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.

LocationHuntington Beach, Calif.
2019 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$21*
YOY Sales Change81.0%
2019 U.S. Units21
YOY Unit Change90.9%
2019 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,370*
Future 50 Year2020
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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