Q: How do I go about obtaining a Juicy Crab franchise?
A: For a general introduction on owning your own Juicy Crab franchise, please review our Franchising Opportunities. Send us an e-mail with some brief information about yourself and the franchise locations you would be interested in opening The Juicy Crab:
You can also call Todd for more information at: 888-791-3939 or click here
Q: How long does the application process take from beginning to end?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: Upon completion of the personal interview, The Juicy Crab will make a decision within 3 to 4 weeks regarding your approval status. For International Opportunities: The application approval process may take several months because of the amount of information needed to complete an application.
Q: Does The Juicy Crab franchise to individuals, partnerships, or corporations?
A: Yes, to all of the above. The Juicy Crab will franchise to individuals, partnerships, and corporations.
Q: Will The Juicy Crab assist me with financing a store?
A: The Juicy Crab franchisees are required to have their own financial systems in place to build and operate their stores.
Q: Does The Juicy Crab award territories or regions?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: Franchisees are awarded franchise rights for a specific store location.
For International Opportunities: Yes, The Juicy Crab awards territories or regions to its international franchisees.
Q: Can I purchase an existing store?
A: At this time, there are no stores for sale that is currently running. Please contact us for Franchise Opportunities. For U.S. Opportunities: To obtain a list of stores available for purchase, please contact The Juicy Crab. For International Opportunities: The Juicy Crab is open to all inquiries for international expansion in countries not currently under development. To learn more about international development opportunities please contact us here.
Q: I have an ideal location in mind and there are no other Juicy Crab locations nearby. Can I pursue this location?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: Prior to discussing potential locations with applicants interested in opportunities with The Juicy Crab, applicants must go through our application approval process. Upon approval as a potential Juicy Crab franchisee candidate, our Real Estate Department can then help you begin to investigate possible locations.
Q: Does The Juicy Crab require royalty payments?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: Yes. The current royalty fee is 3 % (locked in for the first 10 franchisees Store Locations), (after the 10th franchise on the 11th one and beyond would go to 4%). (((**ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT UNDER 3%** Special as of OCT 2017). This fee payment contributes to the overall support system, e.g., training, field support, purchasing, construction, new product development, and quality control, to mention just a few. There is also an Advertising Fund fee of 1 % that supports all marketing programs. For International Opportunities: Yes. Royalty payments, franchise fee, and store opening fees are negotiated for each country on an individual basis. FOR USA: Capital low and high range needed: $534K-$845K: This capital includes everything and to getting up to grand opening and 3 months after, with working capital.)
Q: How much money can I expect to make?
A: For U.S. and International Opportunities: The Juicy Crab does not make earnings claims regarding any of our locations. The amount of money individual locations can expect to make will vary depending on a multitude of factors, including the locations and demographics, operating costs, sales, and the overall ability of the franchisee to operate and manage their franchise location(s). Other considerations for international franchisees would include duties, tariffs, etc.
Q: In what areas is The Juicy Crab actively looking for franchisees?
A: Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Southeast, Open to more states Nationwide.
Q: May I obtain a copy of The Juicy Crab Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
A: For U.S. and International Opportunities: Upon completion and acceptance of the application, a copy of The Juicy Crab current Franchise Disclosure Document will be provided to you during your initial interview.
Q: Is there opportunity to own more than one location?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: Yes. Franchisees are awarded locations based on their ability to operate their existing stores and their financial ability to support additional locations.
For International Opportunities: Yes. In fact, international franchisees join The Juicy Crab system with the commitment to open multiple locations within an awarded territory or region.
Q: What type of training will I receive before I open a store?
A: For U.S. Opportunities: The Juicy Crab will provide initial training for a minimum of 5 individuals, which is conducted at The Juicy Crab Training Center in Duluth, GA prior to the new store opening. The training includes:
• 10 weeks of Training for General Managers and 5 weeks of Training for Managers
Up to 7 days of on-site training is also provided at the store opening.
For International Opportunities: Extensive training for the franchisee and his/her staff consists of several weeks at The Juicy Crab training center and at the corporate office.
Q: Is there a cost to attend the initial training?
A: For U.S. and International Opportunities: The cost for the initial training for the prospective franchisee and staff is included in the initial franchise fee. However, the prospective franchisee is responsible for all other expenses incurred while attending training, including travel costs, room and board, and employee salaries.
Q: Is there ongoing support provided?
A: For U.S. and International Opportunities: You will have ongoing access to our expertise and materials in the areas of:
• Business development and administration
• Site selection and store leasing
• Store operations
• Quality control
• Advertising and promotions
• Research and development
STEPS OF PROCESS
Complete the application
Personal interview with The Juicy Crab team
Receive and review Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Undergo credit and background checks.
Proof of assets and financing
Find a Suitable Location
Letter of Intent to the Landlord
Begin training for franchisee and crew
There is a difference in doing business with The Juicy Crab. We are passionate about providing a unique dining experience in the food industry. With that passion and commitment, we are a highly visible partner to our franchisees. We have established expert teams to support you in every aspect of your business – from site selection and lease negotiation to grand opening and systemwide marketing events.
The Juicy Crab program provides complete franchise support, including:
Store Operations and Business Consulting Support
Research & Development
“The information contained herein concerning the Juicy Crab franchise (the "Franchise") should not be construed as an offer by Juicy Crab Inc (“Franchisor”) or anyone acting on Franchisor’s behalf to the residents of any jurisdiction in which registration of the Franchise or other pre-offering filings are required. No Franchise shall be offered or sold in any jurisdiction in which registration of the Franchise or other pre-offering filings are required until the Franchise has been registered and declared effective in such jurisdiction and the Franchise Disclosure Document, as registered in such jurisdiction, has been delivered to the offeree before the sale and in compliance with the franchise laws of such jurisdiction.”