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It’s Always a GOOD SHUCKIN’ TIME at Our Seafood Franchise!


How many times have you said to yourself, “If only I owned a seafood franchise, then I would be completely happy and fulfilled in my career?”

…OK, maybe you haven’t said those exact words, but you know what we mean. There you are, every day, stuck in the corporate grind, but your mind is elsewhere…a sandy beach, perhaps, with delicious food, ice-cold cocktails, and plenty of friends talking and laughing and sharing good times together.

Now, hear us out-

What if the scenario we just described wasn’t a daydream at all, but a TYPICAL DAY AT WORK?

Owning a Shuckin’ Shack seafood franchise is about as close as you can get to working at a never-ending, laid-back get-together on the coast- and a lot more lucrative! 

It is our continuing mission to make the Shuckin’ Shack experience fun for everyone involved- our customers, our staff, and the amazing men and women who own a Shuckin’ Shack seafood franchise in their community. Here’s a look at how we go out of our way to bring FUN into the workplace and show our Franchise Owners a GOOD SHUCKIN’ TIME!

Sail Away on a New Adventure!

own a seafood franchiseSail away with us on an adventure of a lifetime! Shuckin’ Shack isn’t your run-of-the-mill seafood franchise restaurant. We are neither snooty and high-falutin’, nor are we quick and greasy. We provide quality fresh ingredients in a fun, coastal atmosphere. When our customers visit Shuckin’ Shack they know they’re in for a fun time for the whole family. 

Our Franchise Owners are immediately welcomed into the clam….er, clan, and become a valued part of spreading food, fun, and friendship throughout the US. When you introduce a Shuckin’ Shack seafood franchise into your community, your regulars become family and you become a community leader. It’s that easy! 

Who We Are

Shuckin’ Shack is a seafood restaurant that specializes in casual dining with high-quality seafood and more! We provide sustainably sourced domestic seafood such as oysters (since we’re, you know, an oyster bar…) as well as shrimp, clams, crab, lobster, and fish. We’ve even got some primo chicken wings for the landlubbers who steer clear of seafood!

We like to say, “There’s seafood and then there’s Shuckin’ Shack!” because we aren’t like our competitors in the seafood industry. While we like to have a good time, we don’t want it to feel forced or cringey in any way. Our staff is professional and fun all at the same time while our locations are eccentric with hometown flair. 

It’s easy to see why people love Shuckin’ Shack because it feels like a beachfront vacation all the time. Who doesn’t want to escape every now and then? When you invest in a seafood franchise with us at Shuckin’ Shack, your escape can simply be coming to work each day. 

The Shuckin’ Shack Story

fun seafood franchiseOur Founders, the admirable Matt Piccinin and Sean Cook, were in search of some fresh oysters long ago in ancient times of 2007. In the coastal town of Carolina Beach, they expected this endeavor to be a simple affair. Unfortunately this hankering leads down a path to nowhere. 

Fortunately, it revealed a new path to Matt and Sean, an opportunity. The two hatched a plan to open the most amazing oyster bar the world had ever seen. Though they both might have been three sheets to the wind when the planning was said and done, their dream of a domestic seafood joint with plenty of cold beer and a casual atmosphere became reality. 

Shuckin’ Shack became a seafood franchise with the addition of Jonathan Weathington who took this small town oyster bar and made history. Our first franchise location opened in Summerville, SC in 2015 and has been off the hook ever since! 

Benefits of Seafood Franchise Ownership With Shuckin’ Shack

When you become a Franchise Owner with Shuckin’ Shack you are signing a new lease on life. No more boring, suit-and-tie corporate meetings- think flip-flops and T-shirts! We are so proud to be able to offer the opportunity to welcome you into our crew. While the benefits won’t catch you by surprise, we hope to reel you in with these highlights.


Rather than farmed frozen seafood that has a mysterious background and seems, well… fishy, our seafood is 100% fresh and comes straight from, you guessed it, the sea! In fact, it’s so fresh we can usually even tell you the name of the captain on the boat that caught it. Seriously. We aren’t shuckin’ around. 


sustainable seafood franchiseWe are dedicated to preserving the ocean and the life that lives within it. Our goal is to ensure future seafood lovers have the opportunity to experience fresh seafood the way it was intended. We’ve partnered with the James Beard Foundation’s Smart Catch Program. This program uses discarded shells to rehabilitate oyster reefs and keep the oysters coming. 

Not only does our commitment to sustainability help preserve our business model (after all, it’s hard to have an oyster bar without any oysters left!) but more importantly, it preserves a precious resource on the planet we love so much, enabling us to share the joys of delicious fresh-caught oysters with generations to come. 


Each day that you step foot into your Shuckin’ Shack franchise will be a fun, exciting adventure. Serving up good food and delicious drinks will bring smiles to the faces of the community, not to mention catch them hook, line, and sinker. Your regulars will know you by name and you will become a well-recognized local celebrity. It’s just the way it goes when you own the best seafood franchise in town. Sorry, not sorry!

Dive in! 

So what are you waiting for? Dive into our school of friendly, supportive fish. Once you sign on to partner with us you will receive:

  • 140+ hours of training at “Shuck U”

We provide on-the-job and classroom education in our training program that will educate you on everything you need to get shuckin’!

  • Access to Ongoing Support 

Your Shuckin’ Shack family has your back and will be with you every step of the way.

  • Comprehensive Assistance with Design and Construction

We will aid you in site selection, design, construction, and even the grand opening of your new Shuckin’ Shack!

  • Digital and Social Media Marketing Assistance

Our marketing team will equip you with sophisticated strategies and inventive campaigns you can use to lure people in. When our Franchise Owners win, we ALL win!

Still not sure? If you still feel like a fish out of water, take this short questionnaire to see if you are Shuckin’ Shack material. Chances are, you will shuck out and be a perfect addition to our growing franchise.

To learn more about Shuckin’ Shack and see our impressive Franchise Owner testimonials, head on over to shuckinshackfranchise.com and see for yourself what you’ve been missing!

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