Straits, the Asian fusion restaurant owned by Atlanta rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, is shutting its doors and turning off its lights after a four-year run in midtown Atlanta. Ludacris and his business partner, Chris Yeo, made the decision to close Straits after finalizing a contract-deal with Atlanta Restaurant Partners, on Jan. 3rd, to open a new restaurant—Chicken N Beer—in the new addition of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. “As I continue to learn and evolve as a businessman, I am extremely excited to put my restaurateur footprint into a new venture inside the busiest international airport in the United States, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,” Ludacris said in a release. “Straits was a great segue into the industry and with Chicken N Beer I can create my own concept. I look forward to expanding my creativity and driving to a much higher plane.”Chicken N Beer, which is coincidentally the name of Ludacris’ third album, will serve comfort food and specialty beer made from locally grown ingredients. The expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson is not set for completion until the Spring of 2014.
Luda Brings Chicken N Beer to Hartsfield
January 18th, 2012