NASHVILLE, Tenn (August 30, 2023) - Strategic Hospitality, the company behind acclaimed Nashville establishments like Bastion, The Catbird Seat, Locust, Merchants, The Patterson House, and recently opened Kisser, is expanding its footprint with three concepts at the Nashville International Airport® (BNA®): Kitty Hawk Eat + Drink, Voodoo Doughnut, and The Titans Press Box.
“Exploring opportunities within the Nashville International Airport has been a longtime interest of ours. With the introduction of the International Arrivals Facility, we were presented with an exciting and unique footprint to work with,” shares Strategic Hospitality co-founders Benjamin and Max Goldberg. “Being able to help shape the first and last impression travelers have on Nashville is an honor and a privilege we don’t take lightly.”
Setting the stage to be a key fixture at BNA®, Kitty Hawk will feature a fast-casual restaurant experience, offering made-to-order food as well as grab-and-go options, locally roasted coffee and espresso, and craft cocktails. True to Strategic Hospitality’s ethos, Kitty Hawk will prioritize quality above all, blending fresh ingredients and affordable fare to help the hurried traveler glide to their gate.
In partnership with Voodoo Doughnut, and located alongside Kitty Hawk, Strategic Hospitality is proud to introduce Nashville’s first outpost of the celebrated Portland based brand. Renowned for its innovative handmade confections, Voodoo Doughnut will offer its craveable lineup including the Bacon Maple Bar, voted ‘America’s Greatest Doughnut,’ Voodoo Doll, Homer, and more to travelers.
“We’re super excited to partner with Max and Benjamin to bring Voodoo to the Nashville International Airport," said Chris Schultz, CEO of Voodoo Doughnut. "Airports are bustling hubs of activity where people from all around the world converge. Our goal is to add some Voodoo Magic, providing travelers with an awesome selection of doughnuts while creating lasting impressions on travelers, making their journey through the airport even more memorable,” continued Schultz.
Situated just steps away from Kitty Hawk, The Titans Press Box debuts as the inaugural Tennessee Titans-licensed restaurant concept. Inviting guests to “Travel Like a Titan,” this full-service restaurant and bar will adopt a casual approach to upscale dining, with its “lived-in luxury” feel. Boasting a made-to-order, chef-inspired menu with craft cocktails and an expansive wine list, The Titans Press Box will exude a welcoming atmosphere that is seamlessly complimented by its exquisite design. Coincidentally located within an airport, The Titans Press Box aims to establish itself as a top-tier dining destination.
“From the moment we met Max and Benjamin, we’ve been eager to partner with them on a project like this,” said Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill. “That it came together at Nashville International Airport, as it’s expanding and welcoming in more travelers than ever before, is incredibly special. We’re hoping a trip to The Titans Press Box becomes a staple in the airport experience, greeting travelers as they first begin their journey, then welcoming them back as they return home. Just as we’re kicking off our season on the field, we’re excited to see The Titans Press Box launch at the airport this September and can’t thank Strategic Hospitality enough for bringing this to life.”
Strategic Hospitality invites you to take flight with their first ventures in BNA®, prominently located in the new International Arrivals Facility. Accessible to all guests immediately after general security, Kitty Hawk, Voodoo Doughnut, and The Titans Press Box will begin welcoming travelers on September 27, 2023.
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About Strategic Hospitality
Strategic Hospitality is a Nashville-based hospitality company founded in 2006 by brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg. The company has since created various concepts that have contributed to the fabric of the city’s dining culture. Benjamin and Max, who were raised in Nashville, are deeply committed to supporting the local community and upholding the kindness for which the city is known. In August 2023, Chef Josh Habiger joined Benjamin and Max Goldberg as partner, further enriching the company’s expertise in hospitality.
To date, the portfolio includes Merchants, The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, The Band Box, The Country Club at The Band Box, Bastion, Henrietta Red, Locust, Kisser, and soon-to-open in the Nashville International Airport®: Kitty Hawk Eat + Drink, Voodoo Doughnut and The Titans Press Box. The Goldberg brothers’ nomination for the 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurateur attests to their entrepreneurial drive, innovative ideas, and focus on exceptional customer service within each of their establishments.
About Voodoo Doughnut
Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2003, Voodoo Doughnut created the gourmet doughnut category. Famous for introducing the world to the Bacon Maple Bar, Memphis Mafia, and The Cannolo. Voodoo Doughnut now offers more than 50 flavor options, including 25 vegan options with focus on the guest experience, employee incentives and giving back to the community through its charitable initiatives. After announcing an upcoming store opening, located in Dallas, TX, Voodoo Doughnut continues to expand, bringing new shops to neighborhoods across the U.S. and is currently operating in Portland and Eugene, OR, Vancouver, WA, Denver and Boulder, CO, Austin, Cypress, Katy, San Antonio and Houston, TX, Denver International Airport at Concourse B, and Orlando, FL and Hollywood, CA (Universal CityWalk). To see a list of current Voodoo locations and learn more, visit www.voodoodoughnut.com. For Press Inquiries, please contact Shaina Hill at email@example.com.
About the Tennessee Titans
Headquartered in Nashville, the Tennessee Titans are part of the NFL’s AFC South division. Founded as the Houston Oilers in 1960, the team moved to Tennessee in 1997 and began play in its current home, Nissan Stadium, in 1999. With a mission statement of “Win, Serve, Entertain,” the Titans are committed to excelling on the field and in the community. The Titans’ ONE Community platform reaches many of Nashville’s most underrepresented and marginalized communities with a focus on three areas – Opportunity, Neighborhoods and Education – and strives to create generational change one person, one family, and one community at a time. The Titans’ corporate office is located at its practice facility, Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park. For more information, visit www.TennesseeTitans.com.