Ray Mickens played nine seasons in the NFL (eight for the New York Jets). He built his brand as a premiere nickel back and along the way became interested in entrepreneurship.
Jets teammate Keyshawn Johnson introduced Mickens to the restaurant business during their playing days in the NFL. Mickens learned the business from the ground up and has built a solid reputation as an airport concessionaire in Dallas, Texas.
Mickens, Inc. operates several airport concepts (e.g., Qdoba, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Einstein’s Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, Famous Famiglia , etc.) and continues to grow as an enterprise. His most recent joint venture, Blue Mediterranean, has received raves of reviews since opening in Terminal A of the DFW Airport. Bleu Mediterranean provides an upscale environment with the finest cocktails, wines and spirits.