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Shuckin' Shack #11 Prepares for an October Opening!


It was only a few months ago we shared the news that our Durham, NC franchisee, Phil Yong, had received the permits to begin construction of his new restaurant space at 2200 W. Main Street - Suite A140 in the Erwin Square neighborhood.  Last month we followed up an in-progress photo and blog update on that location.  Now in September, things are clearly coming together for Phil and some of his staff members as they prepare to open their Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar in October!

According to Shuckin' Shack CEO, Jonathan Weathington, the Durham franchisee has already completed preliminary training over the past few months and can expect our operations team to be on-site within the next few weeks to help train his new employees. According to Weathington, "most new Shuckin' Shacks employee just 10-15 full-time and part-time employees" - significantly less than similar sports pubs and seafood restaurant franchises, keeping staffing headaches and overhead low. We encourage any local residents or visitors to Durham, NC to join the 1,000 people already following their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on hiring opportunities and when to expect the official opening next month! 

If you have an interest in bringing the Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pub to the Greenville-Pitt County marketplace in 2018,  please visit our available opportunities page to watch our brief introductory video and request additional details! 

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar Coming to Little River, SC in 2018!


August has been a busy month already here at the Shuckin' Shack HQ in Carolina Beach! Not only did we have a great Discovery Day late last week but the week prior we signed a franchise agreement to develop a brand new Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar in Little River, SC! For those who may be a bit geographically challenged, Little River is a great coastal city just north of Myrtle Beach, but right before the North Carolina state line.  Our newest franchisee for this market, Alan Bryan, is an experienced businessman from Raleigh who discovered the Shuckin' Shack restaurant franchise while doing some online research - thanks Google!  Alan is already working with the Shuckin' Shack team and a developer on a build-to-suit location that will feature waterfront dining and is projected to be open for "a Good Shuckin' time" by Summer of 2018.  Our VP of Franchise Development, Mario Piccinin, is still seeking an experienced franchisee to develop seafood restaurants within the Myrtle Beach / Murrells Inlet, SC markets. For more details on multi-unit restaurant opportunities within Myrtle Beach, please visit this special opportunities page

Your Invitation to Discovery Day This Friday

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With just a few days to go, confirmations are still coming in from candidates across the country as we prepare for our next Discovery Day this Friday, August 11th.  Every month we receive dozens of franchise inquires about our sports pub / restaurant opportunity with most people going through the vetting process that includes an application, financial review and background check as well as target market alignment.  For the top candidates who have an interest in expanding into our future target markets, we schedule a special full-day event, called a Discovery Day, that presents them with the entire Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar experience! In the interest of time and appropriate candidate attention, we allow no more than five groups to participate within a single day event.  

Beyond being introduced to our entire support team, qualified franchise candidates also meet our CEO, Jonathan Weathington, and our co-founder, Matt Piccinin.  Attendees also experience the original Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar location, opened 10 years ago, as well as our Downtown Wilmington, NC location and a visit to our headquarter offices, also in Carolina Beach. The full day event usually concludes with a tasting menu that includes many of the signature dishes from "The Shack" for everyone to sample.  

If you have been considering opening a restaurant or sports pub of your own within the southeastern states we are targeting for expansion in 2018, get started today and discover the many benefits of the Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar franchise and take part in a future Discovery Day event!