Miami-Dade County institution Jackson Soul Food has opened its third location, making its debut at Miami International Airport (MIA)

Branded as Jackson Square, the MIA location, just beyond security in Concourse E near gate E2, also includes Jackson Soul Food’s Chick-fil-A franchise and is accessible to passengers inside concourses D and E. SSP America will operate Jackson Square in partnership with Jackson Soul Food.

The popular local eatery opened its first branch in Miami-Dade County’s historic Black heritage neighbourhood of Overtown in 1946 and its second in the City of Oarlock in 2015.

“I am so proud to see how Jackson Soul Food has grown to become a thriving minority-owned business over the past 78 years and to now see them open a third location at our County’s largest economic engine,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava. “Millions of travellers from all over the world can now enjoy Jackson’s popular soul food and get another taste of what our diverse community has to offer. Being able to celebrate their ribbon-cutting during Black History Month makes this opening even more special.”

John Clark, senior vice president of development, airports, and airlines, SSP America, said: “Opening a local restaurant like Jackson Soul Food is integral to who we are as a company – we’re all about bringing a ‘taste of place’ to passengers. It’s an honour to partner with the Jackson team. We’re also incredibly proud to join Miami International Airport and intend to make a positive contribution to the MIA community.”

Celebrating the restaurant opening
Celebrating the restaurant opening Miami International Airport