Chicken Guy! to open new location with drive-thru in Winter Park near to Walt Disney World

Jun 10, 2021 in "Chicken Guy!"

Posted: Thursday June 10, 2021 8:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Chicken Guy! is opening its third Florida location in Winter Park not far from the original flagship location in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.


The original concept was developed by Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best Selling author, and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Guy Fieri, and internationally renowned restaurateur, Robert Earl and opened to great success at Disney Springs in August 2018.

The new Winter Park venue will be the first corporate-owned free-standing location with a drive-thru component, making the Chicken Guy! menu more accessible to Orlando locals and visitors alike. Joining its successful predecessors at Disney Springs and at Aventura Mall in Miami, FL, the fast-casual chain will feature interior seating for 80 guests indoors and seating for 12 outdoors. The 3,500 square-foot restaurant will have a sliding glass door of windows, a unique design element that will easily provide plenty of natural light or an open-air dining experience on a nice day. The parking lot will have reserved parking spaces to accommodate third party delivery services as well as guests who order on-line, with dedicated staff who will bring the orders directly to waiting cars.

The menu at Chicken Guy! features all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine, buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. The menu includes tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, your choice of signatures sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as sides like Chicken Guy! Fries with Guy’s special fry seasoning, Mac Daddy Mac ‘n Cheese, fried pickles, and fresh slaw. For dessert, try The Triple Double Ice Cream Treat--triple chocolate and double-mint, or the Cinnamon Apple - a heaping cup of vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Apple Jacks cereal.

“It’s always such a pleasure to be able to work with Guy on Chicken Guy! ventures and I’m beyond pleased to open a location in Winter Park,” said Planet Hollywood founder and chairman, Robert Earl. “Chicken Guy! is a proven crowd-pleaser now with three locations in Florida and two in sporting arenas on game days including FedEx Field in Maryland and Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, we are well on our way to becoming a household name nationwide.”

Set to open in late summer 2021, Chicken Guy! is located at 818 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789.

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RonAnnArborJun 11, 2021

Not for nothing, I think these articles are written by folks who do not live in Florida -- Winter Park is NOWHERE near WDW.

Bullseye1967Jun 11, 2021

It's the sauces!!

Eldon_BrascheJun 11, 2021

This article is so confusing. Winter Park is not close to Disney, unless you consider 25 miles close.

HakunamatataJun 11, 2021

You are probably correct. My first time visiting one was in TN and that may be why I was thinking that.

UNCgolfJun 11, 2021

Zaxby's is from Georgia. Statesboro, I think, but not positive about that.

HakunamatataJun 11, 2021

Its a southern thing. Zaxby’s started in Tennessee and Canes in Louisiana in addition to the ones mentioned above.

UNCgolfJun 11, 2021

I don't get why people love this place so much. I tried the Disney Springs location last trip -- it was fine, but nothing exceptional. I'd go to 4 or 5 other quick service locations at DS first if I was choosing somewhere to eat.

bhg469Jun 10, 2021

What is Florida obsession with chicken tenders?!

lazyboy97oJun 10, 2021

That little stretch of Orlando Ave is going to be fast food chicken street. South to north at each block will be PDQ, Chick Guy, Chick-Fil-A and Popeye’s.

SkywiseJun 10, 2021

Every time I see this restaurant I hear the old tune: "You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you're not a man, you're a Chicken Boo."