The first BIG EASY restaurant in continental Europe is coming to Berlin´s Potsdamer Platz. BIG EASY and Brookfield Properties are remodeling two floors in Linkstraße 2 to create approximately 1,840m² of high-quality restaurant space. This iconic BIG EASY operation will offer home-smoked barbecue, seafood, lobster, shrimp, a big selection of signature sandwiches, signature cocktails, a huge selection of draft and bottled beer, and one of Berlin’s biggest whiskey bars - as accompanied by live music every night. BIG EASY has signed a 15-year lease at Potsdamer Platz and plans to open in May 2023.
Paul Corrett, Founder and Chairman of BIG EASY, explains his reasons to expand to Germany and to take their first location in Berlin at Potsdamer Platz: “For many years we have been asked to open in multiple countries around the world and Germany was a priority for us. After considerable research we decided that Brookfield Properties would be our perfect partner, with Potsdamer Platz being a truly exceptional destination for Berliners to visit, relax, have fun, and enjoy high-quality lobsters, home-smoked barbecue, and a wide selection of draught and bottled beer at our restaurant. The US gulf-coast lifestyle is how it all started. We fell in love with this way of life and want to share this enjoyment and great food.”
Karl L. Wambach, Executive Vice President Europe of Brookfield Properties, added: “The changing relationship of retail and social dining has been accelerating in the wake of Covid. As we are leaving restrictions behind and open up again, creating experiences is more important than ever, and BIG EASY meets that demand through their creative approach to dining. A tenant of Canary Wharf Group since 2016, we are delighted to build upon our pre-existing partnership, through the new Potsdamer Platz location. We’d like to welcome BIG EASY, and we look forward to their contribution to our mission of creating inspiring spaces.”
Jonathan Doughty, Project Director Leasing Services, on behalf of ECE Marketplaces, said: “Potsdamer Platz will be the first location in mainland Europe to host the unique BIG EASY restaurant experience. We are really excited by this opening, and we are looking forward to seeing the new space, as their design and vision of the restaurant and bar promises a high-quality experience, perfectly encompassing what we are now delivering here at Potsdamer Platz.”
Like its other locations, BIG EASY at Potsdamer Platz will offer weekend brunches, week-day business lunches (hit and run lunch) and daily special offers together with happy hours for its bar crowd.
“We work very hard to continue to develop ways for us to provide great value for everyone, and I believe we are able to demonstrate that through our various offers”, Paul Corrett continued to say. “We want to expand internationally, looking into Europe, the US, and also Middle East Asia. For that, we are looking for reliable partners, which we have found in Brookfield Properties. Nobody else does exactly what we do, and we believe that Germany will be a great market for us.”