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Guy Fieri’s chicken finger chain to open in Gatlinburg, other Tennessee locations

Chicken Guy! is expanding in Tennessee

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri hangs out during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 22, 2019 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Mayor of Flavortown is expanding his kingdom.

The frosted-tipped Food Network wonder boy is embarking on his newest adventure -- a chicken chain, Chicken Guy!

The Duke of Goateeland is set to open a Chicken Guy! restaurant in downtown Nashville, with future locations in Johnson City, Gatlinburg and Knoxville.

“I’ve shot DDD and eaten all over the state and I know how much the great people of Tennessee love their real-deal chicken," Fieri said.

Customers will be able to get grilled chicken as strips, sandwiches, skewers, fingers and bowl-toppings.

Feeling spicy? You could also get your order with Chicken Guy!'s Fries, which have a Fieri-branded spice blend.

Drum roll, please...

Here is a complete list of all of the sauces:

  • Special Sauce
  • Donkey Sauce
  • Ranchero
  • Wasabi Honey
  • Cumin Lime Mojo
  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Avocado Crema
  • Bourbon Brown Sugar
  • Buffalo
  • Bleu Cheese
  • Buttermilk Ranch
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Honey Mustard
  • Teriyaki
  • Sween 'n' Sour
  • Chipotle Ranch
  • Nashville Hot Honey
  • Peri Peri
  • Habanero Hot Sauce
  • Spicy Mayo
  • Curry Mayo
  • Sweet Sriracha BBQ

As if the news wasn’t sweet enough, everything at the original location costs $7 or less. It’s unclear if that will be the case at all locations, but (chicken) fingers crossed!

The chain is a collaboration with Robert Earl, the founder of Planet Hollywood, and is an expansion of a restaurant that opened last year at Disney World in Orlando.

The Nashville location is scheduled to open in 2020. Tuesday’s announcement didn’t list any dates connected to the other Tennessee locations.