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Ludacris 'Chicken And Beer' Restaurant To Open In Atlanta Airport

Ludacris Chicken And Beer

First Posted: 01/04/12 12:38 PM ET Updated: 01/04/12 01:22 PM ET

Hungry on your next layover? Not to worry, Ludacris has got you covered.

The rapper, actor and entrepreneur made an announcement on Twitter that he will be opening a restaurant in the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport and naming it "Chicken & Beer," based off of his nine year old album that featured hits like "Stand Up" and "Act a Fool."

Luda, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, amped up some anticipation from his followers with several tweets, saying that he would be making a "huge announcement" at 10 p.m. on Jan. 3. He finally let everyone in on the secret with the following tweet:


Ludacris
Im taking my restaurateur footprint into the busiest airport in the WORLD! Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International! Chicken & Beer coming soon!

Chicken & Beer will be the second restaurant Ludacris will have opened. But he's closing the first, a pan-Asian eatery in Midtown Atlanta called Straits, to focus on the second.

According to further tweets, the restaurant will be located in the D terminal and will launch sometime this year. Bridges chose the right airport to launch his eatery. According to the Airports Council International, Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the world with the largest number of passengers annually. In 2007, it set the world's record for most aircraft movements in one year with 994,346.

The hip-hop star also isn't the first to try his hand in the chicken business. In 2011, Rapper and reality show star Flava Flav opened a fried chicken restaurant in Iowa, and Rick Ross also launched a wing stop in Memphis Tenn.

But the poultry popularity doesn't seem to be deterring the artist. Perhaps he'll tell other rappers to just "get out the way."

In case you missed Ludacris' Twitter announcement, here's a recap of the evening's Tweets:

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