Jackson Soul Food arrives at Miami International

February 26, 2024

Jackson Soul Food at Miami International

Home-grown local Florida foodie institution, Jackson Soul Food, has brought its legendary family recipes to Miami International Airport (MIA) with the opening of its latest location, branded Jackson Square.

The opening marks the restaurant’s third location – it opened its first restaurant in Miami-Dade County’s historic Black heritage neighbourhood of Overtown in 1946 and its second location in the city of Opa-Locke in 2015.

The opening of the MIA concession on 20 February was attended by Jackson Soul Food owner, Shirlene Ingraham and John Clark, SSP America Senior VP of Development, Airports and Airlines, as well as MIA director Ralph Cutie and Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

“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 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.”

Ingraham also expressed her delight at the airport opening, as she said: “My team and I are so glad to bring the same family-oriented atmosphere and home-made food to the airport that we offer our guests at our Overtown and Opa-Locka locations.”

Header image: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (third from right), County Commissioner Keon Hardemon (fourth from left), County Commissioner Anthony Rodriguez (second from left), Jackson Soul Food owner Shirlene Ingraham (fourth from right), and MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié (third from left), along with former County Commissioners and SSP America
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