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Football Brings Big Business to Bars and Sports Pubs


With College Football season officially kicking off last Saturday, and the regular season for the NFL starting next Thursday, September 7th, this seems like an ideal time to remind the hundreds of people who've expressed interest in a Shuckin' Shack franchise during the past year about what football means to our Oyster Bar & Sports Pubs.  Walk into any one of our 10 locations in the southeast, any day of the week and you'll see all kinds of sports memorabilia from high school, college and professional teams from all types of sports. But visit one of our sports pubs on a Saturday or Sunday during the winter and you'll be amazed by the number of people watching football and the rainbow of jersey colors represented.  

The average NFL game has 17.5 million viewers and one of the biggest demographic shifts for professional football is the increase in female fans.  According to this recent Reuters report, women compromise 45% of the National Football League fan base! And we see this hold true in our restaurants as well; families and couples coming out to enjoy our award winning hot wings, and share a steam pot or crab legs along with our many varieties of cold craft brews on tap, while cheering on their favorite team.  While some restaurant businesses slow down during the fall and winter, Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pubs benefit from our serious obsession with sports and creating a comfortable friendly atmosphere where all sports fans can cheer and celebrate. 

As we prepare for 2018 expansion, we are interested in talking with multi-unit franchisees within the Birmingham/ Tuscaloosa markets. Please watch this brief video and submit the contact form if you would like to learn more about the Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pub restaurant franchise!

Oysters - "Food of the Future" : CBS Sunday Morning


At least once a month someone contacts our office who is an existing hamburger, pizza or sub sandwich franchisee fascinated by the idea of opening another restaurant within their local market to offer fresh seafood. It's a smart strategy when you consider how much competition there always seems to be for "fast food" versus something as healthy and as easy to prepare as our menu of mostly steamed fresh seafood.  So we can't say that we were surprised this past weekend when CBS Sunday Morning aired this video segment, called An Ode to Oysters,promoting the many merits of this "Food of the Future" and correctly naming an "Oyster Renaissance" we began to identify many years ago.  The sustainable oyster harvesting methods featured in Duxbury, MA are the same methods our partners at Rappahannock use - as we detailed in this blog post a few months back. Plus, most of the ten Shuckin' Shack restaurants already operating in the Southeast, and the handful set to open later in 2017, serve several of the oyster varieties mentioned within this news report. We applaud the national attention to this "food of the future" that is sustainable and truly beneficial to keeping our waterways clean.  And we anticipate even more positive attention to our healthy food category in the future! 

If you have an interest in bringing Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pubs to the Birmingham, Alabama markets in 2018, please watch this short video on our special opportunities page to learn more today!