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Our Quest To Be The Best Is The Key To Our Culture.

Our mission is to provide guests an exceptional casual dining experience in a lively environment with a family focus, at an affordable price. Our vision is to never be satisfied with what has already been achieved. Our core values include…

  • Providing Franchise Partners with a proven and compelling business model that produces a better than average return on their investment.
  • Continually improving the Angry Crab Shack experience for our guests and the performance of the business for our Franchise Partners.
  • Expanding the Angry Crab Shack family to give opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs.
  • Creating career path opportunities for our employees.
  • Sharing our success with our communities, our employees and those in need.
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We have proven out our business model in Arizona, but our concept is universally appealing. To date, we have served tens of thousands of satisfied guests from all walks of life, and they keep coming back for more!

Founder And King Crab, Ron Lou, Is The Mastermind Behind Our Unique Seafood Boil Concept.

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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Our Commitment to Our Community

At Angry Crab Shack, we’re committed to lifting up our community. Our Phoenix Children’s Fries are one example of this, which raised nearly $500,000 for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Ronald Lou, Founder & CEO

Lou has been an innovator in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. He founded Angry Crab Shack in 2013, but it wasn’t his first venture in the restaurant industry. Lou owned the successful C-Fu Gourmet Restaurant in Chandler, AZ. He has acted as President and Chief Executive Officer for Angry Crab Shack Corporation since the brand’s inception. He is also the owner-operator of multiple Angry Crab Shack corporate restaurants.

Andrew Diamond, President

In addition to his role as President and CFO, Diamond leads the Franchise division of Angry Crab Shack, overseeing all marketing and operations teams supporting its Franchise Partners. He is also the owner-operator of multiple Angry Crab Shack corporate restaurants. Before joining Angry Crab Shack, Diamond was CFO of Cadillac Ranch. He shares Lou’s love for all things sports.

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