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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radiorae31 days ago

This will be a nice addition. The building face is in the path of undiluted sunlight for most of late morning-mid afternoon (peak lunch hours), and seating is so limited inside. Having some additional shade will be welcome for sure.

monothingie31 days ago

Hopefully it will be done in less than a decade. Woody's Lunchbox Year 5

HauntedPirate31 days ago

Still unhappy that the announced location at Mall of America never opened. Also unhappy when I heard they cut down the number of sauces available at this DS location. I may see if we can eat there later this year when we're in the area.

dvitaliJun 24, 2023

Chicken Guy will be soon opening on 42th street in NYC between broadway and 6 Avenue. With FlavorTown several block away I found it funny they opening a Chicken Guy sharing a same wall with a third Jolibee building built on a former Chic-A-La site several doors away from a MC Donald.

SoFloMagicNov 07, 2022

I don't think of polite pig as quick service. It often takes forever and delivers to tables. It's also twice the price of chicken Guy. I've had the same issue with delux. Hideous wait times and 40 bucks for two burgers and some fries. I guess I'd add Earl of sandwich to the list too. Under $10 and fairly quick

UNCgolfNov 06, 2022

That's unfortunate. Every time I've been the food was hot but the last time I was there was almost 3 years ago.

peter11435Nov 06, 2022

if you can get food that’s actually hot. It’s delicious but 3 out of 5 times I’ve eaten there I’ve been served cold food.

UNCgolfNov 06, 2022

Polite Pig and Pizza Ponte are both more expensive, but the quality is also much higher to where I'd call them both better values. I actually thought D-luxe Burger was better than Chicken Guy as well. Not that Chicken Guy is bad -- I'd just choose to go for any of those three before I went to Chicken Guy. Chicken Guy has to be a great option for kids, though, especially since it's pretty cheap. Polite Pig is probably the best QS on Disney property, although it's priced accordingly.

SoFloMagicNov 06, 2022

It's not amazing, but I don't think there's anything that matches it for quality and price

UNCgolfNov 03, 2022

This was my experience too. The chicken was fine but not anything special; I've had better elsewhere. There are much better QS options at Disney Springs. I think people like it for the large sauce selection more than anything else.

mf1972Nov 03, 2022

having finally tried chicken guy, i thought it was just ok. tenders were nice & crispy, but i guess i just expected more after all that i’ve read. wasn’t bad, but wont go out of the way for it.

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.