California native Ron Lou spent four years in the National Football League playing center for the Houston Oilers then the Philadelphia Eagles. After retiring from professional football, he spent the next 35 years creating five different restaurant concepts, including a breakfast eatery, a sports bar and three different Chinese restaurants. Ready for another success, Lou set out to create something unique – not just another wing, burger or pizza place.
In 2013 the culmination of Lou’s efforts resulted in the opening of Angry Crab Shack. Combining bold flavors customary in Asian cuisine with his knowledge of seafood, Ron introduced seafood boil to Mesa, Arizona. A family-friendly neighborhood restaurant, Angry Crab Shack offers a vibrant, memorable dining environment and high-quality seafood at a more affordable price.
After repeatedly achieving remarkable sales growth and ROI, and then launching our first franchise-owned store at record-breaking sales revenue, we officially began franchising in 2017. The simplicity and bold flavors of our seafood boil, affordable prices, and strategic real estate practices has resulted in the winning franchise business model we operate today.
Expanding into other states and into Europe, seafood lovers from near and far can find their way to an Angry Crab Shack and experience the broad menu, outstanding service, and genuine hospitality in a one-of-a-kind environment.
Now, we’re looking to continue to expand and grow our Angry Crab Shack franchise family.
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