‘Yay Yay’s on Jefferson’ Celebrates Grand Opening of Custom-Made Food and Modern Southern Coffee Bar in One of Nashville’s Most Historic Cultural and Commercial Districts

NASHVILLE, TN (TN Tribune) – Celebrity chef Charlotte Miller and her business partner Jason Luntz today announced the launch of their new culinary business, “Yay Yay’s on Jefferson,” marking the rebirth and ongoing revitalization of one of the neighborhoods Nashville’s most famous shopping and cultural centers – Jefferson Street.

“It’s very important to me, as a native Nashvillian and southern black woman, that as we continue to see so much change in North Nashville, we don’t forget what Jefferson Street meant for this. neighborhood and the black community. It was a safe place that allowed our community to enjoy the best of music, food and drink, ”said Chef Charlotte Miller, Owner and CEO of Yay Yay’s on Jefferson. “Yay Yay’s aims to honor the community that once lived here and to give the new community that is growing up here a fresh and inclusive place to start over – a place where people can come together, nourish their minds and bodies, and indulge in the rich culinary history of Nashville. “

Yay Yay’s on Jefferson is a daytime cafe bar specializing in Chef Charlotte’s world-renowned alcohol-infused coffee drinks and homemade cookies, which were recently ranked second by Style Blueprint voters for the best cookie in the world. South. Located at 1821 Jefferson Street near DB Todd Jr. Blvd. intersection, Yay Yay’s on Jefferson opens 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will soon become the perfect breakfast and lunch spot for students and workers at Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University, as well as the surrounding community of workers and businessmen. In the evenings and weekends, the location transforms into a bespoke event space perfect for hosting intimate dinners, brunches, networking events, concerts, corporate meetings, and a variety of family functions, including including baby shower and wedding parties, rehearsal dinners and birthday parties.

“During the day, we envision Yay Yay’s as a place that local students and neighborhood entrepreneurs can use as a space to meet and work with access to a delicious menu of food and drink,” explained Jason Luntz. , partner and director of sales and marketing for Yay Yay’s on Jefferson. “As a rental space, we will organize the event experience the customer wants while providing an affordable and beautiful event location.”

The daily menu at Yay Yay’s on Jefferson includes plenty of Southern fare, as well as unexpected variations of traditional Southern fare. The “usual suspects” include homemade cookies starting at $ 2 with your choice of sausage, bacon, country ham, fried chicken and other toppings. Chef Charlotte brings a modern twist to the traditional cookie with offerings such as shakshuka with poached eggs served on cookies and sugary treats like fruit and sweet cookie parfaits served with Greek yogurt and granola.

Yay Yay’s also has a specialty dining menu that emphasizes Mediterranean and North African flavors. The menu has been designed to showcase a variety of private events that can be organized on site.

Visit www.yayyaynashville.com for Yay Yay’s on Jefferson for their full coffee bar and dining menus. For more information on Yay Yay’s on Jefferson – or to book the venue for an upcoming event – please contact Jason Luntz at [email protected], or visit www.yayyaynashville.com/event-inquiry.


What began as a restaurant business focused on South American and Black culinary traditions, soon inspired chef Charlotte to open a brick and mortar store, Yay Yay’s on Jefferson, which would physically connect the company to its roots and history. The Jefferson Street Commercial Corridor, an area that was once the artery of black culture and commerce in Nashville, serves as the unparalleled location for this culinary endeavor. Yay Yay’s on Jefferson was named after the great-grandmother of owner and CEO Charlotte Miller, who received the nickname when her first grandchild couldn’t correctly pronounce her nickname. origin, Lady, a title given to her because she was always so classy.

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