Shuckin' Shack Franchise

Oyster bar

Shuckin Shack FDD

When the founders opened the first Shuckin’ Shack in 2007, their goal was to provide the highest quality seafood and drinks while removing all the pre-conceived notions of only getting great food a few times per year. Opening the second location in Historic Wilmington in 2012 brought similar success, even in a market flooded with seafood restaurants, taverns, and bars. One thing remained clear - Shuckin’ Shack was different than the tired “fry it all” seafood houses found all over the Southeastern United States. After a warm reception and a number of awards, as well as being featured in Coastal Living Magazine’s “22 Best Seafood Dives in America,” 2014 brought a new adventure: franchising. Sticking with the same mantra that brought two successful restaurants in North Carolina,

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar can now be found in multiple states with over a dozen locations. The formula that works for “The Shack” can be found in their mission statement: “To show each guest ‘A Good Shuckin’ Time’ through fresh seafood, high-quality spirits, and exceptional customer service.”
Are you ready to bring ‘A Good Shuckin’ Time’ to your community?

Seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District
of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri,
Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming

Veteran Incentives  10% off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Shuckin' Shack Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Shuckin' Shack Franchise is between $252,700-$841,750. There is an initial franchise fee of $45,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Shuckin' Shack name.

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When did the first Shuckin' Shack open? 2007
When did Shuckin' Shack start Franchising? 2014
Expense In-House Third Party
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Startup Costs N/A Yes
Equipment N/A Yes
Inventory N/A Yes
Accounts Receivable N/A Yes
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On-The-Job Training: 80 hours
Classroom Training: 64 hours


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Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 20

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Shuckin' Shack Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Shuckin' Shack

201 N Front Street, Suite 203
Wilmington, NC


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