Apparently platinum-haired Food Network television host and mayor of Flavortown Guy Fieri thinks Nashville could use some more, sigh, fried chicken. According to a press release, Fieri and Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl (partnering with FACE Hospitality) are plotting Chicken Guy! restaurants for Nashville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Johnson City, Tennessee in the near future.
They’re bringing the fried fowl-focused restaurant Chicken Guy! (exclamation point apparently necessary) to at least one Nashville location sometime in 2020 — downtown at off Second Avenue and Commerce Street.
The Chicken Guy! menu includes fried and grilled chicken tenders and 22 sauces, plus skewers, bowls, sandwiches, and fries. Fried tenders are brined in a mixture of fresh lemon juice, pickle juice and buttermilk and infused with a proprietary blend of herbs and spices. The chicken is all natural, antibiotic-free, and never frozen.
Chicken Guy! opened its flagship location at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2018, followed by openings at Redskins Field, Levi’s Stadium and Aventura Mall. Additional locations are slated to open in 2020 including Mall of America, Dadeland, Sawgrass, Nashville, LAX, Las Vegas and many more to be announced soon.
Chicken Guy! [Official Site]