuit) with a team in mind,” added Greg.  “My dad built his business from one Taco Bell to 330. He did that with a strong team around him. Our goal is to be one with the community. We are going to be very community oriented and very team driven.”

What to Expect

Out of this world Flying Biscuit Shrimp and Grits. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Flying Biscuit Cafe will be open daily, 6:00am to 9:00pm. They will have live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and during brunch hours on Sundays. There is a bar onsite.

“It is Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all day.  If you want a burger at 6:00am you can get one. Want chicken and waffles or biscuit and gravy? You can get it at 8:00pm.  The menu is open all day for everyone,” concluded Greg Yund.

Flying biscuit has deserts too. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Follow Flying Biscuit on Social Media

Don’t forget Flying Biscuit “merch!” Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Make sure to keep up with the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Birmingham by liking them on Facebook and Instagram.  Visit this week – and be sure to tag Bham Now.

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.