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Guy Fieri announces plans for Arlington restaurant

Guy Fieri says his eatery near Globe Life Park will open in 2018.
Guy Fieri says his eatery near Globe Life Park will open in 2018. Invision/AP

Guy Fieri, the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, has swung through DFW on a couple of “Triple-D” jaunts, including segments filmed in Arlington.

In a couple of years, he’ll have a restaurant in Arlington.

Friday morning, Fieri announced plans for a restaurant to open in 2018 in Texas Live!, the $250 million entertainment and hotel complex across from Globe Life Park that is set to break ground next week.

The spiky-haired TV personality says in a release and a video that it will be a “brand-new concept” for Arlington and for Texas.

The official announcement came from the Texas Rangers and the Cordish Cos., who say that Fieri’s restaurant will be in addition to the previously announced anchor venues, Rangers Republic, Live! Arena and Arlington Backyard.

“It’s awesome to be partnering with the Texas Rangers and the Cordish Companies to bring a restaurant concept to Arlington,” Fieri says in a release. “The Cordish team and I recently opened a big time concept at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, Ky., and to now bring that energy to Arlington and the great state of Texas is something really special to me.”

This isn’t Fieri’s first foray into DFW: In 2015, he opened Guy’s Burger Joint in concert venue Gexa Energy Pavilion. Expect his Texas Live! to be much bigger and more reflective of his outsize, slang-slinging personality.

Fieri has done two spins through DFW for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (or “Triple-D” in Fieri-speak). The first, in 2009, brought him to Fort Worth’s Fred’s Texas Cafe, Watauga’s Chef Point Cafe, Arlington’s Jamaica Gates and Dallas’ Louie’s pizza joint, Avila’s Restaurant and the original Twisted Root Burger Co.

The second, in 2011, included visits to Arlington’s Taste of Europe and Chop House Burgers and Dallas’ Maple & Motor, among other locations.