Tin Fish Restaurants Franchise for Sale

Fish Restaurant Franchise

Fifteen years ago, Tin Fish Restaurants was launched to create and build an exciting blend of delicious seafood with a mission to deliver a high-quality experience through offering fresh seafood and incredible Fish Tacos to customers.  In opening over 11 Tin Fish locations in 5 states, the Tin Fish Restaurants brand has become a fast growing restaurant chain and leader in the seafood and fish restaurant segment. 



Fish Restaurant Franchise


Through the addition of 67 new units over the next five years, the Tin Fish brand and business model will be able to establish itself as the industry and market leader within the fast casual seafood marketplace.


Tin Fish is a fast casual food service operation with the highest standard of quality seafood and service delivered every day to every customer never taking a customer for granted.


We deliver the best, most complete dining experience that a seafood restaurant has to offer each and every time someone visits a Tin Fish location.   

Background on the company and Founder:Fish Franchise

Joseph Melluso, Franchisor, was only a boy of 11 but he worked as hard as a man in the Long Island fish market where this "fish tale" all begins. In his teens he started working in many aspects with the world famous Fulton Fish Market. For years Joseph worked in successful filet houses and markets, as well as working as a lobsterman. He clammed, peeled, and even cultivated clams and oyster beds for the NY State Conservation Department. Joseph learned the fish business inside and out from the "old Salts of the Sea".

Joseph became inspired to study cooking. He studied and received his formal training under two world renowned chefs–Giulliano Bugialli in NY at New School and Libby Hillman on Long Island and Vermont.

How Tin Fish Got Its Name

Joseph's early experience of business ownership includes bidding on a restaurant location in Old Town San Diego in 1998. The beautiful old building had originally been a tinsmith shop. The property's history told that over 150 years ago there was a man, E. W. Nottage who had sold fish in front of this interesting old building. The name E. W. Nottage TinShop Museum Restaurant was cumbersome...Tin Fish Restaurant was born!

Tin Fish Franchise

With the apparent lack of a solid and consistent brand in the fast casual seafood market, TIN FISH franchise is the best of what Joseph Melluso, "the COD FATHER "has done, and he wants to share it with those that do not want to be part of some desensitized corporate operation BUT those who want to be part of his successes through an operation of their own, a down to earth business where the old-school principles are enjoyed.  Joseph and the team he keeps growing are passionate about what they do, "we love our lives" and working with a company that focuses on the ability to make people happy thru food.

  • Operating prototypes - The Tin Fish business model has enormous validation.  With 11 successful operating units in place, the business model has proven itself in many different markets with different operators and management in each location.  The concept has extensive proof of success and will validate well with new buyers.  

  • Adoptable nationally - The Tin Fish Restaurant model is adaptable on a national basis in most markets across the U.S.  There is a large market for seafood in the U.S., according to SeafoodSource.com, "However, Americans consumed 4.7 billion pounds of seafood, making the United States second only to China in total seafood consumption.

  • Point of difference - The Tin Fish Restaurant Model is a unique from the standpoint that it is the only franchise on the market that offers high quality seafood in a fast casual restaurant setting.  The atmosphere, food quality and price point for the Tin Fish model is a significant competitive advantage for the brand and business model.

Build a business with proven systems, processes and passion built into the restaurant franchise model.  Tin Fish can show you how to build a future in the Fast Casual Seafood Industry.

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