| Knoxville News Sentinel
Welcome to Flavortown. Population: Knoxville.
Chef, restaurateur and TV host Guy Fieri’s delivery-only restaurant chain is open for delivery in Knoxville — but only for delivery.
The “ghost-kitchen” follows a national trend of delivery-only restaurants that have become popular since the COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing policies around the country last year. For ghost kitchens, generally speaking, celebrities partner with existing brick-and-mortar restaurants that cook their dishes to their specifications. Then the food gets delivered to you!
Fieri is the latest celebrity to launch a delivery restaurant with the group Virtual Dining Concepts. The group has also partnered with actor and television host Mario Lopez, rapper Tyga, and MTV Jersey Shore personality DJ Pauly D.
The hair spikes aficionado said he was “all-in” on the idea when the group’s co-founder Robert Earl approached him about a partnership, exclaiming in a public statement: “Now I get to bring Flavortown to your town!”
Flavortown Kitchen’s online menu includes appetizers, entrees, burgers, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and vegetarian options. It includes some of his most popular dishes, like the “Bacon Mac ‘N Cheeseburger” and “Flavortown Fries.”