Guy Fieri has made his way to Sioux Falls, which means Sioux Falls’ best restaurants will be showcased on his television show!

“We’re here in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and we’re told that most restaurants around here aren’t good enough to stay open very long, so we’re going to just dip into their local McDonald’s and Taco John’s to see what’s up! This is Diners, Drive-Thrus and Dives. We changed the name of the show just to be funny and to show that there are no drive-ins here in Sioux Falls,” said a representative we spoke with.

With being in a downturn due to COVID, it’s not exactly the greatest time to showcase local Sioux Falls greats, but citizens believe they could have at least picked something besides national chains.

“We have a ton of local restaurants, like Red Robin and Fryn’ Pan. We’re getting a Chick-fil-A and a Dave and Buster’s, so I’m a little upset that they’re going to Taco John’s and McDonald’s, even though those are both really good restaurants and usually all I really eat. Maybe even hitting up one of our Applebee’s? That’s another on my list that I usually eat, YUM!” said one local citizen we spoke with.

Local chains like McDonald’s and Taco John’s have released a joint statement welcoming Guy Fieri and his team.

“We’ve got hot food all day, every day and we welcome Guy and his team members who will eat for free at any of our local spots! Both restaurants and their employees are huge fans, so we’d really like photos with him and maybe an autograph or two! Sadly, he’s a Raiders fan, so some employees will not be allowed near him as they are Vikings fans, but we hope he still comes!” said the McDonald’s-Taco John’s statement.

Welcome to Sioux Falls, Guy! Big fan!

The Sioux Falls Headliner
Adam K. White