A few weeks back our team celebrated a very important milestone; an event that had not happened since we began offering franchise opportunities four years ago. Our very first multi-unit franchisee, Brad Barbour, fulfilled the multi-unit franchise commitment he made to our team back in 2015. On November 17, 2018, Brad and his family opened their third Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar restaurant in the Raleigh-Durham marketplace, completing their three-unit franchise agreement in just three years!
As a customer of “The Shack” early on, Brad appreciated the coastal vibe that we’ve established after 11 years, but as a former CPA he knew the financials made sense too. Especially when he discovered that a franchise agreement for three locations reduced his average franchise fee per unit down to just $25,000 - one of the most affordable franchisee fees for any restaurant opportunity.
We share this new milestone as we turn our attention to the Columbus, Ohio market in 2019. Our franchise development team has taken extra steps to research this important market, where we’ve found a few ideal neighborhoods that offer a compelling mix of fresh seafood lovers and genuine sports fans too. Much like the Raleigh-Durham MSA in size, we view Columbus as another multi-unit market deserving of at least three locations, established over the course of the next two to four years. We’ve taken the time to create a special “Locations Guide” for Columbus that we are willing to share and discuss with those seriously considering new restaurant franchises in 2019.
If you live in the Columbus, OH market and have either multi-unit franchise or restaurant management experience, and want to establish a true neighborhood pub that serves up amazing seafood, craft beers and specialty cocktails in a relaxed setting ideal for family, friends and neighbors, we encourage you to watch our 60 second video and request the complimentary 2019 Locations Guide for Columbus today!