During the upcoming kitchen remodel this circuit will likely be the best one to provide power to the very nearby fridge plus a couple of outlets.
That means putting in a junction box instead of the outlet box and running a couple of conduits from it, if I understand the code correctly.
It would be very desirable not to do any unnecessary cutting into the brick wall and while I'm not a huge fan of the electric conduit on top of brick wall look, luckily, this it pretty low (about a foot off the floor) so there may be ways to make it less prominent.
The wires are coming up in BX/flexible armored cable if that matters. I'd like to avoid the need to increase the brick opening, but I'm not sure if the space is large enough for a junction box of the size I would need and how the wires can come out to then go along the brick (I've seen extension junction boxes but I'm not certain this is the sort of application they are meant for).
Are there other ways to achieve the same goal with minimal "disturbance" of the brick wall?