American crab house and sports bar chain Chickie’s & Pete’s has opened a new location in Marlton, New Jersey.

The Delaware Valley restaurant group’s location at the intersection of Route 73 and 70 features a private dining room, a beer hall, an outdoor bar and dining area and a patio, as well as high definition televisions and restaurant technology.

The store is expected to offer more than 180 jobs in the area. Renovation works at the site started eight months ago.

“At over 10,000ft² this will be one of our largest full-service restaurants.”

The restaurant chain will serve its famous Crabfries along with other seafood offerings and a selection of beverages including ice cold draft and craft beer at the new location.

Chickie’s & Pete’s founder and chairman Pete Ciarrocchi said: “At over 10,000ft² this will be one of our largest full-service restaurants.

“It’s our fifth full-service location in New Jersey and we also have four boardwalk locations in Ocean City and Wildwood. We are thrilled to give local residents their very own Chickie’s & Pete’s as we promised to do.

“We love to hire locally. At our restaurants, it’s all about a positive, upbeat and fun customer experience and our employees are key to our success.”

Founded in 1977, Chickie’s & Pete’s currently operates 17 locations in in stadiums, boardwalks, arenas and amusement parks across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The restaurant is known for combining casual dining with interactive sports entertainment.