Angry Crab Shack Celebrates Fifth Anniversary; Ramps Up National Franchise Growth
Cajun Seafood Restaurant to Bring Bold Flavors to Southwest; 100 locations projected by 2023
MESA, Ariz. - Jan. 17, 2019 // PRNewswire // - Angry Crab Shack, a leading full-service Cajun seafood restaurant specializing in boiled shellfish flavored with signature sauces, hit major milestones in 2018. Following initial success with seven locations open across Arizona, the brand celebrated its fifth anniversary and the launch of its franchise opportunity.
With Americans increasing their seafood intake each year, Angry Crab Shack is capitalizing on the growing seafood boil trend to bring family and friends together for a memorable and unique dining experience. With simple interiors and kitchen operations, and low entry cost, Angry Crab Shack locations have experienced high success, with the system's net revenue over $18 million, as well as dramatic year-to-year store sales increases. With two new locations ready to open in Phoenix during Q1 2019, the brand is celebrating the first of many franchise locations. Targeted franchise expansion states for 2019 include Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, as well as Utah.
"We celebrated a lot of milestones in 2018, including our 5 year anniversary, and we hope to build on that momentum in the upcoming year with new franchise locations," said Andrew Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack. "We have built a brand that has a strong infrastructure that can grow through franchising, so we are ready to break into new markets across the U.S."
Aligning with 2018, Angry Crab Shack's 2019 goals will crab remain focused on providing unmatched customer service to every guest. This commitment includes the brand's recently launched catering program which will act as an extension of the restaurant located in the valley. With this new option, franchise owners can now provide guests with the needed ingredients to have a fresh boil meal outside of the restaurant. Angry Crab Shack is also looking to introduce mobile ordering, a test kitchen where catering can be executed effectively and efficiently while simultaneously acting as a quick service Angry Crab Shack location.
"Our focus has always been on our guests and ensuring they have a fun and enjoyable experience," added Diamond. "As the industry thrives and sustainable eating continues to be on the rise, we are excited to expand our nationwide footprint through franchising and offer an incredibly fresh meal and superior experience for guests who dine with us across the U.S."
Ranked Phoenix Newtimes Best Seafood, Angry Crab Shack draws on Cajun and Asian flavors - as well as a fun food presentation and a laid-back environment - to create an unparalleled dining experience for guests. Best known for using the freshest ingredients, Angry Crab Shack sources lobster from the East Coast, Dungeness Crab from the Pacific Northwest, King Crab from Bering Strait, Snow Crab from Canadian waters, and crawfish from the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can expect a fun family experience where they can throw on a bib, roll up their sleeves, and dig in. The brand offers a variety of boils including, shrimp, crawfish, lobster, crab and more.
Low operating costs paired with a second-generation real estate strategy, exceptional corporate support, and fantastic sales positions Angry Crab as an attractive investment opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to enter the full-service restaurant industry - initial investment ranges between $450,000 to $850,000.
About Angry Crab Shack
Founded in 2013 by Ron Lou, Angry Crab Shack is a fun, casual Cajun seafood restaurant specializing in boiled shellfish flavored with signature sauces. Headquartered in Mesa, Ariz., the brand began currently have seven locations open and operating. Angry Crab Shack aims to have 100 locations open and operating by 2023.
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