Wednesday, Oct 29 2014 05:32 PM
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open one of his Johnny Garlic's restaurants in Bakersfield, a company spokesman confirmed this week. And this place, with its seared yellow fin ahi and bourbon buffalo meatloaf, is no diner, drive-in or dive.
Bruce Marano, chief operating officer for the chain, responded via email Tuesday to Californian restaurant critic Pete Tittl, who was inquiring about the restaurant's rumored plans to open at The Marketplace in the southwest.
"Yes, what you have heard is correct! We are very excited to be entering the Bakersfield market. ... See you in Bako soon!!"
Marano referred Tittl to two of his associates, who didn't respond by press time to questions about when the restaurant will open or whether Fieri will visit. Representatives of the shopping center also had not returned calls for comment by Wednesday afternoon.
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