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Why Office Jobs Shuckin’ Suck and How Owning a Shuckin’ Shack Bar Franchise Brings the Fun

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Ask yourself this question and answer honestly: do you like your 9-to-5 office job? Even if you work from home, getting caught up in the rat race can get tiring really fast. After all, you’re working on the boss’s timeline, not yours. You’re helping someone else operate a successful business, not your own company.

It’s a common theme we see when we get to know potential bar franchise owners, so we felt we had to post this article to share our thoughts about why opening up a Shuckin’ Shack is so attractive to those trying to escape stressful, unsatisfying careers. Buying a bar franchise for sale is a great way to swing in the opposite direction and start to work on your terms, not someone else’s quarterly calendar.

The thrills and challenges of entrepreneurship

No matter what type of business you choose to launch, the thrills and challenges of entrepreneurship will come at you quicker than a major-league fastball. Honestly, opening up a restaurant isn’t for everyone because it will require a tireless commitment, but what kind? That’s the question. People who have never opened up a restaurant don’t appreciate the contribution to the community they can make until they’ve been in business for a few months. It’s the ah-ha moment we love to see when a new seafood franchise starts to succeed and grow a brand.

Opening a new restaurant isn’t like a retail business: it’s a people business. And you should ideally bring on board a lot of solid and positive personalities to get real synergy with the locals and staff. Usually, a company is simply an entity offering products, services, or “solutions” (office-speak alert!) for everything from carpet stains to cloud-based SaaS technology, whatever that even means.

Either way, a bar and grill franchise is way different because people make genuine emotional connections with restaurants they like. They show loyalty and do it faster than you think. Guests will not only keep coming back but also bring in co-workers, new people to town, and their families. If this type of work atmosphere appeals to you, it’s time to contact us and learn more because that’s only the start of opening up a successful restaurant. There are more incredible moments to come, and there’s just not enough space to write them all down.

But imagine this scenario. You work all day (open to close) and handle the rushes and the down times like a champ. And just when you think the day is over, a chatty bar guest offers to buy you a drink at your own establishment. It’s a little odd, but it happens in laid-back, friendly places like Shuckin’ Shack. You can’t experience moments like those in other businesses, just being one of the locals – not a business owner – having a cold beer after a long day, laughing it up until sunset with a new friend.

Bring valuable organizational skills to the table

One quality we’ve noticed in our bar franchise owners is the sheer tenacity and energy they bring to the table. Organizational skills are vital in any business, yes, but it’s all the more critical in the restaurant business. There are plenty of moving parts to manage and even more fires to put out during the first year. Some bar owners struggle to do basic things like keeping track of inventory and managing food and labor costs. Nevertheless, if you’re coming from corporate America, you have an edge because you’re already familiar with managing business at a high level.

At first, a new restaurant will require a lot of juggling. It can be anything from picking bar chairs to the type of kitchen lighting. The truth is that not every business owner can handle a fast-paced business like a restaurant and bar, but we can support you all the way when you join the Shuckin’ Shack family. And who knows? Maybe you’ll end up teaching us a thing or two about how to run a successful business! Our franchise owners come from very diverse backgrounds, and every one of them has a story to share.

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Own your brand and make it yours

Along those lines, think about it this way too. Your personal story is your brand. If you’re opening up a Shuckin’ Shack in a bustling part of town, you can guarantee that guests will ask a lot of questions about where the restaurant started, why you chose this community – and who the owner is. Restaurant patrons always want to make genuine connections with authentic businesses that care. That’s the bottom line of the service industry.

When you open a Shuckin’ Shack, you’ll benefit from a great support system for a seafood franchise, but you’ll also have a golden opportunity to become a fixture in your community. Sometimes, building a brand isn’t about upselling entrees and premium liquors; it’s not about buying ads on social media to promote your grand opening. It’s about offering the community a refuge, a warm hideaway, even if the bar does get a little rowdy when a playoff game is on TV. 

The energy of a good bar and restaurant is undeniable once you’ve spent an evening in one of those establishments. It’s friendly, joyous, and loud. It’s a party-like atmosphere where strangers can become life-long best friends, or couples can meet for the first time. It’s about making people feel at home like this bar is theirs and theirs alone, a personal Cheers.

You can’t get that in an office setting, no matter how quirky and trendy the business is. You can’t look total strangers in the eye and disarm them with a warm smile and a welcome. If moments like those appeal to you, maybe, it’s time to reach out to us because we’re always looking for great entrepreneurs.

Contact us today to learn more about the Shuckin’ Shack opportunity, and say goodbye to your office job one and for all.