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Chicken Guy restaurant from Guy Fieri comes to Texas with Dallas debut
A new chicken concept is coming to Dallas, hatched by celebrity chef and food personality Guy Fieri: Called Chicken Guy!, it's a restaurant chain specializing in chicken tenders, and it's opening its first Texas location in Dallas, at Preston Hollow Village, the same center as Trader Joe's, at 7859 Walnut Hill Ln. in #190, a space that was previously a model home center.
According to a spokesperson, the restaurant will open in early 2024.
Chicken Guy! is a collaboration between Fieri and restaurateur Robert Earl, former CEO of Hard Rock Cafe and current chairman of Earl Enterprises (Buca di Beppo, Bertucci's, Brio Italian Grille, Bravo Italian Kitchen). Earl and his son Robbie have been on the vanguard of virtual kitchens and delivery-only concepts, and have already teamed with Fieri on Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen, a delivery-only concept featuring wings and burgers, which operates out of Brio Italian Grille and Buca di Beppo locations.
He and Earl debuted Chicken Guy! in 2018, when they opened the first location at Walt Disney World in Florida. The concept is about tenders: solo, or in sandwiches and salads, accompanied by the plethora of sauces that are a trademark of chicken tender spots. What Chicken Guy! has that no one else has on the sauce front is Fieri's famous Donkey sauce which he happily divulges contains mayo + garlic + mustard + Worcestershire + lemon.
The chicken gets brined, which keeps it moist; Fieri adds pickle juice to the brine along with lemon and buttermilk.
Their other distinctive technique is to cook the tenders in presure fyrers, said to keep the chicken moist inside and crispy outside.
Sandwiches come with two tenders, fried or grilled, and include:
- BLAT - a BLT with avocado crema
- Hot Honey - Nashville hot honey, American slaw, pickles, and HOT tenders
- Buffalo chicken mac & cheese - Mac & cheese, bacon, buffalo, "smc" (in Fieri talk, that's "super melty cheese"), garlic parmesan
- Korean BBQ - sticky Korean BBQ sauce, Asian slaw, pickles
There's also a chopped salad with tenders, Romaine, slaw, chickpeas, peppercioni peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, and Italian dressing.
There are decadent shakes including not only van-choc-straw but also Oreo cookie, triple double mint, and Apple Cinnamon Cereal shake with vanilla soft serve, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Apple Jacks cereals.
Chicken Guy! currently has 11 locations across the U.S. in a variety of settings, from LAX Airport to Miami's Dadeland Mall to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, plus seven more in the works including Hollywood Boulevard and Dallas.