Ludacris opens Chicken+Beer restaurant at Hartsfield-Jackson

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Atlanta rapper Ludacris has opened his long-awaited Chicken+Beer restaurant on at Hartsfield-Jackson.

The plans for the restaurant on Concourse D have been in the works for years, and were part of a massive round of airport concessions contracts awarded back in 2012.

"It took me three years but it's finally coming to fruition," Ludacris said in a video posted on Instagram.

The restaurant opened near gate D5, with a grand opening celebration expected in coming weeks, according to Hartsfield-Jackson.

The restaurant is a partnership involving Ludacris and Jackmont Hospitality, one of the concessionaires behind the upscale restaurant One Flew South on Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson.

Consultants for the restaurant include chef Todd Richards and sommelier Jerry Slater, who were on the opening team for One Flew South.

Chicken+Beer will serve "Southern-style comfort food" and local beers, according to Jackmont.

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