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Updated: January 2, 2024

Opening your own full-service restaurant can be as stressful as it is exciting. While you’re on your way to being your own boss, you’re also balancing a number of different variables that will be crucial to your business success.

Here are five of the most important factors to consider before opening a full-service restaurant.

1. In-Demand Concept

When starting any business, choosing a concept that is proven and in demand is essential to success. Full-service restaurants that have a strong “hook” that’s fresh and modern will not only bring in new guests, but also keep guests coming back for more.

At Angry Crab Shack, our creative take on a full-service seafood restaurant is both trendy and in high demand. Seafood’s popularity is skyrocketing along with an increasing interest in food fusion, or the blending of unlikely culinary cultures.

As an Angry Crab Shack franchise owner, you capitalize on both of these hot dining trends.

Happy guests at Angry Crab Shack full-service restaurant

2. High-Quality Product

People come to full-service restaurants primarily for one reason: great food. As a restaurant owner, your menu is your biggest asset. If you have a diverse menu that features delicious meals, you will find a loyal audience.

Angry Crab Shack franchise owners are easily able to boast a one-of-a-kind menu and dining experience. Our Asian Cajun seafood boil has given our brand a passionate and supportive fan base franchise owners can count on. The unique Angry Crab Shack experience of eating mouth-watering seafood out of a bag full of our signature spices is part of what our franchise owners are able to offer their guests, leading to a fun and memorable meal for anyone.

Angry Crab Shack seafood boil

3. Operating Costs

As important as food and service are to a successful restaurant, it’s still a business at the end of the day. Running a full-service restaurant in a financially smart and affordable manner can help you save enormous amounts of money. That begins with operating costs.

At Angry Crab Shack, our goal is to set up our franchise owners for the strongest ROI possible. We start by only requiring an initial investment of $392,000 – $711,000, which is much lower than other full-service restaurant franchises.

We continue saving our franchise owners money through our low overhead. Our easy-to-operate kitchens and simple-to-prepare menu ensure we keep our franchise owner’s operating costs low and ROI high.


4. Simple Operations

Opening a full-service restaurant that has simple operations is key to keeping your budget under control. Running a simple restaurant with a proven concept is a formula for success.

At Angry Crab Shack, we’ve made an effort to keep everything simple for our franchise owners. Our streamlined kitchens, service and cleaning processes expedite guests’ experience, making feeding dozens of guests at a time efficient and enjoyable.

Angry Crab Shack Back of House Operations

5. Site Selection

Location, location, location. We’ve all heard a real-estate mogul’s favorite catch phrase endless times. But it’s true. When it comes to choosing a location for a full-service restaurant, a lot of factors need to be considered. In addition to the importance of a restaurant’s location relative to guests, the cost of bringing a location up to restaurant code must also be considered.

At Angry Crab Shack, we seek out second and third-generation sites to build our brand. This saves our franchise owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in kitchen construction and zoning fees, more quickly sending them on their way to the strong ROI that our franchise owners enjoy.

Franchising with Angry Crab Shack offers an organized, lower risk and lower stress opportunity to own your own full-service restaurant. From our trendy concept to our straightforward operations, Angry Crab Shack makes opening a restaurant easy.

Do you want to learn more about becoming an Angry Crab Shack franchise owner? Contact us today!


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