JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — FACE Hospitality, subsidiary of FACE Amusement Group, confirms that construction on the Chicken Guy! Nashville restaurant has started again. The restaurant located off Second Avenue and Commerce Street in the downtown area was one of several structures damaged in the explosion that shook Music City on Christmas Day 2020, bringing the project to a sudden halt.
Construction has resumed on the new franchise slated to open summer 2021 and will continue its partnership among FACE; famed chef, restaurateur and TV personality Guy Fieri; and restaurateur Robert Earl.
“We’re grateful for the strength of the partnership between Guy Fieri, Robert Earl and FACE, which has proven stronger than all the changes and challenges we faced last year,” said Bucky Mabe, CEO of FACE. “We are eager to finish out this project and bring Guy’s unique bold tastes and flavors to downtown Nashville.”
Fieri added: “You can’t keep Nashville and 2nd Avenue down, and with Chicken Guy! We’re proud to be gettin’ this party re-started.”
Chicken Guy! offers guests one-of-a kind flavors, including all-natural chicken tenders, skewers, sandwiches and salads that can pair with more than 20 varieties of house-made sauces. Staple menu items include the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sandwich topped with pepper jack, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, a special sauce, slaw, pickles and BBQ kettle chips.
“We’re so excited to get Chicken Guy! back on track in Nashville,” Earl said. “It is wonderful to see the determination and strength within the Nashville community. We’re really looking forward to celebrating the grand opening in Music City with our partners at FACE Hospitality.”