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ABOUT

In 2007, Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar set out with a mission to deliver the best seafood, spirits, and service to a sleepy beach town in North Carolina. Over the past ten years, that mission has grown to double-digit locations in multiple states. Your interest in our concept, and hopefully helping us realize that mission, is at the core of the franchise relationship we desire. We are seeking partners with which to grow, and operators who have a desire to proudly represent our brand in showing each guest “A Good Shuckin’ Time.”

Our Process

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OWN THE RESTAURANT & BAR YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED about!

AVAILABLE FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar encourages our Franchisees to not only bring great food and beverage into their community, but also to participate in the community. Because of our smaller-than-average footprint, Shuckin’ Shacks come in many sizes, shapes, and forms. Historical buildings, industrial buildings, or anchored shopping centers are all possible locations for Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – but all of these start with our available markets. We are actively seeking growth in:

North Carolina

South Carolina

  • Columbia, SC
  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC

Georgia

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Macon, GA
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Available Markets

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Current Locations

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Meet the team

Jonathan Weathington- CEO Jonathan joined Shuckin' Shack in an official capacity in 2014 at the outset of franchising. Initially hired as VP of Franchise Development, he was promoted to CEO in November of 2014. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Jonathan helped build the second Shuckin' Shack in Historic Wilmington NC, and spent 14 years in the service and retail industry with companies such as VF and BB&T. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations. At home, Jonathan enjoys spending time outside and hanging with his wife, Jamye, and two cats - Frank and Etta.

Jonathan Weathington- CEO

Jonathan joined Shuckin' Shack in an official capacity in 2014 at the outset of franchising. Initially hired as VP of Franchise Development, he was promoted to CEO in November of 2014. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Jonathan helped build the second Shuckin' Shack in Historic Wilmington NC, and spent 14 years in the service and retail industry with companies such as VF and BB&T. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations. At home, Jonathan enjoys spending time outside and hanging with his wife, Jamye, and two cats - Frank and Etta.

Matt Piccinin- COO Born and raised in Canada, Co-Founder Matt Piccinin grew up vacationing in Carolina Beach, NC.  After moving to the states, he eventually settled in Carolina Beach and completed his B.A. in Business and Marketing at the University of NC Wilmington.  Matt started his career in construction but soon realized his dream of opening his own business.  He, along with Co-founder Sean Cook, opened the first Shuckin’ Shack location in the fall of 2007.  After spending several years learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business, the two opened a second location in the fall of 2011 and began Shuckin’ Shack Franchising in spring 2014.  Matt resides in Carolina Beach with his wife, LeeAnn, and 2 children.  In his spare time, Matt enjoys fishing, surfing, and golfing. 

Matt Piccinin- COO

Born and raised in Canada, Co-Founder Matt Piccinin grew up vacationing in Carolina Beach, NC.  After moving to the states, he eventually settled in Carolina Beach and completed his B.A. in Business and Marketing at the University of NC Wilmington.  Matt started his career in construction but soon realized his dream of opening his own business.  He, along with Co-founder Sean Cook, opened the first Shuckin’ Shack location in the fall of 2007.  After spending several years learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business, the two opened a second location in the fall of 2011 and began Shuckin’ Shack Franchising in spring 2014.  Matt resides in Carolina Beach with his wife, LeeAnn, and 2 children.  In his spare time, Matt enjoys fishing, surfing, and golfing. 

Wendy Koonce- Director of Marketing Wendy became a part of the Shuckin' Shack family in October of 2014 as the Director of Marketing. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Wendy spent 10 years marketing and developing brand recognition in the real estate industry for new home builders. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications in Marketing and is currently working toward her CMP (Certified Marketing Professional). At home, Wendy's loves relaxing on the boat, playing beach volleyball with friends, and spending time with family, including her husband Brad, her son Bryson, and her goldendoodle Murphy. 

Wendy Koonce- Director of Marketing

Wendy became a part of the Shuckin' Shack family in October of 2014 as the Director of Marketing. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Wendy spent 10 years marketing and developing brand recognition in the real estate industry for new home builders. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications in Marketing and is currently working toward her CMP (Certified Marketing Professional). At home, Wendy's loves relaxing on the boat, playing beach volleyball with friends, and spending time with family, including her husband Brad, her son Bryson, and her goldendoodle Murphy. 

Don Paone- Director of Training & Compliance Don's career spans four decades managing food service operations in many areas of the industry. He applies this experience towards helping franchisees perform according to policies, procedures, standards, and best practices. His seasoned approach to training and development, food and alcohol safety, and overall compliance is effective in bridging areas of communication and service to the customer. Don enjoys fishing, painting art and singing in his free time.

Don Paone- Director of Training & Compliance

Don's career spans four decades managing food service operations in many areas of the industry. He applies this experience towards helping franchisees perform according to policies, procedures, standards, and best practices. His seasoned approach to training and development, food and alcohol safety, and overall compliance is effective in bridging areas of communication and service to the customer. Don enjoys fishing, painting art and singing in his free time.

Erica Chappell- Social Media Specialist Upon graduating from Boise State University with her BBA in Marketing, Erica joined the Shuckin' Shack team to help further develop the company's online presence. When she’s not in the office, Erica enjoys being outside, spending time with family, and working on various creative projects.

Erica Chappell- Social Media Specialist

Upon graduating from Boise State University with her BBA in Marketing, Erica joined the Shuckin' Shack team to help further develop the company's online presence. When she’s not in the office, Erica enjoys being outside, spending time with family, and working on various creative projects.

Mario Piccinin- Director of Franchise Sales Mario has extensive experience in the seafood business. Following a 10 year period managing StarKist Seafood’s quality program, he worked closely with American Shrimpers and has been responsible for the development and implementation quality standards for Wild American Shrimp. Mario has also worked with Barefoot Contessa developing a line of frozen meals based on her recipes.  Most importantly, he is Matt’s dad and has helped in the construction of the original location in Carolina Beach as well as the downtown Wilmington location. He enjoys talking with people and helping them realize their dreams. He is excited about the opportunity SS provides to ambitious entrepreneurs.  He especially enjoys spending time with his 5 grand children.   Mario’s hobbies include building street rod by restoring and customizing Fords from the 1932 to 1950 era. He likes driving around the island in his 1932 ford roadster.

Mario Piccinin- Director of Franchise Sales

Mario has extensive experience in the seafood business. Following a 10 year period managing StarKist Seafood’s quality program, he worked closely with American Shrimpers and has been responsible for the development and implementation quality standards for Wild American Shrimp. Mario has also worked with Barefoot Contessa developing a line of frozen meals based on her recipes. 

Most importantly, he is Matt’s dad and has helped in the construction of the original location in Carolina Beach as well as the downtown Wilmington location. He enjoys talking with people and helping them realize their dreams. He is excited about the opportunity SS provides to ambitious entrepreneurs.  He especially enjoys spending time with his 5 grand children.  

Mario’s hobbies include building street rod by restoring and customizing Fords from the 1932 to 1950 era. He likes driving around the island in his 1932 ford roadster.

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