FACE Hospitality, subsidiary of FACE Amusement Group, inked a franchise deal with famed chef, author and Emmy Award-winning television personality Guy Fieri and restaurateur Robert Earl that calls for the opening of Chicken Guy! locations across the state of Tennessee. The first stage of the agreement will include the 2020 opening of Chicken Guy! in downtown Nashville. Future Tennessee Chicken Guy! locations include Knoxville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City.
“We’re eager to partner with Guy Fieri, Robert Earl and their culinary team,” says Rosemary Rose, president of FACE Hospitality. “Nothing brings people together like great food, and we look forward to adding their unique twists and bold tastes to our family.”
Chicken Guy! serves chicken tenders, skewers, sandwiches and salads that pair with more than 20 varieties of house-made sauces. Staple menu items include the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sandwich, which features pepperjack, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, special sauce, slaw, pickles and BBQ kettle chips. The chain also features a variety of Flavortown-branded frozen treats.
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. The chain plans to open additional locations in 2020 in a variety of locations, from the Mall of America to Las Vegas.