Willie Degel, founder of the New York-based Uncle Jack’s restaurant group and former host of Food Network’s “Restaurant Stakeout,” will be opening a second Uncle Jack’s Meat House in metropolitan Atlanta in mid-2020. Degel has signed a 10-year lease to anchor the final commercial building in Peachtree Corners Town Center, an upscale 21-acre mixed-use development north of downtown Atlanta.

Degel opened his first Atlanta-area location in 2016 in suburban Duluth with total indoor/outdoor seating for 150, including an 80-seat outdoor patio. The new Peachtree Corners location will seat 225 guests in a space including a 4,000-sq-foot dining room, enclosed 1,000-sq-ft patio, 800-sq-ft umbrella patio, front 300-sq-ft bar lounge and outdoor café, and private party room.

The bar-and-grill-style menu will feature scratch-made appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and steak specialties including American Wagyu and Kobe cuts, including signature dishes such as the Ooey Goey Mooey Burger and seafood-based Pot from the Duluth location, along with new lunch options for lighter eating.

As at the Duluth location, the decor will replicate the look and feel of a 1900s building in New York’s Meatpacking District to provide a unique dining environment. Unusual appointments will include meat hooks, custom light fixtures incorporating butchers’ cleavers and chefs’ knives, custom wallpaper featuring archival butcher photos, and flying pigs and steer heads mounted on the walls.

Degel also owns and operates a third Uncle Jack’s Meat House and two Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse fine-dining locations in New York City.

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