Celebrity chef Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl (Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich) were on hand yesterday to cut the ribbon on the newest Disney Springs restaurant, Chicken Guy. Chicken Guy is a counter service location with very reasonable prices and terrific chicken that has been serving guests over the last couple of weeks. We do have a review from when it first opened its doors. Here are photos and video from the event yesterday, and we will have a Mousesteps Weekly show segment with an interview we conducted with Robert Earl this weekend – I will embed that when posted.
This is our video of the ceremony and then photos.
The ribbon was ready at Chicken Guy.
Planet Hollywood employees handed out water to guests. The event was open to everyone.
Sauce slingers became a very popular part of Chicken Guy and they were part of the ceremony.
Chicken Guy wrist bands were handed out.
Disney Ambassador Brandon Peters hosted the ceremony.
Robert Earl said there was no place better to open a new restaurant than Disney Springs. (There are so many wonderful restaurants within a very short walk of each other for a wide variety of price points).
Guy Fieri arrived with chef Mickey at his side.
Guy Fieri kept his speech short, but did say that partnering with Robert Earl and Disney was “amazing”.
Ambassador Brandon Peters hands the scissors to Fieri.
After a few photos, the ribbon was cut.
Guy Fieri posed with Mickey, Robert Earl, Brandon Peters and executives.
Fieri, Earl and Mickey.
Here are more photos with Guy Fieri and Mickey before Fieri hands out chicken to guests.
Guy Fieri holds out chicken for everyone to try.
This was a very nice bonus for guests, receiving chicken from Fieri. What was really nice about this event was that it was open to anyone who wanted to come. While we were invited, we were also just part of the large crowd that gathered for it. Fieri also signed autographs for some guests who were in line to buy food inside.
This was a fun event! Chicken Guy can be found on the West Side as part of the Planet Hollywood building. I recommend visiting during off-peak hours since it can get busy.