Guy Fieri Credits Prince’s Hot Chicken With New Nashville Restaurant

Guy Fieri‘s new restaurant, Chicken Guy!, is now open in Nashville. The restaurant, which was damaged in the Christmas Day bombing while it was being built, is something Fieri has been dreaming about since he first tasted the famous Prince’s Chicken years ago.

“If we’re gonna bring great freaking chicken, I’m gonna bring it to the epicenter of chicken, which is Nashville,” Fieri said at a press conference celebrating the restaurant’s opening (via WKRN). “All I had to do was have that Prince’s hot chicken experience 20 years ago and I knew one day that I’d be back. I hoped I’d be back, and here I am.”

“Nashville is one of the most exciting cities in America and I am stoked to bring Chicken Guy! to 2nd Avenue to add to the party,“ says Guy Fieri. “Music City knows great food and we’re proud to bring our 22 house made sauces, killer chicken and good times to the mix.”

The Food Network star, who has opened more than 60 restaurants, is thrilled to be part of Music City’s growing food scene.

“Nashville is one of the most exciting cities in America and I am stoked to bring Chicken Guy! to 2nd Avenue to add to the party,“ Fieri says (via QSR). “Music City knows great food and we’re proud to bring our 22 house made sauces, killer chicken and good times to the mix.”

Fieri hosted his Guy’s Restaurant Reboot in June, with artists like Old Dominion and Kane Brown performing, just one of the may ways Fieri has supported restaurant workers during the pandemic.

“A lot of restaurants are only doing 50 percent of their capacity,” Fieri explained to Extra. “I’m incredibly hopeful. I’ve started hearing friends and family talk about, ‘Hey, let’s go out for dinner,’ and it’s a Tuesday night, and you’ve got all this energy taking place, it’s awesome.”

Chicken Guy! is located at 139 2nd Avenue North. Find their menu, and order online at ChickenGuy.com.

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