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Guy Fieri's 'Chicken Guy!' restaurant to join Knoxville's flock

The chicken tender restaurant is opening four locations in Tennessee this year: Knoxville, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City.
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Celebrity chef Guy Fieri on stage at The Players Tailgate before Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It may not be legal to keep roosters in Knoxville, but a different type of chicken guy is on its way. 

Guy Fieri's "Chicken Guy!" restaurant will open in Knoxville next year -- and it's not the only one. According to a press release, the chicken tender chain will open new locations in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City.

Spiky-haired TV personality Fieri started the chain in 2018. The menu features all-natural chicken tenders with over 20 different sauces. There's also salad bowls, sides and sandwiches.

The chains aren't Fieri's first involvement with Tennessee. In his reality TV show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," Fieri visited more than 50 restaurants across the state -- including Knoxville's "Pizza Palace."