Two eateries new to the Chattanooga area are cooking up openings as restaurant sales nationally are higher so far this year over 2012.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is to open next spring near Hamilton Place mall, according to shopping center owner Chattanooga-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

Also, Santa Fe Cattle Co. plans to unveil its newest roadhouse-style restaurant in Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland, Tenn., in August.

Firebirds, which offers a variety of wood-fired specialty entrees such as steak, chicken and fish, is to go into the Hamilton Corner center near AAA off Gunbarrel Road.

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