Hiring is taking place at the planned Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar in Lake Sumter Landing.
Aspiring chefs and servers were filling out applications Thursday morning on the back patio of the former home of Honest John’s Whiskey and Provisions.
Guy Ramsey Ferry, with his trademark spiked hair, was born on Jan. 22, 1968, later changing his last name to the original family spelling “Fieri.” He opened up his first food business at the age of 10, operating his own pretzel cart. After college, he worked as a restaurant manager, then started his own restaurant with a partner in 1996. In 2006, Fieri began his TV career after winning Next Food Network Star. Today, he hosts several food-themed shows and owns a variety of restaurants nationally and internationally.
Other American Kitchen and Bar restaurants are located in New York City, Mt. Pocono, Las Vegas, Baltimore and Cancun. Burgers, comfort foods and small bites along with Craft Beers are signature to this line of restaurants.
This will be the third restaurant to try its luck at this particular location in Lake Sumter Landing. Honest John’s opened May 29, 2015. It was previously home to TGI Friday’s.