Hattie B's

Photo courtesy of Hattie B's

Nashville International Airport's plan to overhaul its dining and retail offerings will unite nearly 100 local, regional and national companies under one roof. The new partnership with airport concessions developer Fraport USA allows local restaurateurs and retailers to operate their business independently.

Once the makeover is complete, travelers will find Nashville favorites like Prince's Hot Chicken, Slim and Huskey's, Biscuit Love and many others, as well as chain offerings like Shake Shack and Starbucks Reserve (see the full list below).

Fraport USA is leading the development and management of 133,000 square feet of concessions space at BNA beginning this month through January 2029.

The program will also debut what officials are calling "street pricing," a model assuring customers won't pay higher prices than they would at a brick and mortar location.

Future developments are likely to include new food courts, more live performance space and enhanced amenities, according to a release.

Intrigued? Here are a few things to know:

Shop local at Nashville International Airport


Photo courtesy of Facebook/Parnassus Books

Green Hills-based Parnassus Books will remain at the airport and be joined by 12South shopping destinations Reese Witherspoon's Draper James, Holly Williams' Whites Mercantile, and Emmy Squared. Two Old Hippies is also among retailers.

Don't forget to try a cup of Joe.

8th & Roast

Whether it's early morning, mid-afternoon or late night, there's no bad time for coffee. Local passengers will recognize Bongo Java, Barista Parlor and 8th & Roast's existing airport location. Pair your hot or iced beverage with a sweet treat from Christie's Cookie or something from the Goo Goo Store.

In addition to Nashville-based establishments, you'll also find Starbucks Reserve, an upscale offshoot of the coffee company.

Craving hot chicken? Take your pick.

Some would argue a trip to Nashville isn't complete without an order of hot chicken. The famous menu item, recently featured in the New Yorker, will be available to passengers in the form of Prince's Hot Chicken, Hattie B's, Party Fowl and 400 Degrees.

Burgers and barbecue


Photo courtesy of Hugh Baby's

Local purveyors Hugh Baby's, The Pharmacy, Martin's BBQ, Peg Leg Porker and Swett's Barbecue are all lined up to boast their offerings. The restaurants will be joined by national chain Shack Shack, which made its Nashville debut in Green Hills last summer.

And now for the full list.

400 Degrees

8th and Roast

ACME Feed & Seed

AirEssentials Music City

AirEssentials Nashville

AirEssentials SoBro

Bajo Sexto

Barista Parlor

Biscuit Love

Blue Stripe

Bongo Java

Christie's Cookies

Country Music Hall of Fame

Donelson Emporium

Draper James

Emmy Squared

Goo Goo Store


Greetings from Nashville

Grilled Cheeserie

Half Moon Empanada

Hattie B's

Hey Rooster General Store

Hugh Baby's

I Love Juice Bar

Jack Daniels

James Avery

Johnston & Murphy

Kijiji INC.

King Baby

La Hacienda

Local Taco

MAC Cosmetics

Martin’s BBQ

Massage Bar


Mel B Enterprises

Music City Express

Music City Marketplace

Nashville Jam Session

Nashville Music City

Nashville Nails

Nelson’s Greenbriar Distillery

Ole Red

Otaku Ramen

Parnassus Books

Party Foul

Patricia Nash Designs

Peg Leg Porker

Pen & Prose Boutique


Prince’s Hot Chicken

Project 615

Puckett’s Grocery

Pyramids Café

Shake Shack

Shoppes at Broadway

Slim & Husky's

Southern Steak and Oyster

Southernaire Market

Starbucks Reserve

Sunglass Hut

Swett's Barbecue

Taziki’s Taz to Go


Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Rickhouse

Tennessee Trading Post

Tennessee Tribune

Tennessee Whiskey Guild

The Arts District Market

The Band Box

The Galleria

The Opry Shop

The Pharmacy

Three Casks

Time for A Shine



Two Old Hippies

Vui's Kitchen

West End News

Whites Mercantile

Yazoo Brewing

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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