The Big Easy Bar.B.Q and Lobstershack group is to open its biggest ever site, in London's Canary Wharf.
Noel Darcy will be managing director, while ‘executive pit master' in the kitchen will be Jared Male.
The restaurant will serve an all-American breakfast from 7am, and also offer a traditional British afternoon tea alongside teas and coffees. There will be three two-tonne US-built meat smokers in the 14-metre-long open pit kitchen, which will have a focus on Nova Scotian lobsters and local seafood.
The interior design will play homage to the location's dockside warehouse past, inspired by themes of global cargo, Caribbean rum, and pirates along the lines of the famous Pirates of the Caribbean film character, Jack Sparrow.
There will also be a Rum Bar and lounge, featuring over 100 rum and rum-based cocktails, plus a private Captain's Table dining room with capacity for up to 26 people, which will also have its own private terrace. The bar will have a rare kind of cocktail shaking machine, designed according to a 19th century etching; a display with over 500 bottles of whiskies and bourbons; 14 draft beers, and a selection of rare wine from the US.
A grab-and-go menu will offer fresh lobster rolls, pulled pork sandwiches, cold-pressed juices and American candy.
First opened on London's King's Road in Chelsea in 1991, the group opened its second location in Covent Garden in March 2014.
Founder Paul Corrett commented: "This is an extremely exciting development for Big Easy with a round the clock offer. It's our biggest site to date… we are really proud of what we are creating."