BK Lobster opens in Midtown with 10 lobster rolls on the menu

A variety of lobster rolls from the menu of BK Lobster. / BK Lobster Facebook page

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A variety of lobster rolls from the menu of BK Lobster. / BK Lobster Facebook page

A New York-based chain opened its first Atlanta location this month, with a menu featuring 10 lobster rolls.

BK Lobster debuted Sept. 18 at 855 Peachtree St., in Midtown. The fast-casual restaurant has several locations in New York and New Jersey, including in Brooklyn (the “BK” in the name is a nod to founder Rodney Bonds’ Brooklyn roots).

BK’s lobster rolls include the Crown Heights Roll made with seasoned fried lobster chunks drizzled with BK sauce; the Flatbush Roll with lobster claw chunks and spicy jerk sauce; and the Bay Ridge Roll, which sees lobster chunks tossed in Italian seasoning and served with roasted peppers and Italian dressing. Purists will also find the Classic BK Lobster Roll with chilled lobster chunks, mayonnaise, butter and lemon.

Other menu items include a selection of quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as side dishes like lobster mac and cheese and salmon cakes.

The restaurant is in the process of applying for a license to sell beer and wine.

The eatery seats about 30 guests inside, plus six sidewalk tables.

“People like the space and the vibe,” said franchisee Melvin Bradley, who opened the Atlanta location with his partners in NGH Investment Group. The space features a mural depicting famous Brooklyn natives, as well as neighborhood posters throughout.

Bradley is a veteran restaurateur who has partnered on several local concepts, including the now-shuttered Shack on Main in East Point. With BK Lobster, he saw an opportunity to bring an eatery from his native state to his adopted state.

“I sat down and met with (Bonds),” he said. “I tasted a couple of his lobster rolls and I was blown away.”

BK Lobster’s hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Scroll down to see the opening menu for BK Lobster:

855 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 678-705-5975, bklobster.com/

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