14-metre open kitchen for Big Easy’s latest venture

Big Easy Canary Wharf

Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack has unveiled its largest venue to date, a 400-cover site in the heart of Canary Wharf.

The chain, which is now on its third restaurant, said the Canary Wharf branch features a huge 14-metre open kitchen and one of the UK’s largest ‘pit rooms’.

It houses three enormous two tonne US-built smokers that will cement its reputation for serving up the finest BBQ pork and beef cuts and leading the way in ‘low and slow’ cooking.

The pit team is headed up by ‘Pit Master supremo’ Jared Male, who brings considerable expertise from working at Hill Country BBQ in New York.

The chain said its Canary Wharf branch will be open 18 hours a day and include a series of new offerings, including an all-American breakfast menu, a full afternoon tea offering and a weekend brunch.

Big Easy founder, Paul Corrett, stated: “This is an extremely exciting development for Big Easy with a round-the-clock offer. It’s our biggest site to date in a landmark that is already one of the most talked about new buildings in the capital. We are really proud of what have created, not to mention the 170 new jobs we have generated.”

Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack was established on the King’s Road, Chelsea in 1991 and opened its second location in Covent Garden last year. The company says the instant success of the second site marked a pivotal moment for the business and “crystallised” its expansion in the UK.

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