PHOTOS - Work underway on expanding Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs

Jan 07, 2020 in "Chicken Guy!"

Chicken Guy expansion
Posted: Tuesday January 7, 2020 9:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs has proven to be a popular choice with guests and it appears to have even exceeded expectations of the restaurant operators.

Work is now underway on expanding the 1800 sq. ft. quick service restaurant into the adjacent Planet Hollywood gift shop. Merchandise has now been moved out of the store, and "Hatching Soon" signage is covering the windows.

Chicken Guy! is a joint venture between Plant Hollywood owner Robert Earl and celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and opened in the summer of 2018.

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Gabe1Aug 08, 2022

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.

SteveAZeeAug 07, 2022

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"Aug 06, 2022

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

david10225Aug 06, 2022

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

Frankenstein79Aug 05, 2022

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that looks goooood.

DCBakerJul 27, 2022


DisneyDebRobJul 27, 2022

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?

DCBakerJul 26, 2022

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.