The City of New Orleans will next take Chef Madi to Memphis, TN, where she will step foot into Memphis Central Station, which was once known as Grand Central Station. The station was opened in 1914 in downtown Memphis and currently serves nearly 74,000 Amtrak passengers every year, as well as passengers for the MATA Trolley system.
Chef Madi will also connect with another Summer by Rail sponsor – Memphis Tourism. Memphis Tourism serves as the official destination marketing and tourism organization for the Home of the Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll and has representatives for the destination working in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Japan and the United Kingdom.
In addition to visiting with officials of Memphis Tourism, Chef Madi will be in very close proximity to some of the best tastes in Memphis – from southern soul food and amazing barbeque, to burgers and tacos.