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The Drunken Crab Franchise Application Criteria

Our ideal candidate shares our commitment to The Drunken Crab heritage, vision, and values and is:

- Energized by a successful multi-unit restaurant and/or hospitality background

- Committed to providing the ultimate customer service experience every time

New Territory

- Driven to build at least 3 Drunken Crab restaurants in specific areas, and

- Capitalized with a minimum net worth of $3M (1M liquid)


1.      $500K per store acquired

2.      $300K (liquid) per store acquired

3.      Capitalized with a minimum net worth of $3M ($1M liquid)

4.      Driven to build at least 3 Drunken Crab restaurants in specific areas

Investment Details
The Drunken Crab is seeking multi-unit operators who can develop a minimum of three restaurants within a relatively short timeframe. The Franchise Fee per restaurant is $50,000. Depending on the real estate site selected, the total cost of investment will vary.

Review your qualification criteria
The first step toward a career in franchising is to determine if you meet some basic qualifications. For your convenience, we’ve listed a few. As a Franchisee, you must:

- Have U.S. citizenship (or permanent residency) and be at least 21 years old
- Be able to obtain and maintain all licenses necessary for the store operation
- Have excellent credit
- Not have filed for bankruptcy within the last seven years
- Have no prior record of felony convictions or other criminal record that could impact your ability to operate      a store
- Understand the need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the store

In addition to meeting our basic requirements, we also look for Franchisees who bring solid work experience to the table. Here’s what we’re talking about:

- Retail, operations or management experience
- Food service experience is beneficial, but not required
- Five to 10 years multi-unit management experience if you’re interested in a multi-unit franchise
- Multiple-store Franchisees must also identify a designee for each store and have that designee attend and        complete training
- Past business ownership experience (multi-unit ownership and/or franchise business ownership preferred)
- Service in a branch of the U.S. military

Are You Ready to Get Started?
We welcome your Request for Information, email at, or phone call at 1-800-870-4600