Captain D’s Seeks Franchise Candidates in North Carolina to Open Restaurants

Fast Casual Brand Plans Expansion in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham

October 12, 2015 // // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s, the leading national fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today plans to expand its presence in North Carolina. The company currently has 28 Captain D’s restaurants located throughout the state with the most recent restaurant opening in Franklin on Sept 28.

This announcement comes on the heels of unprecedented growth for the brand in 2014 and continued success thus far in 2015. Captain D’s closed 2014 by reporting a 4.1 percent system-wide same-store sales increase, marking the company’s fourth consecutive year of same-store sales growth. The company has maintained this momentum through 2015, achieving 4.94 percent in Q1 and 5.2 percent in Q2 same-store-sales growth, with the second quarter representing its 15th consecutive quarter of positive growth. Captain D’s attributes the company’s success to its ongoing menu innovation and new restaurant design, which exudes a vibrant coastal atmosphere and enhances the Captain D’s experience.

Those interested in developing Captain D’s restaurants in North Carolina are encouraged to contact Sherrie Saller, franchise development coordinator at (615) 231-2067 to discuss opportunities. Additionally, Mark Levis, senior director of franchise development, will be hosting open houses in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh-Durham to meet with interested franchisees. Date and locations for each market are as follows:

  • Charlotte – Wednesday, October 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites located at 1917 Ayrsley Town Blvd.
  • Winston-Salem – Thursday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree location at 5790 University Pkwy.
  • Raleigh-Durham – Friday, October 23 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites located at 8001 Arco Corporate Dr.

“We are seeking qualified franchise candidates in the Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham markets to expand our brand’s presence,” said Mark Levis, senior director of franchise development for Captain D’s. “Prospective franchisees have an opportunity to join a nationally recognized brand that has been in operation for 46 years and in recent years, has achieved exceptional growth that catapulted us to the half a billion in system-wide sales mark. We look forward to welcoming local entrepreneurs at our open houses who are interested in making their mark on the restaurant industry and sharing more about franchising opportunities available with Captain D’s.”

With 512 restaurants in 26 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. Captain D’s recently unveiled a new design featuring a vibrant coastal atmosphere and upgraded the dining experience with new plate ware and silverware. Captain D’s new menu, featuring several new items, is brought to life with upgraded menu boards and also features several new kid’s meal offerings. 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.

Captain D’s is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion in North Carolina. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit or call 800-550-4877.

About Captain D’s

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has 512 restaurants in 26 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D’s is the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant and was named the #1 seafood chain in the QSR 50, ranked by AUV. Founded in 1969, Captain D’s has been offering its customers high-quality seafood at reasonable prices in a welcoming atmosphere for 45 years. Captain D’s serves a widely variety of seafood that includes freshly prepared entrees and the company's signature hand-battered fish, which is cooked to order to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, shrimp and beef kabobs, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D's favorite. For more information, please visit

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