Chicken Guy! coming to Disney Springs later this summer

Jul 25, 2018 in "Chicken Guy!"

Chicken Guy! food
Posted: Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:12pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Chef Guy Fieri and Robert Earl are joining forces to open a new fast-casual concept at Disney Springs - Chicken Guy!

Located alongside the Planet Hollywood Observatory, Chicken Guy! will feature one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of sauces. The tenders are brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs.

The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, and a wide array of sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as sides like Guy Fieri’s fries, mac ‘n cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw.

Chicken Guy! also has two Flavortown Frozen Treats, and for dessert a Triple Double Ice Cream Treat or the Cinnamon Apple.

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Guy—first with the launch of his sandwich and burger menu at Planet Hollywood. Since then, we have kept in touch, determined to work on more projects together,” said Planet Hollywood Founder and Chairman Robert Earl. “We have found the perfect venture with Chicken Guy!, certain to be a crowd-pleaser. I have personally tasted all the menu items and can’t wait to open at Disney Springs and across the country, because I know our guests will love what Guy has put on the menu.”

“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” said Fieri. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point."

The restaurant will include both indoor and outdoor seating, and specially developed packaging that will make carrying out and enjoying food on the go fun and easy.

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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.

UNCgolfJan 23, 2020

Chicken tenders are literally fried chicken. Seriously though, my point is that the breading/seasoning on them is nothing special. It's certainly not bad, but I'd much rather eat at Pizza Ponte or Polite Pig if I'm doing quick service at Disney Springs. I don't think D-Luxe Burger is all that great, but it's better than Chicken Guy too. I wouldn't discourage people from eating there or anything; I just wouldn't direct people to it either.

Mike730Jan 23, 2020

Chicken Guy has chicken tenders. Not really the same as "Fried Chicken".

UNCgolfJan 19, 2020

You've never had good fried chicken, then!

peter11435Jan 19, 2020

Disagree with every sentence in this post.

UNCgolfJan 18, 2020

Chicken Guy! is not great. It's not bad, but from what I could tell it exists just to sell you sauces. The chicken by itself is fine, but it basically needs dipping sauce to be good, which isn't a sign of quality. Good fried chicken doesn't need sauce.

UNCgolfJan 18, 2020

Pizza Ponte is also excellent. I don't understand how Blaze can stay in business when Pizza Ponte is right there and MUCH better. It's not that Blaze is bad... it's just average. I can get it anywhere. Pizza Ponte's Sicilian style pizza is so good that I actually went and got a slice one night after eating dinner somewhere else because I was craving it.

Smiley/OCDJan 09, 2020

That was a little before my time...

BromBonesJan 09, 2020

It's a lot of fun and it saves us a ton of money. And this way we aren't beholden to Disney as they inordinately raise food prices, drink prices, and do silly things like ban straws and other plastics. And when you eat off reservation you can get unlimited refills on your drinks. Maybe, If we don't feel like driving we eat at the hotel quick service...but usually we get a much better meal NOT eating on Disney property and it's right outside the gate.

peter11435Jan 09, 2020

Sounds fun