Inducted into the American Royal BBQ Hall of Fame in 2012, Guy Fieri’s passion for BBQ will be heavily influenced in this flagship location. The restaurant will feature 6,700 square feet of dining space, a 2,200 square foot outdoor patio, a large smoker custom made by Ole Hickory, and an indoor/outdoor bar.
Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, author and Emmy Award-winning host began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel.” Supplementing the pretzel income with six years of dish washing wages, Guy earned enough money to pursue his dream of studying abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine, the rigor of technique and the importance of fresh ingredients, and the experience further strengthened his passion for food. After graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Hospitality Management, Guy launched his culinary career in 1996 with the opening of Johnny Garlic’s, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA. Since then, Guy has created a thriving culinary empire as the host of top-rated TV shows Guy’s Big Bite, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games; author of five New York Times bestselling cookbooks; and owner of 45 restaurants across the country. wife, Lori and two boys – Hunter and Ryder.