Captain D's Largest Franchisee Adds 39th Restaurant To Expanding Portfolio
Multi-unit operator Trident Holdings, LLC, has just opened its newest Captain D's location, this time in Shreveport, Louisiana. The company's partners Chris Benner, Tim Stokes, and Ed Stokes are the largest Captain D's franchisees in the system and now have 39 locations open across 9 states.
In 2018, the operators reinvested with the fast casual seafood brand, signing an agreement to acquire eight existing Captain D's locations, as well as develop 10 new locations in states like Mississippi and Georgia. The partners kicked off their string of new development with the opening of their Lewisburg, Tennessee Captain D's in December 2019 and, in addition to their new Shreveport restaurant, will open another Captain D's in Oak Grove, Kentucky this September.
"Just five years ago, Ed, Tim, and I began our journey as Captain D's franchisees, and we're fortunate to have grown alongside this brand as its largest multi-unit operators in such a short amount of time," said Benner. "A main reason why we chose Captain D's and have remained loyal to the brand is because of its best-in-class franchisee support and training programs, which not only positioned us for immediate success but helped us sustain our growth as we scaled and expanded across the Southeast, even during this challenging time in the industry. In return, we've always enjoyed bringing that same mentality into our own restaurants, and serving the warm, welcoming hospitality Captain D's is known for. We're thrilled to bring a brand we love to the Shreveport community and serve the local residents here."
For now their new Captain D's is opening with drive-thru, carry-out, online ordering, and call ahead ordering with curbside delivery; the dining room will remain closed for the immediate future to help ensure the safety of guests and team members. Meanwhile, Captain D's has enhanced its standard employee food safety protocol to now include single-use dining items, sanitation procedures deployed every 30 minutes, and the installment of plexiglass barriers between guests and cashiers.
Captain D's is a fast-casual seafood brand headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and has more than 530 restaurants in 23 states.
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