There’s a surprise entry in the race to bring quality quick service food to Disney Springs. Guy Fieri is teaming up again with restaurateur Robert Earl to create Chicken Guy! — a fast-casual chain dedicated to serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with a wide variety of flavorful sauces meant to please all palates. The new concept will launch its flagship location at Disney Springs this summer in a space adjacent to the Planet Hollywood gift store.
We’re told the menu at Chicken Guy will feature one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch, served multiple ways and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Since we’re talking about flavor town, all the little chicken pieces will be brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture.
The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, and a wide array of sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as tempting sides like Guy Fieri’s fries, crowd pleasing mac ‘n cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw.
Chicken Guy also promises two Flavortown Frozen Treats that will make anyone’s mouth water! Guests can end their meal on a sweet note with the Triple Double Ice Cream Treat, a large cup of deliciousness combining triple chocolate and double mint, that may cause a few cases of brain freeze or the Cinnamon Apple, a heaping cup vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Apple Jacks cereal, yum!
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Guy—first with the launch of his sandwich and burger menu at Planet Hollywood. Since then, we have kept in touch, determined to work on more projects together,” said Planet Hollywood Founder and Chairman Robert Earl. “We have found the perfect venture with Chicken Guy!, certain to be a crowd-pleaser. I have personally tasted all the menu items and can’t wait to open at Disney Springs and across the country, because I know our guests will love what Guy has put on the menu.”
Fieri, a chef, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, has brought his signature blend of authentic-meets-surprising flavors to Chicken Guy!, once again creating crave-worthy blends of spices and seasonings that keep his fans coming back for more. In this new concept, Fieri has taken the always popular chicken tender, endowed it with a proprietary blend of flavors, and provided guests with a myriad of delicious sauce options resulting in endless combinations of flavors.
“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” said Fieri. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point.”
The new Chicken Guy location promises a whimsical design that will delight guests as they place their orders, innovative packaging that will make carrying out and enjoying food on the go fun and easy—and, of course, seating will be available indoors and out.
There are already a few quick service locations over in the neighborhood of Planet Hollywood, but not really any good place to sit down and eat your stuff. Perhaps Disney Springs can put up some tables and tents in the area over by the water fountain.
I love it that the new concept will debut at Disney Springs. I think Disney World could play a larger role in introducing new businesses with it’s large attendance each year, the brands can really get an idea of how their product will be received.
Will you give Guy Fieri’s new Chicken Guy quick service concept a try after it opens?