Angry Crab Shack

The Angry Crab Shack franchise offers high-quality seafood and provides customers with a memorable dining experience. It was founded by 2013 by  former NFL player Ron Lou in  Mesa, Arizona. It was a success because of the brands combination of affordable prices, real estate practices, and Asian-Cajun flavors. Since officially franchising in  2017, the franchise has grown to over a dozen locations across the U.S. Franchise owners will enjoy the multiple streams of revenue and dayparts that will set your location up for success. The brand also provides single and multi unit deals to prospective candidates. The franchise also provides exclusive territories. 

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Angry Crab Shack Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


You really can't go wrong with opening a fast food restaurant. But the barrage of burger and pizza joints can be incessant and redundant. If you are interested in opening a fast-casual concept that offers high quality seafood with bold, Asian-Cajun flavors, the the Angry Crab Shack franchise could be for you. The franchise was founded by former NFL player Ron Lou in Mesa, Arizona. He had decades worth of restaurant expeirence in everything from burgers and breakfast to pizza and wings. It wasn't until he came up with the innovative idea to create a quality seafood concept that Angry Crab Shack was born. Since it began officially franchising in 2017, it has expanded to more than a dozen locations across the U.S. As a franchise owner, you will enjoy multiple streams of revenue and dayparts that will set your location up for success. The brand also provides single and multi unit deals to prospective candidates. The franchise also provides exclusive territories, which means that you will be the only representative of the franchise in that area. This will decrease your competition. 
You can also expect great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect a two-week initial training program that includes 150 hours worth of on-the-job training and 65 hours of classroom training. This training will happen one week before your grand opening and one week after. You will also be provided with marketing tools, site selection assistance, and more. Veterans are incentivized to invest in the brand by offering them a 20% discount off of the initial franchise fee. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Mesa, Arizona
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 2013
First Franchise: 2017
B2B: No
Total # of units: 15
Exclusive territory: Yes


Support and Training Offered By Angry Crab Shack

In terms of support and training, the franchisees can expect a two-week initial training program that breaks down into 150 hours worth of on-the-job training and 65 hours of classroom training. The training will happen one week before your grand opening and one week after. You will also be provided with marketing tools, site selection assistance, and more. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Angry Crab Shack Franchise.

What does a Angry Crab Shack Franchise Cost?

Angry Crab Shack franchise fees for 2024:

Third-Party Financing Options: Yes
Veterans incentive: Yes: 20% off initial franchise fee
Cash Requirement: $200,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $850,000
Initial Investment: $401,540 - $726,500

Is Angry Crab Shack a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Angry Crab Shack is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Angry Crab Shack a Home Based franchise?

No. Angry Crab Shack is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Angry Crab Shack Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Angry Crab Shack franchisees make. Angry Crab Shack offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Angry Crab Shack Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Angry Crab Shack franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Angry Crab Shack Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Angry Crab Shack franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Angry Crab Shack Looking for International franchisees?

No. Angry Crab Shack franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Angry Crab Shack's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


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Veteran Discount




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Angry Crab Shack Franchises for Sale

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