seafood restaurant franchise

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! 

Group Buying Power Offsets Franchise Fee

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A few weeks back, in our blog post titled "Confessions of a Multi-Unit Franchisee", our Cary NC franchisee,  Brad Barbour, mentioned in the final question of his interview that he was excited about the buying power that Shuckin' Shack franchisees have today and how it will improve as "The Shack" opens more locations.  Brad isn't the only one! Our operations team goes to impressive lengths to closely monitor a handful of national and regional food vendors and asks all franchisees to participate by purchasing collectively to dramatically reduce costs for food, beverages and other operating supplies. According to Jonathan Weathington, CEO of Shuckin' Shack, "We recently reached a point with our group buying that allows a brand new franchisee to completely make up the cost of our franchise fee invvestment based solely on their savings by buying with the other franchisees, as opposed to opening their own independent seafood restaurant or pub. And that's just in their first year of business!" Clearly these savings are impressive now with 10 locations open, but with several more restaurants scheduled to open in the South later in 2017 and others in the pipeline for 2018, it's easy to see why Brad Barbour and other Shuckin' Shack franchisees are excited about the power of group buying! 

We are now seeking franchise expansion partners to open our restaurant franchise in Richmond, VA in 2018. If you, or someone you know, has restaurant management or franchise operating experience within this market, please visit our special RVA page by clicking here