Guy Fieri is the latest celebrity to bring his restaurant to the Pigeon Forge area! Most people have heard of Guy from his television shows on the Food Network – “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Guys Grocery Games.”
The restaurateur, author and TV host has partnered with a franchise to expand his Chicken Guy! restaurant across the state of Tennessee. He is slated to open several of his restaurants in East Tennessee, including one in Nashville, Johnson City and Gatlinburg too. “I’ve shot ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ and eaten all over the state and I know how much the great people of Tennessee love their real deal chicken,” Fieri said in a statement.
His restaurant includes a simple menu so pretty much everyone can find something to eat. It includes all-natural chicken tenders, skewers, sandwiches and salads, with the option of pairing it with more than 20 house-made sauces. Favorites include Donkey Sauce, Curry Mayo, Ranchero, Wasabi Honey, Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ, Honey Mustard and Garlic Parmesan. You can read about all of the sauces here. They do not call Guy the Boss of Sauce for nothing after-all! The chicken tenders are brined with lemon and pickle juice buttermilk and a selection of herbs and spices. Full of flavor!
Some of the choices you will find on the menu:
Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ (crispy fried chicken tenders, pepper jack, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, special sauce, slaw, pickles & BBQ kettle chips)
Big Bite B.L.A.T (crispy friend chicken tenders, crispy smoked bacon, lettuce, avocado crema, tomatoes & buttermilk ranch)
Southwestern (crispy fried chicken tenders, pepper jack, special sauce, avocado crema, cumin lime mojo, charred corn, roasted peppers, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes & crispy tortilla strips)
Salad Bowls (they have a chopped chicken ceasar, mexican street corn or bbq chopped chicken as options)
Sides such as fried pickle chips, fries, slaw and mac dadd mac ‘n’ cheese
Shareable sides like loaded fries and loaded mac daddy mac ‘n’ cheese
They also offer a kids menu that consists of chicken tenders, grilled cheese or mac n cheese
Then, to end your delicious meal you can order one of their faved flavortown frozen treats!
His Pigeon Forge location is said to be opening in the new Mountain Mile off Teaster Lane in 2020 sometime. We do not have a lot of information on it quite yet, but as soon as we do we will send that information out! His other Tennessee locations and opening dates have not been announced yet either so we will keep you posted as we hear ourselves.
All I really know for sure is that I am very excited about the Guy Fieri Restaurant coming soon to Pigeon Forge! It looks delicious and I have heard excellent comments and reviews about the food and atmosphere.
Blake Shelton’s Ole Red – A great entertainment venue with good dining as well! Located in Downtown Galtinburg, this restaurant offers rising country stars a chance to take the stage and entertain you while you enjoying great food like Redneck Nachos and the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit.
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen – Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, this is the place to go if you have a big appetite and a love for everything southern.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, this restaurants beckons folks to “take a bite out of paradise!”