The On Deck Team at Dirty Bird

Last week, the On Deck Team took a trip downtown to support one of our long time customers Dirty Bird To-Go. After sampling the delicious cuisine (fried chicken, mac-n-cheese and garlic kale), we sat down with owner and founder Joseph Ciriello to learn a bit more about the history of the Dirty Bird.

A seasoned restaurateur, owner Joseph Ciriello opened the original Dirty Bird in Chelsea in 2006 to provide a healthier, fresher alternative to typical fast food. All of the produce is free range, antibiotic-free and grown locally.


After a few years of growth, Joseph needed financing to purchase inventory to keep up with the rising demand. After being denied by his bank in 2011, he decided to reach out to On Deck at the suggestion of a friend. Since then, he’s taken three loans with us, steadily increased sales, opened a new location in TriBeCa and even rubbed elbows
with Mayor Bloomberg.

We wish Joseph and the Dirty Bird Team the best of luck, and look forward to their continued success!