August 01, 2016 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today plans to expand its presence in Louisiana. Steve Bielewicz, senior director of franchise development, will be at the Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on August 6-8 to meet with prospective franchisees. Captain D’s currently has seven restaurants located throughout the state, with a new corporate location slated to open in Denham Springs at the end of this year.
The company just released its second quarter success, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase and achieving its 19th consecutive quarter of positive growth. Captain D’s efforts in Louisiana are part of the brand’s overall franchise expansion plans this year, with a goal to open 17 restaurants by the end of 2016.
“Captain D’s has been experiencing tremendous growth this year, with a handful of new restaurant openings and franchise agreements to bring Captain D’s to cities nationwide,” said Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer at Captain D’s. “In addition to the corporate growth we have planned over the next several years, we’re also seeking qualified candidates in Louisiana to expand the company’s presence to help us reach our long-term goal of opening 15-20 new Captain D’s locations in the market.”
Those interested in developing Captain D’s restaurants in Louisiana are encouraged to contact Steve Bielewicz, senior director of franchise development at (480) 390-3053 to discuss opportunities. Bielewicz will be at booth 507 at the Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on August 6-7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and August 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd.
With 512 restaurants in 21 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. The company is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.captaindsfranchising.com or call 800-550-4877.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has 512 restaurants in 21 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 47 years. Captain D’s serves a wide 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, surf and turf, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D's favorite. For more information, please visit www.captainds.com.
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