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I was adamant that we wouldn’t be eating at Frankie and Benny’s this year but Glasgow Airport isn’t exactly flush with choice, I did want to go to Wetherspoon’s but they were very busy so we ended up at F&B’s after all!

Frankie and Benny’s



I figured I had days and days of eggs and bacon ahead of me so I went for the Salmon, Avocado & Spring Onion BagelSmoked salmon on a slightly toasted poppy seed bagel, spread with cream cheese, smashed avocado and spring onion. I added ‘Cubed Potatoes’ for an extra £2.25.



This was very tasty, but very messy. The avocado was the dominant ingredient, they were a little stingy with the cream cheese and (predictably) the salmon. The small amount of salmon present was good quality. The potatoes were nice and crispy but I wish I had added a side of beans alongside them.

Nik didn’t think he could handle a big meal alongside travel day nerves so had Scrambled Eggs and ToastTwo eggs scrambled on your choice of lightly buttered toast or English muffin. The toast was a bit sad, it was very lightly toasted and they were very stingy with the butter. The eggs were lukewarm but very tasty.



I took a picture, but then Nik added some pepper and wanted me to snap a second one as it looked much more appetising with the seasoning added. See!?



Frankie and Benny’s have a new thing which allows you to pay via app without having to request the bill. I LOVE this, as waiting for the check is a huge pet hate for me. All you have to do is enter your table number, then your bill pops up, you pay by card and then away you go.



Breakfast came to £24.55, which I thought was decent enough for an airport. Two Pepsis alone were £7.60 so the food was very reasonable. I added a tip as our server had been very fast and very efficient.

We didn’t bother with the plane food as we bought sandwiches in Boots before boarding, no pictures as I’m sure you know what a ham sandwich looks like! Thomas Cook were offering a choice of Braised Beef or Chicken Curry, neither of which would have appealed to me so I was very glad of my sandwich!

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Last year, I had booked a TS meal for arrival night and regretted it, I had vowed that our first meal this year would be QS. I had decided on D-Luxe Burger, but then Chicken Guy opened. Now, Nik doesn’t take much interest in the planning, he is happy to trust that I know what I am doing and just goes with the flow, but he was desperate to eat there. So, I decided we’d try both and share our meal.

Mum thought it would be more sensible to just go one place, and try the other another time, and we settled on Chicken Guy.

Chicken Guy

Chicken Guy is a newly opened quick-service restaurant at Disney Springs, similar to Chick-Fil-A it specialises in chicken tenders (strips), these are also served on Sandwiches. You can see their menu here.

It was a Friday night and I expected Disney Springs to be busy but it was early evening and not too crazy yet. We did have to queue outside Chicken Guy but this was fine as it gave us time to peruse the menu. The restaurant is very small inside, the dining area is much smaller than it looks from the outside, so we grabbed a table outdoors. You place your order then you’re given a tracker to take to your table and your food is brought to you. The sodas are self-serve and refillable.

Originally, they didn’t accept the Dining Plan at Chicken Guy but you can now use a QS credit here. A Combo includes any Sandwich plus Fries and a Fountain Drink.

Nik and Mum both ordered The CG Glassic - two Chicken Tenders (Crispy Fried or Grilled All-natural), Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Cheddar and Special Sauce. I was very sad that they ordered the same thing as it’s no fun for a dining report!



These sandwiches were huge, and very messy to eat. I’d recommend keeping them in the paper wrapper, as Mum managed to drip sauce on her bag, which stank and she had to buy a new one! Nik, despite really looking forward to this, was a bit disappointed, he said it was just okay.



They both liked the fries, these come flavoured with ‘signature fry seasoning’, which is the same slightly spicy seasoning they use at Planet Hollywood which I really didn’t like (I still don’t!).

I had Three Tenders - Three Tenders (Crispy Fried or Grilled All-natural) plus your choice of any Two Signature Sauces. Of course, I had the fried version.



These were huge but so disappointing, our mini fillets at KFC over here are much better! They were much drier than I anticipated and absolutely needed the sauces.

Speaking of sauces, Chicken Guy has 22 different ones. My meal came with two, I chose Garlic Parmesan and Buttermilk Ranch. The Ranch was Ranch, but the Garlic Parmesan was one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted! We also added a Spicy Mayo, which wasn’t anything to get excited about. The dips cost 50 cents each and if we didn’t have my mum with us Nik and I definitely would have ordered all 22, that’s the kind of crazy thing we do on holiday.

Mum also had the Cinnamon Apple Flavortown Frozen Treat Hand-spun Vanilla Soft Serve, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Apple Jacks Cereal and Fresh Whipped Cream. This was really delicious, obviously heavy on the cinnamon but really, really nice. Very autumnal.



The three combos came to $36.72 but were covered by 3 of our dining credits. I paid $5.85 for the shake and the extra dip, I never thought to ask if the milkshake could be considered a snack credit! If you’re paying cash then Chicken Guy is definitely a reasonable option for dining in Disney but there are definitely tastier places.

CREDITS USED 3
TOTAL IN $$ 36.72
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