Minneapolis, MN. (September, 9 2019) Chicken Guy! the new fast/casual restaurant chain by celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl, will be opening its first Minnesota location early 2020. Mall of America®, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment destination, will welcome the new restaurant where diners can enjoy house-made, succulent chicken tenders paired with 22 signature sauces. The highly-anticipated date will be the 5th Chicken Guy! to open since its first location opened in Disney Springs the summer of 2018.
“'Go Big or Go Home’ has always been my motto and when it comes to bringin’ Chicken Guy! to Mall of America, I think it’s spot on,” said Guy Fieri. “The people of Minnesota know great food and I’ve been able to try a lot of it while visiting on DDD. But now, I’m stoked to add a lit bit of my own flavor with my real deal chicken tenders and sauces.”
“As one of the top tourist attractions in the country, we are thrilled to open our next Chicken Guy! at Mall of America,” said Chicken Guy co-founder, Robert Earl. “It is a city within a city, bringing an extensive range of food, shopping and entertainment to visitors from across the globe. We are confident that Chicken Guy! will be a perfect addition to the mall.”
Chicken Guy! prides itself on its all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle juice and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, your choice of signatures sauces to enjoy with the chicken. The real star of the show are the 22 different sauces. A couple popular sauces include Donkey Sauce, Nashville Honey Hot, Avocado Crema, Peri Peri and Curry Mayonnaise; there is something for everyone.
“Guy Fieri brings a unique and flavorful approach to a culinary staple which makes Chicken Guy the perfect addition to our adventurous dining offerings,” said VP of Leasing Carrie Charleston. “With a large variety of choices like Avocado Crema, Curry Mayonnaise and Brown Sugar BBQ, we can’t wait for our guests to taste an explosion of flavor while getting lost in the sauce!”
Chicken Guy! is not only known for its chicken, but also for its tempting sides like Chicken Guy Fries with Guy’s special fry seasoning, crowd pleasing Mac Daddy Mac ‘n Cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Chicken Guy! has two delicious Flavortown Frozen Treats that will make anyone’s mouth water. Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with the Triple Double Ice Cream Treat--triple chocolate and double mint, or the Cinnamon Apple, a heaping cup vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunchâ & Apple Jacksâ cereal.
The restaurant’s design recently won Shop! Association's Gold Fast Casual Restaurant + Graphics Award. Rough brick walls and corrugated tin ceilings provide an edgy, urban, industrial backdrop to colorful graphics. Simple illustration-style graphics throughout the restaurant can be described as “in-your-face and playful” - on brand with Fieri’s famous personality. Guy greets visitors at a selfie wall in the que area and the restaurant's differentiators are expressed with colorful graphics. Ample seating in the food hall provides a casual and comfortable dining experience for Chicken Guy! guests.
For more information, including details about the menu, visit www.chickenguy.com Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @chickenguy and on Facebook at Chicken Guy.
ABOUT CHICKEN GUY!
Chicken Guy! opened its flagship location at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in the summer of 2018. In August 2019, the second location opened at the Redskins’ FedEx Field and their newest at Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida. The restaurant features one-of-a-kind tenders pounded out to maximize crunchy texture and flavor, served with an array of tantalizing sauces. They are brined in a mixture of fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk and infused with a proprietary blend of herbs and spices, giving Chicken Guy! tenders their unique texture and flavor. Sourced from chicken that is all-natural, antibiotic free, never frozen, hand-pounded and breaded fresh every day. Chicken Guy! tenders are paired with your choice of a wide range of delicious sauces--your taste buds will be thanking you for the experience.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA:
At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
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