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The Boiling Crab restaurants are casual dining restaurants modeled after a traditional Louisiana seafood boil featuring seafood and fish entrees prepared Cajun-style with different proprietary finishing sauces and complementary side dishes, beer and wine and fountain drinks. We offer area development rights and single unit franchises for the right to open and operate one or more The Boiling Crab restaurants.
Company Background
The Boiling Crab was founded in 2009 by a New Orleans native who wanted to bring the flavors of Louisiana into a restaurant. The original location opened in Orange County, CA and now has expanded to over 30 locations nationwide.
Franchise Opportunity
Seafood is a notoriously difficult cuisine to prepare at home without ruining it. Not only is seafood hard to cook at home, but it's also expensive and time consuming to go out for. Who has the time or money for that? The Boiling Crab offers a convenient, affordable, and delicious seafood dining experience that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our seafood boils are packed with fresh Gulf shrimp, crawfish, crab legs, mussels, and corn on the cob- all prepared Cajun style with our signature sauces. Plus, we have a variety of beer and wine options as well as fountain drinks to complete your meal.

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How much investment do I need to start my own The Boiling Crab business?
Franchisees typically require at least $728,000 to $866,500 investment to get their The Boiling Crab business started
What are the initial franchise fees for The Boiling Crab?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $35,000 in fees directly to The Boiling Crab in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a The Boiling Crab franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical The Boiling Crab business?
We haven’t done the math on how much revenue a typical The Boiling Crab brings in each year. We estimate that other franchisees in the Food & Beverage industry generate $792,325 revenue, so we would expect The Boiling Crab to generate a similar amount
How long do I need to commit to running a The Boiling Crab unit? What is my contractual commitment?
The Boiling Crab franchisees are typically required to sign up to a 10 year contract initially. The renewal length is 5 years. You can of course exit early but don’t expect to get any refund!

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