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INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 26: Guy Fieri attends the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 26, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Guy Fieri, famed host of the Food Network TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” is gearing up to open “ghost kitchens” at four Michigan restaurants under the name Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen.

Area restaurants participating include Bravo! Italian Kitchen in Livonia, Rochester Hills and Lansing and a Brio Italian Grille in Sterling Heights, both of which are owned and operated by Earl Enterprises.

Ghost kitchens create food exclusively for delivery and carryout. The idea came about before the pandemic, but it’s become more popular because of coronavirus.

The Michigan ghost kitchens are in a soft launch opening phase, so not all the locations are operating yet, according to a spokesperson Earl Enterprises. Livonia is currently accepting orders, and the others are expected to follow in the next few weeks.

Third-party apps may be used to order from the ghost kitchens. Expect to find menu items that shadow Fieri’s usual delights, including The Chicken Guy! sandwich, jalapeƱo pig poppers and chocolate whiskey cake. Yum!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!