Thank you for your interest in learning more
about The Juicy Crab Franchise Opportunity.
The Juicy Crab ® story starts long before the opening of the Duluth, Georgia first corporate restaurant in 2016. The Chen family's inspiration ultimately came from New Orleans and the world travels from Grandfather Chen. Grandfather Chen was a sailor who traveled the world learning many different styles and ways of cooking seafood. One of the main influences that every family member loved, was the New Orleans Style way of cooking seafood, and we want to share it with you.
We think you will agree that "Juicy Never Tasted So Good"-TM. The style and special blend of seasonings will have you coming back for more! We welcome you to sit at our family table and will always treat you like a part of our family.
How long does the application process take from beginning to end?
For U.S. Opportunities: Upon completion of the personal interview, The Juicy Crab will make a decision within 3 to 4 weeks regarding your approval status.For International Opportunities: The application approval process may take several months because of the amount of information needed to complete an application.
Does The Juicy Crab franchise to individuals, partnerships, or corporations?
Yes, to all of the above. The Juicy Crab will franchise to individuals, partnerships, and corporations.
Will The Juicy Crab assist me with financing a store?
The Juicy Crab franchisees are required to have their own financial systems in place to build and operate their stores.
Does The Juicy Crab award territories or regions?
For U.S. Opportunities: Franchisees are awarded franchise rights for a specific store location.
For International Opportunities: Yes, The Juicy Crab awards territories or regions to its international franchisees.
Can I purchase an existing store?
For U.S. Opportunities: To obtain a list of stores available for purchase, please contact The Juicy Crab. For International Opportunities: The Juicy Crab is open to all inquiries for international expansion in countries not currently under development. To learn more about international development opportunities please contact The Juicy Crab.
I have an ideal location in mind and there are no other Juicy Crab locations nearby. Can I pursue this location?
For U.S. Opportunities: Prior to discussing potential locations with applicants interested in opportunities with The Juicy Crab, applicants must go through our application approval process. Upon approval as a potential Juicy Crab franchisee candidate, our Real Estate Department can then help you begin to investigate possible locations.
Does The Juicy Crab require royalty payments?
For U.S. Opportunities: Yes. 3% special royalty rate for the first 10 franchises signed then it goes to 4% after that for the 11th store and after. This fee payment contributes to the overall support system, e.g., training, field support, purchasing, construction, new product development, and quality control, to mention just a few. There is also an Advertising Fund fee of 1 % that supports all marketing programs. For International Opportunities: Yes. Royalty payments, franchise fee, and store opening fees are negotiated for each country on an individual basis.
How much money can I expect to make?
For U.S. and International Opportunities: The Juicy Crab does not make earnings claims regarding any of our locations. The amount of money individual locations can expect to make will vary depending on a multitude of factors, including the locations and demographics, operating costs, sales, and the overall ability of the franchisee to operate and manage their franchise location(s). Other considerations for international franchisees would include duties, tariffs, etc.
In what areas is The Juicy Crab actively looking for franchisees?
Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina
May I obtain a copy of The Juicy Crab Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
For U.S. and International Opportunities: Upon completion and acceptance of the application, a copy of The Juicy Crab current Franchise Disclosure Document will be provided to you during your initial interview.
Is there opportunity to own more than one location?
For U.S. Opportunities: Yes. Franchisees are awarded locations based on their ability to operate their existing stores and their financial ability to support additional locations.
For International Opportunities: Yes. In fact, international franchisees join The Juicy Crab system with the commitment to open multiple locations within an awarded territory or region.
What type of training will I receive before I open a store?
For U.S. Opportunities: The Juicy Crab will provide initial training for a minimum of 5 individuals, which is conducted at The Juicy Crab Training Center in Duluth, GA prior to the new store opening. The training includes:
- 10 weeks of Training for General Managers and 5 weeks of Training for Managers Up to 7 days of on-site training is also provided at the store opening.
For International Opportunities: Extensive training for the franchisee and his/her staff consists of several weeks at The Juicy Crab training center and at the corporate office.
Is there a cost to attend the initial training?
For U.S. and International Opportunities: The cost for the initial training for the prospective franchisee and staff is included in the initial franchise fee. However, the prospective franchisee is responsible for all other expenses incurred while attending training, including travel costs, room and board, and employee salaries.
Is there ongoing support provided?
For U.S. and International Opportunities: You will have ongoing access to our expertise and materials in the areas of:
- Business development and administration
- Site selection and store leasing
- Store operations
- Quality control
- Advertising and promotions
- Research and development
Steps Of Process
- Complete the application
- Personal interview with The Juicy Crab team
- Receive and review Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
- Undergo credit and background checks.
- Proof of assets and financing
- Secure Financing
- Find a Suitable Location
- Negotiate Lease
- Letter of Intent to the Landlord
- Construction begins
- Begin training for franchisee and crew
- Grand opening
There is a difference in doing business with The Juicy Crab. We are passionate about providing a unique dining experience in the food industry. With that passion and commitment, we are a highly visible partner to our franchisees. We have established expert teams to support you in every aspect of your business - from site selection and lease negotiation to grand opening and systemwide marketing events.
The Juicy Crab program provides complete franchise support, including:
- Store Operations and Business Consulting Support
- Research & Development
The Juicy Crab is currently expanding in the Southeast USA.
The following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.
The information contained herein concerning the Juicy Crab franchise (the "Franchise") should not be construed as an offer by Juicy Crab Inc ("Franchisor") or anyone acting on Franchisor's behalf to the residents of any jurisdiction in which registration of the Franchise or other pre-offering filings are required. No Franchise shall be offered or sold in any jurisdiction in which registration of the Franchise or other pre-offering filings are required until the Franchise has been registered and declared effective in such jurisdiction and the Franchise Disclosure Document, as registered in such jurisdiction, has been delivered to the offeree before the sale and in compliance with the franchise laws of such jurisdiction.