ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackmont Hospitality, Inc., in partnership with notable entertainer and restaurateur Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, reveals Chicken+Beer, named for Ludacris' third album, at Concourse D of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The highly anticipated, 90-seat restaurant is Jackmont Hospitality, Inc.'s second independently developed concept at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport following One Flew South which opened nearly a decade ago and became the first airport restaurant in the U.S. to be a contender for the prestigious James Beard Award. Chicken+Beer serves Southern-style comfort food and locally sourced beers parallel an ambient cool vibe from the playlist to the bold wall art.
Daniel Halpern, CEO and Co-founder of Jackmont Hospitality Inc., consistently places a premium on celebrating the importance of locally developed concepts. Chicken+Beer will empower the cultural and social landscape not only in Atlanta, Georgia but internationally as part of the world’s busiest airport. Halpern specifically sought out Bridges' partnership to liaise with the Atlanta community and restaurant industry.
"For over 20 years, the Jackmont Hospitality name has been synonymous with delicious food, warm hospitality and a steadfast commitment to excellence. Chris is the quintessential advocate for Atlanta's rich culture and together we aim to introduce Chicken+Beer as a reflection of the city's character," said Halpern.
Launching Chicken+Beer in the comfort food capital of the world sets lofty expectations that Halpern is guaranteed to exceed by enlisting the mentorship of Chef Todd Richards and Sommelier Jerry Slater, both of whom were part the opening team at One Flew South. Boasting reimagined classics like the Battered Catfish with Corn Edamame Succotash and Parsnip Puree, and Luda's Chicken and Pecan Waffles with whiskey maple syrup and andouille sausage, Richards’ menu will integrate lesser used staples of the traditional Southern catalogue such as Stout Braised Beef Cheeks with sweet potato mash. Slater's beer selection spotlights an array of local varieties including those from favorites Sweetwater and Terrapin as well as styles from up-and-coming craft breweries Monday Night Brewing, Creature Comfort, Orpheus and Reformation.
Design elements were created in partnership with Green Olive Media.
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SOURCE Jackmont Hospitality, Inc.