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Ludacris CLOSING "Straits" Restaurant, Shifts FOCUS To New "Chicken N Beer" Spot

Ludacris has announced that he's closing his Straits restaurant in Atlanta to focus on his new project, Chicken N Beer. Get the deets inside......

Ludacris is closing his 4-yr old Atlanta hotspot Straits to focus on a new venture, Chicken N Beer. 

Chicken N Beer will be located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Concourse D, and its name was inspired by Luda's 2003 album of the same name.  He tweeted about his new chicken joint last week, but just recently revealed that he's closing his current restaurant.

Of the new project, Luda said,

"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. 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."

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lindalo03's picture

Dude just keep it a hundred

Dude just keep it a hundred (or real as he always says)..that restaurant food and service was below average. Why not just say my restaurant sucked so I'm scaling down to something I can handle? Instead of making mindless diss tracks, you should of been getting your business on the right track. Just Sayin..
Real Artists's picture

Is it just me, or is this

Is it just me, or is this move reminiscent of when Billy Dee Williams character in Undercover Brother signed on to promote that chicken franchise? Damn Luda, I'm confused...
SheDoIt's picture

you are right, you are

you are right, you are confused...A guy pulls out of Presidential candidacy to open a new line of Chicken Joints...only thing similar is the type of food served...
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Anonymous's picture

Straits was really bad! But

Straits was really bad! But Mayor Kassem Reed don't care. He's the new "thug" mayor. I had hopes for dude. Mayor Campbell even though he got indicted in better than Kaseem. Kaseem can't talk, no vision, and just hang out at Reign, Velvet Room, wherever hoes and thugs are. Everyone in ATL know Luda did not deserve a restaurant. In particular in the airport Mayor Maynard Jackson built. Sad black leadership Kaseem part. Luda fell several health department inspections, Kaseem don't care. Thugs like thugs!
robert454's picture

The best thing about Straits

The best thing about Straits was the cocktails, appetizers and the Art Tasting's they did on Wednesdays. Entree's and service was below average at best. With places like Serpas, Miller Union and Empire State South, you gotta bring your culinary A-game to Midtown...Straits just wasn't the ticket.
Anonymous's picture

Gee.....from class to trash.

Gee.....from class to trash. Really??? Chicken and Beer? Why stop there? Why not serve the beer in 40's and have watermelon slices on the dessert list? Why not have a chicken and kool-aid special (of course the kool-aid flavor will be "red"). This is just ludicrous (pun inteneded)!!!! This reminds me of the movie Undercover Brother when Billy Dee Williams drops out of his presidential run to open a chicken restaurant called General's Fried chicken. -SMH
DaTruth's picture

I'm going to miss Straits...

I'm going to miss Straits... I know he's saying he's focusing on his new biz venture but I don't see why he had to close Straits.. all they needed to do was get their issues squared away with their health inspections and they would have been STRAIGHT... dang.. That was some good food
TruthBeTold's picture

why is he closing one to

why is he closing one to start another? what about those ppl and their jobs?
Anonymous's picture

Because it was not making any

Because it was not making any money...if it was making money you can be sure it would not be closing
Anonymous's picture

He's "closing it" because

He's "closing it" because it's going out of business.
Allnatural's picture

I don't get why he has to

I don't get why he has to CLOSE one restaurant to start another? And how is this expanding? Chicken N Beer is a higher plane? WTF.. When are we as minorities going to stop thinking small?...SMDH.
Anonymous's picture

let's just Not call it

let's just Not call it chicken n beer. just a lil too hood for tha kid..
pgrip's picture

I also agree that's sumn sumn

I also agree that's sumn sumn just ain't right....!
Anonymous's picture

I also agree that's sumn sumn

I also agree that's sumn sumn just ain't right....!
Anonymous's picture

Restaurant business is not an

Restaurant business is not an easy project and that's probably why he downsized to a smaller venue. The airport is definitely a good place but he should reconsider that name.
Luvmelongtime's picture

I actually liked eating at

I actually liked eating at Straits it was a nice resturant to me. Well Kudos to you Luda on your new business !
@sha_sha_luv's picture

that is so awesome! good for

that is so awesome! good for him. getting richer but providing...JOBS!
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for one, we know ludacris is

for one, we know ludacris is from the ghetto. for two, he likely 99.8% grew up not having access the ingredients to cool. maybe he didnt even have access to a stove. does him closing his food business suprise the intellects, like myself? no. if youre not a chef or at least a good cook, which i highly like ludacris is, then your venture has a great probabilty of failure.
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

Fo real!!! He/She sounded

Fo real!!! He/She sounded like Mike Tyson in a spelling bee writing with his feet while wearing Timberlands.
WordUp!!!'s picture

fried chicken... figures

fried chicken... figures
E!'s picture

This does not mean STRAITS

This does not mean STRAITS was in anyway a failure. The restaurant business is fickle and you MUST be on top of it. Of all the service industry options I shy away from food. You have to make it your passion. It it works and you have a product the COUNTRY (cause now people have to want to fly in to go there) loves you should fare wel.. But I understand... I consider it a step forward for him... Hey... He did it.
BtchPlze's picture

I agree... this is a big step

I agree... this is a big step forward for him. That airport's popeye's stay with a line around the corner, so if he has a good product there is no doubt he will be successful based on the airport traffic alone.
Anonymous's picture

Wasn't he just talking about

Wasn't he just talking about the success of Straits a couple of months ago? Why does he have to close it down to start a new venture? Something ain't right...
Ummm...'s picture

Good for him.

Good for him.
black and delicious's picture

Uhm, ok... Wonder what REALLY

Uhm, ok... Wonder what REALLY went wrong?!
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