our story

With 15 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, owner and founder, Christos Paterimos, was determined to create a space that spoke a language driven by quality and value for money, all whilst keeping things simple. Later joined by business partner, Brandon Mateus, the two made it happen! Using their passion for good food and people, they brought to life Bird&Co, the clucking good concept of chicken (generously topped with our secret, award-winning, homemade peri peri sauce) and hearty wood-fired pizza’s all from one convenient spot.

Effective 1st August 2022 a controlling stake was acquired in the business by the Rose Trust represented by Kevin Hedderwick and Brett Hedderwick. Both have extensive food service and franchising experience and will be invaluable as the Bird & Co brand positions itself for long term sustainable growth.

Don’t be a chicken, try out our peri peri chicken and other delicious options!

welcome to the cool coop

If, however, you guessed clucking good chicken and satisfyingly hearty pizza, then we welcome you to the cool club (or the cool coop, should we say). You belong here! We are kindred spirits speaking the universal language of clucking good food. And not just any food – food created with the freshest ingredients, food packed with flavour, and if you are brave enough to choose the chilli option, food that packs a real punch!

the hen house

It all started with the main hen house – Bird&Co Ballito. And just like a baby bird launching from the nest and spreading its wings for the first time, we had lift-off! Good news sure does spread fast – and before we knew it, we had a whole flock of Bird&Co babies hatching all over the country. Yup, the people just couldn’t get enough of our succulent and tender chicken and clucking delicious pizza, and they kept chirping us to open more branches!

Ruffling Feathers in the Restaurant Industry

But don’t take our word for it – come in and try it! Not to be cocky, but our chicken is the best. No, seriously. Our deboned chicken was recently voted BEST peri-peri chicken in Durban! Man does KZN have clucking good taste! Not that we give a cluck about awards and accolades, but we just thought you deserved to know the truth!

Locate your nearest Bird&Co for a mouth-watering meal!