Lease Signed for Shuckin' Shack of Ocala, Florida

Late in 2018, we announced this very important multi-unit restaurant franchise agreement signed for the state of Florida. Multi-Unit franchise agreements are a necessity in highly populated markets where it’s clear that more than one restaurant location will be needed to be successful. Shortly after we began offering Shuckin’ Shack franchising opportunities in 2014, we began to offer a 3-pack multi-unit agreement with a discounted franchise fee for those franchise partners who believed in our brand and anticipated that success would come faster by blanketing a larger market with multiple locations, like we recently completed in Raleigh, NC.

Our multi-unit franchisees for Florida, and their mascot “Teddy” with Shuckin’ Shack Franchising CEO, Jonathan Weathington (right).

The Harrdy Group, LLC has committed to this same three unit franchise agreement for commercial properties they were already developing in the state. With their Ocala building nearing completion, they’ve signed a lease for approximately 3,200 square feet within a new, heavily trafficked shopping center in Ocala. The address of the unit and photos of the space will be shared soon, but our first Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in the state of Florida is now on track to be open before the end of 2019!

With 17 casual beach bar restaurants “now open” in the Southeast, and Ocala officially in the training and development pipeline, our team anticipates having 20 Shuckin’ Shack restaurants operating by the start of 2020! We are currently seeking an experienced multi-unit franchise partner for the Tallahassee, FL market. If you know someone actively considering restaurant opportunities that will appeal to the thousands of fresh seafood lovers in this vibrant market, please Share this very important video and have them request details on “The Shack”!