While the Summer season may be winding down for some, our Shuckin' Shack franchise team is firing on all cylinders as we prepare to open seven new restaurants within the next six months! And while 2018 will likely go down as our best year ever for brand expansion, 2019 may bring even more attention to your favorite oyster bar and sports pub! Very soon you can look forward to "The Shack" experience in both Virginia and Florida too!
Last week, we signed not one but two multi-unit franchise agreements that will bring six new Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bars to two new states! Our first targets for the Commonwealth of Virginia will be the Roanoke and Blacksburg markets. We researched both markets already and now have an ideal franchise partner. Our retail site selection process has already started, so stay tuned here for updates as we enter the new year!
Our first franchise partners for Florida are experienced multi-unit franchisees very familiar with the full service restaurant franchise category. They are already under construction with two buildings that will help them fulfill their commitments to the Ocala, Lake City and Spring Hill markets! This group absolutely gets our Shuckin' Shack coastal culture, so much so that they brought their company mascot, Teddy, to their franchise agreement signing (see photo below).
Our franchise development leader was clearly excited by these back-to-back multi-unit signings: “Last week was a great week for us,” says VP of Franchise Development, Mario Piccinin, “we are very excited to move into Virginia and Florida with franchisees who bring a world of experience to the table.”
If you have multi-unit franchise or restaurant development experience, our team is currently looking for experienced partners to develop the vast market in Atlanta, GA. We have two restaurant locations in Georgia already under development in Cumming and Statesboro, but need the right group to help bring "The Shack" to the thousands of seafood lovers and sports fans that make Atlanta great! Please watch the briefing video and request our free franchise information kit by clicking here.