Ludacris and Partner Chris Yeo to Launch Atlanta Eatery

Ludacris is teaming up with restaurateur Chris Yeo to open an upscale, Asian influenced restaurant in midtown Atlanta this spring. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the eatery will be located in a 5,170-square-foot space at 793 Juniper St. which formerly housed a restaurant called Spice. Luda picked up the property for $2.7 million early last year, initially as a real estate investement. After meeting San Francisco based Yeo through a mutual friend, the idea for a partnership was born. Yeo, who is Chinese but was born in Singapore, currently owns four successful restaurants in California, and plans to open three more with the rapper in the Atlanta area. This first location will be branded under the Straits name that three of Yeo’s current ventures already use. The menu will be Asian influenced with a focus on local ingredients such as peanuts and okra. Luda has already invested $1 million into renovations for the space and the partners envision the Atlanta Straits as a warm, welcoming environment with “elements of fire and water” in the décor. Luda and Yeo are looking to open in April.

  • kali 07

    Big up to Luda, keep doin big thangs da mon. On another note though xxlmag fallin back with tha news it looks lik. the staff fuckin up we call all tell. I thought this site was the number 1, damn

  • Cali Is Active

    Power moves for Luda , Chef Chris Yeo is good at what he does I’ve tried his food in the SF Westfield. Atlanta will surely benfit from that partnership where they love new taste/ asian fusion. Ludacris will see a return on that money after a year!

  • http://www.OPPF.org INVICTUS

    This is good news. I respect Luda for not goin’ to a chicken joint [cuz we all know black people love yard bird]. Instead, he went to our OTHER adopted, favorite black food; CHINESE FOOD. I think I’m finna go get me up some Shrimp Fried Rice now that I’m thinkin’ about it.

    -ROO-

    To the fried rice eatin’ QUEs

  • http://www.sp1200.net Mirked

    who cares about luda N/E way? this trout mouth niggas is wack & tiny as hell my girl is taller than him

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  • http://XXLMAG HTOWNDIP

    THATS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT A BROTHER HOOKING UP WITH THE CHINESE,CHINESE FOOD AINT GOING NO WHERE,ESPECIALLY IN BLACK AMERICA,GOOD INVESTMENT…IM FEELIN THIS BECAUSE I WAS GONNA DO THE SAME THING BUT ITALIAN EATS THOUGH

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  • Mr.Wang

    Luda that great, but what about the hood?

    You couldn’t have built a chicken shack or somthin’?

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  • Trickdd

    WHO WANTS MORE ASIAN FOOD THERE AINT TO MANY IN EVERY MALL ALLREADY BIG UPS TO LUDA BUT I DONT FUCK WITH ASIAN FOOD LIKE I DO BARBUCUE IM A DIRTY SOUTH FLORIDA BOY I EAT ASIAN FOOD BUT THERE AINT NUTN LIKE HOMEMADE BARBUCUE I WAS JUST TALKIN TO MY MOMS BOUT OPEN UP A BARBUCUE RESTURANT TWO MAKE THAT MONEY PLUS CANT NOBODY COOK LIKE ME

  • Kev Lomax

    For real, how many BBQ and chicken joints are there in the south? A fuck load. So why the fuck would you want to open another one? The goal here is to MAKE money not SPLIT money.

    Do the damn thing Luda?

    And can somebody tell me why dude is never ever mentioned in a top 5 or top 10 conversation? Maybe that’s another topic. I’m just sayin. “Made You Look (Remix)” anybody? He killed that shit and we know who else was on it.

  • Trickdd

    I SAYD HOMEMADE NIGGA PLUS WHERE I LIVE IN THE SOUTH THERES JUST AS MANY ASIAN RESTURANTS AS BBQ BUT THEY CANT COOK PERIOD I CAN.