Rap mogul Ludacris announced today he was closing his popular Straits restaurant in midtown to focus on a new restaurant he's opening inside Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport.
According to the AJC, Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, made the decision after winning a contract to open a restaurant -- Chicken N Beer -- at the nation's busiest airport.
The new restaurant was inspired by the title of Luda's third hip hop album, Chicken N' Beer. The new restaurant will serve "comfort food" and beer created from "locally grown ingredients," according to the AJC.
"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."
This post, originally written Jan 4, 2012 @ 2:07pm, was edited to reflect the following corrections: Straits received a score of 91 on its 2nd inspection. There was no 3rd inspection. And Chicken N' Beer was Luda's third album.