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Founder Story

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Former NFL player Ron Lou spent four years in the league with the Houston Oilers then the Philadelphia Eagles. During the next 35 years, he created five different restaurant concepts, including a breakfast concept, 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.

He launched Angry Crab Shack in 2013 in Mesa, AZ, which offers a vibrant, memorable dining environment and could offer high-quality seafood at a more affordable price.

The simplicity and bold flavors in Asian food attracted Lou. He was able to combine Cajun- and Asian-inspired seafood, affordable prices, and strategic real estate practices into the winning franchise combination we operate today. Seafood lovers from near and far have found their way to the Angry Crab Shack to experience the broad menu, outstanding service, and genuine hospitality.

But success is in the numbers. Four years and seven successful restaurants later, the average Angry Crab Shack restaurant generates $3,059,040 in revenue annually. Now, we’re looking to expand nationally and continue to grow our Angry Crab family.

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