What’s On has details of the celebrity TV chef’s plans to open his first UAE outlet in the capital.

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You might not know the name, but it’s a safe bet you know who Guy Fieri is – he’s the peroxide blonde chef and the star of The Food Network’s hit television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Now he’s planning to launch a restaurant here in Abu Dhabi.

Fieri revealed recently during an interview with Fox Sports at a NASCAR race in the States that he is about to ‘open up in Abu Dhabi’. He also has plans to, ‘do a couple of joints in Mexico.’

The chef already owns eight restaurants, including Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, which was famously savaged by one New York critic when it opened in 2012, meaning he’ll have to work hard to please the capital’s passionate, knowledgeable foodies.

While there’s no date yet for his new restaurant, it’ll be Guy’s first here in the UAE – and we’d be surprised if it wasn’t a US-style diner serving the kind of home-cooking influenced dishes he’s regularly seen scoffing on his TV show. If it is, that means you can probably look forward to belly busting dishes such as barbecue buffalo meatloaf and bacon, mac ’n’ cheese burgers.

Guy claims to have travelled more than 150,000 miles visiting diners for his hit TV series, and is also the author of three cookbooks, two of which were New York Times bestsellers for more than 12 weeks. He’s often been labelled the ‘face of Food Network’ and has starred in several shows for the channel, including reality show Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off with fellow chef Rachael Ray, plus Guy’s Grocery Games, a chef challenge show.

Keep an eye on whatson.ae/abudhabi in the future for more info on Guy’s new restaurant.