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Quick Facts:

Over $55 million in system-wide sales
Unit volume up to $3 million
Top value for your investment
Multi-unit opportunities available

Crabby Joe’s is one of Ontario’s most successful and fastest growing resto-bar franchises. Why?

To focus on a humorous theme, we created a caricature of a grumpy old man – Crabby Joe!

This image allows us to poke fun at ourselves and to encourage our customers to share a fun visit. We encourage our Franchisees to actively participate in special community events, sponsoring local sports associations and helping charitable organizations. Crabby Joe’s wants to be front and centre in the community and give back our support to our customers...

This fun theme is also carried through with our customers, encouraging them to participate in contests, such as to jokingly nominate, “The Crabbiest Boss of the Month”, etc.

From our first location in Ingersoll, Ontario, we’ve grown and continue growing, spread geographically across Ontario from Sarnia to Belleville.

Today we are actively working on several new locations and expect to welcome up to an additional 6-8 new Franchisees into our system in the next year. All of these individual locations will open in Ontario.

Area or master franchise applications outside of this core area will be carefully considered and selected when both parties (we and you) are able to ensure there will be proper support to expand new locations.

In any neighbourhood there are a multitude of eating establishments. At no other place, however, will you find such a fun-filled combination of pleasant décor, good food, reasonable prices and excellent service.

Warm décor plus friendly service requires a third ingredient for great customer satisfaction – good quality food and beverages at reasonable prices. Take a look at our regular menu and our lunch express. Better still, visit a Crabby Joe’s location and try a taste.

Our cooks are responsible for properly cooking and presenting delicious appetizers or fantastic meals from the products selected, tested and approved by our Head Office.

Our Franchisees provide a broad range of skills and backgrounds. Some have hospitality experience – many don’t. In the latter case, we help the Franchisee recruit experienced staff. One common denominator is a real desire and hunger for their own business. Management and “people” experience are a must.

Obsidian Group Inc.’s experience in recruiting, screening, and training Franchisees are key factors in the growth of our franchise system.


Joe's menu has something for everyone: burgers, pasta, steaks, ribs, wings, seafood, fajitas, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, drinks and desserts. Ontario’s crabbiest family restaurant and bar.