The Crabby Shack

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    The Crabby Shack is a fast-casual Brooklyn restaurant specializing in seafood. Founded by Fifi Bell-Clanton and Gwen Woods—two Black women who left their long-time careers in fashion and music to follow their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs—the Brooklyn-based company has been featured in many national outlets and TV shows, including The New York Times, the Wendy Williams Show, and the Netflix documentary She Did That. The Crabby Shack makes a point to hire from the community. It donates food to the local food bank, and if someone comes in hungry, they will be given a sandwich, chips and an iced tea. The seafood restaurant also provided meals for hospital workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its founders mentor local underprivileged girls, talking to them about their experience with entrepreneurship.

    Company Information

    HQ LocationBrooklyn, N.Y.
    Business Leader(s)Fifi Bell-Clanton, Co-Owner and Gwen Woods, Co-Owner
    2019 Revenue$1,069,751
    Four-Year Revenue Growth (%)52.65%
    Four-Year Jobs Created1