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Why Guy Fieri and Julia Child are both getting a 'dynamite' Hollywood honor

We're starry-eyed for Julia Child and Guy Fieri. And soon, Hollywood tourists will be too.
/ Source: TODAY

Julia Child popularized French cooking on American television and Guy Fieri turned divey, roadside restaurants into national hotspots.

In 2019, both chefs will be honored for their contributions by having their names etched in stars on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Julia Child, Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri and Julia Child will receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019

Julia Child, who will be honored posthumously, has served as inspiration to countless home cooks and celebrity chefs — Ina Garten included — with her transcending chocolate souffles and cassoulets.

Guy Fieri thrives over an open flame and has unknowingly helped even the smallest of chefs pursue big dreams from a hospital bed. Despite their stylistic differences in the kitchen, both have been known to love a good burger from In-N-Out.

For their work in television and the world of fabulous food, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Child and Fieri will be the third and fourth chefs to make their way onto the iconic sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Bobby Flay paved the way in 2015 as the first chef to ever receive a star, followed by Wolfgang Puck in 2017.

Fellow honorees in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2019 include Mandy Moore, who plays Rebecca Peterson on NBC's "This Is Us," Lucy Liu, Alan Arkin, Kristen Bell, Daniel Craig, Robert De Niro, Guillermo del Toro, Pink, Michael Bublé, Tyler Perry, Anne Hathaway, the trio Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, and others.

So Fieri and Child will be in great company!

A lot fans applaused Guy Fieri's feat on Twitter.

Another complimented his "down to earth" qualities.

One even campaigned Fieri for president.

And ever since Flay's achievement, Child's followers have been waiting to see her name on a star.

One tweeter wrote it was "an affront to humanity" that she did not already have one.

According to the Chamber, dates have not yet been scheduled for star ceremonies. Honorees have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. The dates are typically announced 10 days before dedication on the Walk of Fame website.

Besides a shared love for food, this "dynamite" honor is one more surprising thing that the food two stars have in common. But after all, "people who love to eat are always the best people," Child said.