Angry Crab Shacka full-service restaurant specializing in Asian-Cajun flavored seafood and broths, announced on Tuesday the opening of its latest restaurant slated for beginning of the fourth quarter of 2022 in Atlanta.
Come Atlantic Stationat 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, the landmark opening will bring the first Angry Crab Shack location to the Peach State, kickstarting additional expansion plans for the area while introducing the brand to the area.
Behind the development of Atlanta is a family of entrepreneurs: Mia Scottand Darlene and Gregory Morris. Mia is Darlene’s daughter and Gregory is Darlene’s nephew. Gregory will use his experience working in the hospitality industry to manage the day-to-day operations of the new Angry Crab Shack location. Darlene will use her years as a lifelong educator to organize the restaurant’s finances, as well as manage her charitable initiatives and outreach in Atlanta. Mia is an entertainment lawyer and will oversee the site’s long-term growth strategy.
“Coming together to start a family business was an unexpected dream for the three who thrived during the COVID shutdowns,” according to a press release. “They are excited to open this popular seafood franchise in Atlanta and aim to hire up to 50 employees at the Atlantic Station site.”
“We are thrilled to come together as a family to open this unique and fun seafood restaurant known for its delicious cuisine, charitable efforts and family dining experience,” said Darlene Morris. “Good food, bringing families together and giving back – these were our top priorities when we looked at different businesses to invest in. Given its strong profit margins and steady growth nationwide, the Angry Crab Shack brand is the perfect fit for our first family business.
Angry Crab Shack has expanded to 18 locations – five companies and thirteen franchisees – with signed deals in various stages of development in Washington, Utah and Texas. The group plans to include additional restaurants in other East Coast regions, outlining an overall brand expansion plan to have 100 stores open and operational by 2025.
“Darlene, Gregory and Mia are a strong team who are excited to give back to their community and passionate about starting their own restaurant business,” Andy Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack, said. These are characteristics we look for in our franchise partners. I’m excited to help them make our brand launch in Atlanta a success. With its diverse food scene, the Atlanta area is an ideal market for an Angry Crab Shack, allowing its residents to experience and enjoy our endless combinations of Cajun and Asian flavored seafood broths. We are already looking for more growth opportunities across the state. »
Angry Crab Shack sources lobster from the east coast, Dungeness crab from the Pacific Northwest, king crab from the Bering Strait, snow crab from Canadian waters and crayfish from the Gulf of Mexico. The brand offers a variety of boils, including shrimp, crayfish, lobster, crab and more.
“As a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant, Angry Crab Shack is a great addition to our lineup of restaurants in Atlantic Station,” Phil Purdom, director of Southeast commercial real estate for Hines, owner of Atlantic Station, said. “Angry Crab offers a unique dining experience with its Cajun Asian flavors and interactive style. Whatever our customers’ desires, Atlantic Station will continue to offer a diverse culinary mix that will satisfy all taste buds.