Fast-casual seafood chain Slapfish has seen so much success with off-premise operations amid the coronavirus crisis, it is eyeing shifting all of its stores away from dine-in, founder Andrew Gruel said. The Huntington Beach, Calif.-based chain has also had success with to-go alcohol, selling premixed cocktails where it's allowed. The chain has added family-style items amid the pandemic, including a takeout brunch package. Gruel expects to see an uptick in franchising once the immediate crisis has passed. He also expects to see a growing number of real estate opportunities.
|Location||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|2019 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)||$21*|
|YOY Sales Change||81.0%|
|2019 U.S. Units||21|
|YOY Unit Change||90.9%|
|2019 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$1,370*|
|Future 50 Year||2020|