CAPTAIN D’s, one of America’s largest fast casual seafood restaurant chains, is poised for further growth It has just announced the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in four states. It already has 521 restaurants in 21 states.
This growth will bring five new restaurants to San Antonio, Texas, one to Jackson, Tennessee and four to the Mobile, Alabama/Pensacola, Florida market over the next several years.
This surge in franchise development has fuelled Captain D’s ongoing success, achieving six consecutive years of same-store sales increases and four successive years of record high system-wide average unit volume (AUV).
Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer of Captain D’s, said: “The significant brand building accomplishments we’ve achieved over the last six years have solidified Captain D’s as a leader in the fast casual segment and showcased our unlimited potential for success.
He explained: “Our commitment to supporting our franchisees has not only driven interest from new candidates, but also fuelled growth from within, with existing franchisees continuing to develop more restaurants. We look forward to building on this momentum to continue driving the brand’s franchise development.”
Coupled with its menu diversification and expanded array of offerings, Captain D’s credits its new restaurant beach design with contributing to the brand’s success. So far, nearly 60 percent of all restaurants have been given a new image to reflect the brand’s new vibrant, coastal design, with another 50 locations to be remodelled by the end of this year. With these efforts, Captain D’s has remained true to what it does best — serving high-quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price in a welcoming atmosphere. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.