Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs opens its newly expanded indoor seating area

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Chicken Guy dining room expansion completed
Posted: Friday August 5, 2022 9:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Chicken Guy! has been a hit with Disney springs guests looking for a quick bite at a reasonable price, which has often meant long waits and outdoor seating as the only option.

Two years after its 2018 opening, work began expanding the restaurant with more than twice the amount of indoor seating. The ground-level Planet Hollywood store was closed, allowing Chicken Guy! to expand into the adjacent space.

The pandemic shutdown delayed the project's opening, but work has finally wrapped up this past week, and the restaurant's new indoor seating has opened to guests.

The new dining room is accessed via the original seating area, and includes drink machines and bathrooms.

Seating is available in different configurations, including high-tops and tables. Power outlets and USB points can be found at the bar seating along the window.

The new seating area should help reduce the long lines and give diners a better chance of finding a table indoors, which is especially important during the hot and rainy summer season.

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Gabe110 days ago

Chicken Guy has moved into Navy Pier in Chicago. Mixed emotions. Happy to have a touch of Disney in Chicago. Sad the Pier didn’t renew Babba Gumps lease to make room for Chef Art. Babba was always packed.

SteveAZee10 days ago

If I remember correctly, McDonalds picked those colors so people were less likely to stay and relax at the tables after eating... better turnover. The reds and yellows aren't relaxing.

"El Magnifico"11 days ago

I like Chicken Guy. But the interior looks like a McDonalds.

david1022512 days ago

Walked by tonight around 5...not too crowded. Should take down that "Store" sign.

Frankenstein7913 days ago

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that looks goooood.

DCBaker22 days ago


DisneyDebRob22 days ago

Whew. When i saw this thread brought back to life I thought for sure I would see some bad news of it closing. Thanks for the good news! Did they expand into the gift shop of PH?

DCBaker22 days ago

UNCgolfJan 23, 2020

I would have had Polite Pig as #1 before this most recent trip, but my food there wasn't quite as good this time (still very good overall though). It was also my first time having Pizza Ponte and their Sicilian style pizza was wonderful -- the crust was perfect. I actually went back there the night I had Chicken Guy just to get another slice of the four cheese.

peter11435Jan 23, 2020

Interestingly I would rank them polite pig, chicken guy, pizza ponte, D-luxe burger.

UNCgolfJan 23, 2020

I was just teasing. I definitely disagree though -- I had Polite Pig, Pizza Ponte, Chicken Guy, and D-Luxe Burger all last week and Chicken Guy brought up the rear among those four just in Disney Springs quick service rankings. Polite Pig and Pizza Ponte are both light years ahead of Chicken Guy (Pizza Ponte is the best overall). I personally liked D-Luxe Burger a bit more as well, but it wasn't significantly better and probably a wash with Chicken Guy overall when you factor in the price difference.

LilofanJan 23, 2020

It's not quick service style but you can ask for in a to go box, Prime Time Cafe fried chicken at DHS. Really good and you grab a park bench by Echo Lake and people watch. You could also watch the 3pm parade but no longer.

peter11435Jan 23, 2020

Actually I have. Some of the best you can get. I never said chicken guy was the best fried chicken in the world. But it is some of the best quick service food you can get at Walt Disney World.