Fast Casual, Sustainable American Seafood...
Let's Make Seafood Sexy Again!
Slapfish is leading a seafood franchise revolution, with chef-crafted sustainable seafood in a fast casual format.
Founded by celebrity chef Andrew Gruel, Slapfish is a classic and sustainable American Seafood Franchise - seafood redefined with a fresh attitude, simple flavors and a healthy smack of the gourmet. Slapfish has made healthy, chef-driven seafood approachable & affordable for the masses, with signature items that include the 'lobsticle', baja mahi sandwich and house-made, original dipping sauces.
The next generation of fast casual.
“Startups Issue: Their Modern Spin On A Fish Shack Has Been A Hit ”
— Entrepreneur Magazine
Slapfish blurs the lines between fast casual and specialty full service, providing the quality of fine dining at the cost and convenience of “faster” food. Slapfish is to fast casual, what fast casual was to QSR. Customers can order a simple $7 taco platter or indulge with $15 signature sandwiches and platters. Carry out is fast, pre-ordering apps make it faster…or take your time and enjoy your meal with a beer or wine.
Seafood is our game.
Our Mission is to redefine the entire seafood dining experience by making seafood fun, sexy and simple.
Our Fast Casual Seafood Franchise Program
“Andrew Gruel’s Mission Is To Redefine The Seafood Dining Experience. ”
— Nation's Restaurant News
Slapfish is a true innovator in fast casual seafood, uniquely positioned between lower quality fast food / QSR seafood chains, and full service or fine dining seafood restaurants.
Competitive Positioning & Franchise Benefits
- Strong consumer demand for high quality seafood and premium fast casual fare
- Limited competitive supply in fast casual, QSR and full service seafood segment
- Strong health positioning and eco-friendly and sustainable operations
- Chef Driven concept and menu = premium, crave-able seafood flavors
- Multiple prototypes to fit in both traditional and non-traditional retail sites
- Carry out is fast, pre-ordering apps make it faster…or customers can take their time and enjoy your meal with a beer or wine
Seafood Purchasing & Distribution
We are Seafood experts. By partnering with Slapfish you are becoming part of a network of fisherman, processors and experts that you can rely on for high-quality seafood. You never have to worry about supply, sourcing, sustainability, or being priced out of the market. We research in detail all the seafood that is served out of the Slapfish kitchen. Whether you are buying directly from Slapfish Trading or through approved purveyors, the seafood is always ridiculously fresh.
Founder & Chef Andrew Gruel built the Slapfish business by creating strong, direct relationships with local fisherman to cut out the middleman in their seafood sourcing.
These relationships are very difficult to create and maintain, and allow them a competitive edge over other restaurants when it comes to purchasing and pricing.