New Yorkers are shelling out for seafood

New York’s crab restaurants are boiling hot

Franchise chains offering Cajun-style seafood have scuttled ashore in the five boroughs. With names such as Crab du Jour and Juicy King Crab Express, the spots—mostly takeout but some dine-in—have opened in the city, a reflection of a nationwide appetite for crustaceans.

Across the country, a handful of similar franchises, many started in the South and Southwest, have added Northeastern territories to their location list at a fast clip.

There are now 58 restaurants in the city with the word “crab,” and 17 of them opened just this year.

Among the boroughs, Brooklyn leads with 26 locations. Manhattan and Queens

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