New Nashville Chick-fil-A Serves Up New Fast Food Concept

Have you tried the newly opened Chick-fil-A at 1622 Church St. with its whole new approach?

Instead of dining in, the new location serves as a hub for catering and deliveries.

Chicken connoisseurs can still make a single order by either walking up to the front counter inside the restaurant or through DoorDash delivery, but no cash is accepted. The new location only takes credit or debit cards, and ordering through the Chick-fil-A mobile app is encouraged.

Along with the new urban Nashville location, Chick-fil-A spokespersons indicate a similar format will be built in Louisville.

Looking for a Year-End Party Restaurant with Fresh Seafood?

Remember that Saltine Nashville restaurant at 1918 West End Ave. has two private dining rooms for luncheons, receptions and dinner parties. Alternatively, they deliver through Postmates. They also have been offering special points programs on customer loyalty cards. And you can join other Predators fans there before or after hockey games. Photo by Parachute Media

Hottest New Coffee Spot in Nashville?

The Wedgewood Houston (WeHo) neighborhood recently got a fine addition of the Americano Coffee Lounge at 434 Houston St.

Called more of a European coffee lounge with authentic coffee drinks, desserts, coffee flights, jazz music and a 1940s vibe, it’s locally owned. Founder Cody Pellerin once toured as a musician who wiled away his downtime in coffee shops from Texarkana to Tempe. He says he spent hundreds of hours mentally mapping out plans for his own place.

An eclectic menu includes pastries, croissant sandwiches, charcuterie and an antipasti plate, including gluten-free options. They also offer handmade Italian soda made with real sugar.

Cody especially welcomes students from Aquinas College, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University, Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville State, Trevecca Nazarene University, SAE, Tennessee State University, The Art Institute, Vanderbilt University, Watkins College of Art or any other local college or university. Just present student identifications and show proof that you “checked-in” on social media to receive 10 percent off orders.

Nashville’s Newest ‘Hotel-Alternative’ Embraces Bachelorette Parties, Business Travelers

Because Music City has become synonymous with pre-wedding celebrations formerly associated with Las Vegas, a new lodging company is welcoming them—and other groups—with open rooms.

Bode, located at 401 Second Ave. S, promotes itself as a “group-friendly hotel alternative” that can book a shared unit for a group of 12 people celebrating an upcoming nuptial or a single room for a traveler in town for business. The company’s spokespersons claim their accommodations combine the best of hotel experiences with the desirable qualities of a vacation rental and modern travel lifestyles.

A group of Nashville investors, led by real estate broker Rob Lowe, purchased the 1.85-acre site for a reported $18 million. They renovated the 40 condo units there.

Nashville is the first of several locations for the newly launched Bode brand, whose managers plan to expand to Chattanooga and California.