New covered patio coming to Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs

Apr 26, 2024 in "Chicken Guy!"

Chicken Guy! covered patio construction
Posted: Friday April 26, 2024 11:26am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction walls are up at Chicken Guy! in the Town Center at Disney Springs to begin work on a new covered patio.

The new shade structure will cover the existing outdoor patio, which will be completed just in time for the upcoming hot summer season.

Chicken Guy! is hugely popular with Disney Springs guests, as it offers good quality quick service food at a value price point. The restaurant is a collaboration between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl, who also owns Planet Hollywood.

This latest improvement is not the first update to Chicken Guy! Two years after its 2018 opening, work began on 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.

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radioraeApr 27, 2024

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.

monothingieApr 26, 2024

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

HauntedPirateApr 26, 2024

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.