Shuckin' Shack Info

About Shuckin' Shack:

In 2007 on the Carolina Coast, driven by their love for sun, saltwater, oysters and ice-cold beer, two beach buddies opened the first Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar. Greeted with open arms, friends, family, and all who entered found a no-frills gathering spot to enjoy fresh seafood, cold drinks, and laid-back beach vibe. That vibe remains today as we strive to bring the highest quality, sustainable products wherever we go, all the while staying true to our commitment of keeping our oceans, waterways, and beaches clean. Let us share our passion with you!

Why Shuckin' Shack:

With 16 total restaurants, Shuckin Shack now boasts 14 franchised units across four states—soon to be five—and is gearing up for major growth across the country, including in areas people wouldn’t expect to be able to order fresh seafood year-round. Shuckin’ Shack has differentiated itself within the fast-casual segment with its small square footage requirement, low inventory and minimum waste, smaller staff sizes and maximum return on investment. The oyster bar is also uniquely positioned in the market as it has no direct national competition. 

How Much Can Franchisees Make:

For franchise locations under 1,800 square feet, the average AUV is $591,590.87. Franchise locations over 1,800 square feet have an average AUV of $1,351,670.43.

For full financial performance representations, please see Item 19 in Shuckin' Shack's 2019 FDD. 

How Much Does It Cost:

Start-up costs for a Shuckin’ Shack franchise range from $234,200 to $541,350 and include a $37,500 single-unit franchise fee. For more information on available franchise opportunities, visit


Jonathan Weathington - CEO

Matt Piccinin - COO

Bill Bartlett - Vice President of Operations

Mario Piccinin - Vice President of Franchise Development