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Angry Crab Shack Continues to Heat Up Growth

Angry Crab Shack Continues to Heat Up Growth

There’s never been a better time to be an Angry Crab Shack Franchise Owner. In a global seafood industry projected to be at $155 billion market by 2023, Angry Crab Shack stands alone as a top seafood concept. The emerging franchise has cracked the code on running a profitable restaurant franchise in one of the fastest-growing foodservice segments. For multi-unit owners looking to grab a share of the full-service restaurant concept that is simple to own and has a high ROI brand, we’re the perfect franchise fit. Here are just a few reasons why a Mesa, Arizona-based Angry Crab Shack is the ideal investment for multi-unit restaurant franchisees.

Expand Your Restaurant Footprint in Your Home Market

With 15 locations across three states, several in development and a large pipeline in the waiting, Angry Crab Shack remains on track to have 100 restaurants open and operating by 2025. The emerging franchise continues to break into new markets as it aggressively expands across the United States. Ample available territories make it the right time to bring this unique seafood boil concept’s bold Asian-Cajun flavors to your market. Angry Crab Shack’s average unit volume exceeds $3.11 million*, with demonstrated profitability. Franchise Owners can count on being armed with a competitive edge at every turn, equipped to dominate a market with an irresistible, unique brand in a sea of chicken, burgers, and pizza concepts.

Strategic Real Estate Practices and Comparatively Low Overhead

Build an empire for less and make more with Angry Crab Shack. The franchise requires a lower cost of entry compared to other full-service restaurant brands—ranging from $402,000 to $727,000—with a median initial investment of only $497,000***.

A laser focus on a second-generation build-out strategy and adaptable interior designs are all about options and opportunity. As the conversion experts, Angry Crab Shack can take any space and any restaurant that meets the square footage requirements and flip it into the unique and fun concept that the community comes to know and love. This smart strategy reduces build-out costs and limits the time it takes to renovate and open. Franchise Owners can convert and recover their initial investment more quickly.

Streamlined Operations

The seafood menu is designed to be prepared and served quickly with the freshest seafood and sides cooked in boiling water, then sauced. Long-standing relationships with trusted seafood vendors eliminate the middleman. Collective buying power paired with an affordable price point allows guests of all kinds to visit often, and low operating costs and ease of operations keep Franchise Owners thriving.

Multiple dayparts feed demand and satisfy convenience with tech-fueled dine-in, pick-up, delivery, and catering, providing additional revenue streams. Franchise Owners and staff are also embracing the robust training program and tools that streamline onboarding and continuing education to make hiring easier. This includes 65 hours of classroom training, 150 hours of on-the-job training and 2 weeks of on-site training—one week prior to opening and one week after your grand opening event. Ongoing support from our experienced operations team ensures Franchise Owners are always up to speed on the latest methods to maximize the guest experience and restaurant profitability.

A Unique Concept You Won’t Find on Every Corner

Angry Crab Shack serves up high-quality seafood for the right price and an unmatched dining experience. The family-style menu features only the freshest ingredients. The brand offers a variety of boils, including shrimp, crawfish, lobster, crab and more. Lobsters are sourced from the East Coast, Dungeness Crab from the Pacific Northwest, King Crab from the Bering Strait, Snow Crab from Canadian waters, and crawfish from the Gulf of Mexico.

“Our crabbin’ culture is all about a fun, family environment,” says Andrew Diamond, Angry Crab Shack President and CFO. “Angry Crab Shack was created to bring our unique cuisine to guests at a great value while providing Franchise Owners with a satisfying and profitable business opportunity.”

While brand enhancements and growth have remained the primary focus at Angry Crab Shack, its commitment to support its communities hasn’t taken a back seat. From January - July 2021, it partnered with eight charity organizations in local communities the brand serves with donations set to top $300,000 by year end.

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*This figure represents the average net sales achieved for calendar year 2020 at six (6) affiliate-owned restaurants and four (4) franchised restaurants in the State of Arizona. Angry Crab Shacks, like other restaurants, were intermittently closed or required to operate at reduced hours during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 net sales were impacted by such required closures or reduction in opening hours. ***This figure represents the Median Initial Investment to open the six (6) affiliate-owned restaurants and four (4) franchised restaurants in the State of Arizona referenced above and includes the Initial Franchise Fee, security deposits, leasehold improvements to building, permits and licenses, construction costs, POS and back-office computer, audio/visual expenses, fixtures, equipment, opening inventory (food, liquor, restaurant supplies), signage, miscellaneous opening expenses, grand opening expenses, professional fees, uniforms and 3 months additional funds incurred in opening that restaurant at the time it was opened. This information appears in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). You should review our FDD for details about these results. Your results may differ. There is no assurance that you will do as well.

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The Angry Crab Shack franchise opportunity is a casual dining seafood concept that serves high-quality ingredients at a great value in a fresh, fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Learn More

Published: August 17th, 2021

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