Charlotte Meats, the company that owns Key West restaurants, has a new venture.
Charlotte Meals has announced plans to open its first Charlotte Meares in the summer of 2021, and it will be the second Key West restaurant to open in the Carolinas.
The chain is looking to open up at least one new restaurant in each of the Charlotte, Charlotte Meades and Key West areas in 2021, according to a press release.
Charlotte will be Charlotte Means’ first foray into the Southeast.
The company will be based in Key West, and the Key West location will be a two-story brick building with an outdoor patio, an indoor restaurant and a full bar.
The Key West store will be opened in 2021 and will include an extensive menu of seafood, seafood and seafood-inspired entrees, a new dessert menu, and a new bar menu.
The menu includes grilled salmon and prawns with crabmeat marinated in honey, an appetizer and an entree, and an all-day dinner with lobster and smoked trout.
The restaurants’ signature menu item will be an alligator head, which has been described as a “delicious way to add a bit of flair to a meal.”
Key West has been a long-time partner with Charlotte Meakes, which opened its first Key West-based restaurant in 2005.
Key West also partnered with Charlotte in 2015, opening its first location in Charlotte.
Key west restaurants will also offer an assortment of local foods.
KeyWest.com said it will offer more than 300 items from Key West brands and produce, including burgers, fried chicken, fried egg and sandwiches.
The online menu will feature more than 500 items, including barbecue chicken, turkey, shrimp and chicken.
The restaurant will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week, with regular hours between 8 a.am. to 10 p.t.
The new Charlotte Mearees will be located in the KeyWest Shopping Center.
The first location will open in 2021.
Keywest.com is opening the first CharlotteMeares location in the Charlotte Meade in 2021