They say that Disney is the happiest place on earth, but celebrity chef Guy Fieri would most likely disagree and say that place is Flavortown. But now, he won’t have to choose between the two. Disney World is about to become a little more magical with the opening of Guy Fieri’s new restaurant, Chicken Guy! Yes, the exclamation point is part of the official title.
Chicken Guy! will be a fast-casual restaurant at Disney Springs in Orlando, functioning as the flagship location of what will eventually be a chain of chicken restaurants. They will serve chicken grilled, fried, in a sandwich, on a skewer, or in a salad and offer 22 different sauce options, presumably including Donkey Sauce. The restaurant will also offer sides like loaded fries with SMC (super melty cheese) and mac n’ cheese, along with a host of indulgent desserts. For maximum accessibility, a “sauce slinger” will roam the restaurant with a holster full of condiments.
Disney Springs, a shopping hub right outside the theme parks, has seen an increase in chef-driven restaurants recently with celebrity chefs Masaharu Morimoto, Rick Bayless, and Art Smith all getting in on the action. Fieri, however, is offering diners a more affordable option (by Disney standards) with quick counter service. Chicken Guy! will be unique in other ways too, featuring a selfie wall with a huge image of Fieri, as well as employees who give customers the famous chef’s signature fist bump.
“It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken,” said Fieri in a statement, “but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point.”
Chicken lovers won’t have to wait too long to try the restaurant for themselves as Chicken Guy! officially opens for business in August.