Diners hungry for Jonathan Byrd’s fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken and noodles or turkey Manhattans can still line up to get them at the Greenwood restaurant.
But the eatery is changing. Owner Ginny Byrd is converting the 400-seat dining room into banquet space and moving the restaurant into the 50-seat carryout and bakery area. She wants to grow the catering and banquet business, which is the official caterer for the Indianapolis Colts and is the largest part of Jonathan Byrd’s.
In order to focus more on that side of the business, she had to shrink the restaurant, she said.