Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – and Angry Crab Shack has plenty of imitators.
Our memorable brand, one-of-a-kind dining experience and mouthwatering food make a strong impression on customers and competitors alike. But no matter how many copycats pop up, Angry Crab Shack’s proven business model and strong support system set us apart in the restaurant industry and the franchising space.
Here’s why Angry Crab Shack is such an attractive concept for franchise partners – and the competition.
1. We’ve Got Our Finger on the Pulse of Industry Trends
With Americans eating more seafood and seeking out unique dining experiences, our restaurants are poised to draw crowds from day one. Our menu features a unique blend of high-quality shellfish paired with Cajun and Asian-inspired flavors. We serve food steaming hot like a traditional seafood boil, and guests are encouraged to get messy and share with friends. We provide fantastic food and an unforgettable experience for guests – and that drives strong sales and repeat business for our franchise partners.
2. We Keep Things Simple
Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur or an experienced restaurateur, our simple operations are a big selling point. Our efficient setup requires fewer kitchen appliances, less counter space and fewer employees. This saves franchise partners money on overhead and ongoing costs.
Additionally, our corporate team employs second-generation real estate strategies to help franchise partners find and revamp existing buildings. Owners spend less time and money hunting for and building out their locations, which takes the stress out of the site selection process.
3. We Work Hard to Create Strong Returns
Full-service restaurants are known for high initial investment costs. Angry Crab Shack turns this idea on its head.
The estimated average initial investment for an Angry Crab Shack franchise is only $440,000 to $830,000 – that blows other full-service restaurant concepts out of the water. Factor in that our average unit grosses more than $3.5 million annually with a 9.2 percent estimated unit return on sales, and you’ve got an appealing return on investment for franchise partners.
While the performance of existing stores can’t guarantee the same results, we’ve seen our model succeed again and again, and we can’t wait to bring this original concept to hungry guests nationwide.
4. We’re Invested in Your Success
Since Angry Crab Shack is an emerging brand, franchise partners receive more individual attention and support than if they were part of a large brand with hundreds of locations. Our corporate team is never too swamped to field questions and offer advice, and we take our franchise partners’ feedback to heart.
Our franchise partners are more than a number in our system. The success of each new location is critical to our growth as a franchise brand, so we’re heavily invested in your profitability and satisfaction. Franchise partners also enjoy a wider selection of territories, so they can choose a location that works well for them.
Partner with Us
Customers love our unparalleled food. Copycats love our formula for success. Franchise partners love us because we offer a business opportunity that’s fun, straightforward and profitable.