Guy Fieri Might Open A ‘Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar’ In Vegas

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Celebrity chef Guy Fieri might consider franchising Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, and bringing the famously maligned menu to the Las Vegas Strip.

Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar was infamous from the word “go” thanks to a scathing review from New York Times food critic Pete Wells. Still, Fieri’s fame has apparently made his Times Square restaurant enough of a success that he’s considering opening another in Las Vegas.

There’s a rumor floating around that Fieri plans to open his second restaurant at Ceasar’s Palace’s The Linq. Opening soon, Linq is described as an “open-air retail, dining and entertainment district located on the 50-yard line of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.”

Fieri currently owns three separate chain restaurants in California: Johnny Garlic’s, Tex Wasabi’s, and Guy’s Burger Joint. Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar was his first venture outside of his home state.

A graduate of UNLV, Fieri does have ties to the Vegas scene. He also hinted recently that he would be opening a new restaurant in a major city sometime in 2013, but didn’t give any more details. Additionally, his publicist has not commented on the current rumor.

If he gets the Vegas g0-ahead, Fieri’s second restaurant would join the second location of Brooklyn Bowl, Flour & Barley, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and The Tilted Kilt. Fieri’s restaurant wasn’t included in The Linq’s press release, but his inclusion was hinted at by John Curtas on his Twitter account.

Do you think that Guy Fieri could find success in Vegas with Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar?

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