Savannah Seafood Shack

The Savannah Seafood Shack franchise is a food concept that brings Southern Country Low Broil to a fast-casual format. The Travel Channel, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel and influencers everywhere can’t get enough of Savannah Seafood Shack. The brand puts a spin on traditional Southern Country Low Broil by serving it as a single-person portion bag with the option of having peeled and deveined shrimp. Founder and CEO Christine Tsoi Cutlip is a first-generation Chinese American raised in Savannah who drew inspiration for Savannah Seafood Shack from the fresh seafood markets her family owned. Savannah Seafood Shack makes seafood more accessible.

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Savannah Seafood Shack Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


A fast-casual brand to consider is Savannah Seafood Shack. The brand specializes in Southern Country Low Broil  and puts a twist on the meal by serving it as a single-person portion bag with the option of having peeled and deveined shrimp. Founder and CEO Christine Tsoi Cutlip is a first-generation Chinese American raised in Savannah who drew inspiration for Savannah Seafood Shack from the fresh seafood markets her family owned. Savannah Seafood Shack makes seafood more accessible. As a franchise owner, you preferably have operational experience in the restaurant business and meet the minimum financial requirements. Qualified candidates have a net worth of $1 million; $500K liquid capital; and are ready to begin development within the next 9-12 months in a major U.S. area.
You'll also be provided with great support and training. In terms of support and training, franchisees get real estate and site selection assistance; store build-out and construction support; training systems; operational support; recipe and menu development; marketing and brand building assistance; vendor and equipment selection; and pre-opening and grand opening support. The franchise fee is $35,000. The brand also has a muti-unit development fee, which is $35,000 franchise fee 1-3 units, with a 50% deposit each additional unit. The initial investment is $283,400 – $804,600, and royalty fee are 6%. Savannah Seafood Shack is seeking franchisees who are focused on exceptional operations and customer service and looking to build multi-unit franchise territories. Savannah Seafood Shack is franchise brand under the Fransmart umbrella along with The Halal Guys, Slapfish, Curry Up Now, GLO30, Duff's Cakemix, Taffer's Tavern, nomoo, PayMore, and JARS. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Savannah, GA 31410
Founded: 2016
First franchise: 2022
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: No
Home-based/mobile: No


Support and Training Offered By Savannah Seafood Shack

You'll also be provided with great support and training. In terms of support and training, franchisees get real estate and site selection assistance; store build-out and construction support; training systems; operational support; recipe and menu development; marketing and brand building assistance; vendor and equipment selection; and pre-opening and grand opening support. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Savannah Seafood Shack Franchise.

What does a Savannah Seafood Shack Franchise Cost?

Savannah Seafood Shack franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $283,400 – $804,600
Royality fee: 6%
Franchise fee: $35,000
Multi-unit development fee: $35,000 franchise fee 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit
Net Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
Cash Requirement: $500,000

Is Savannah Seafood Shack a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Savannah Seafood 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 Savannah Seafood Shack a Home Based franchise?

No. Savannah Seafood Shack is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Savannah Seafood Shack Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Savannah Seafood Shack Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Savannah Seafood Shack franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Savannah Seafood Shack Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Savannah Seafood Shack franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Savannah Seafood Shack Looking for International franchisees?

No. Savannah Seafood Shack franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Savannah Seafood Shack's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Savannah Seafood Shack Franchises for Sale

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