Captain D's Seeks Franchise Candidates in the Carolinas to Open Restaurants

Fast Casual Brand Plans Aggressive Expansion Throughout North and South Carolina

April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D's, the leading national fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today plans to expand its presence in the Carolinas including Charlotte, N.C. The company currently has 27 Captain D's restaurants located throughout the state with twelve currently in the Charlotte market.

As part of Captain D's expansion plan this announcement comes on the heels of unprecedented growth for the brand in 2014. Captain D's closed the year by reporting a 4.1 percent system-wide same-store sales increase, marking the company's fourth consecutive year of same-store sales 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 the Carolinas are encouraged to contact Mark Levis, senior director of franchise development at (615) 603-8373 or (615) 231-2006 to discuss opportunities. Levis will be hosting an open house to meet with interested franchisees on Monday, May 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte University Place located at 8629 JM Keynes Drive.

"We are seeking qualified and experienced franchise candidates in the Carolinas to expand our brand's presence," said Mark Levis, senior director of franchise development for Captain D's. "As a member of the D's team, franchisees become part of a nationally recognized brand that has been in operation for 45 years, and just last year, we achieved phenomenal results that catapulted us to the half a billion in system-wide sales mark. We invite those interested in owning their own restaurant to learn more about franchising with Captain D's."

With 513 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 and new restaurants are averaging $1.6 million in sales. Captain D's recently unveiled a new design featuring a vibrant coastal atmosphere and upgraded the dining experience with plate ware and silverware. A revamped menu was also launched, featuring better-for-you, fire-grilled options like Tilapia, Surf and Turf, Wild Alaskan Salmon and Shrimp Skewers, made possible from the recent installation of the new grilling system, which is proprietary to Captain D's and has flames from both the bottom and the top to ensure quality and quick grilling. 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.

Additionally, Captain D's recently unveiled a new design featuring a vibrant coastal atmosphere and upgraded the dining experience with plateware and silverware. A revamped menu was also launched, featuring better-for-you, fire-grilled options like Tilapia, Surf and Turf, Wild Alaskan Salmon and Shrimp Skewers, made possible from the recent installation of the new grilling system, which is proprietary to Captain D's and has flames from both the bottom and the top to ensure quality and quick grilling. 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 the Carolinas. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.captaindsfranchising.com/northcarolina/ or call 800-550-4877.

About Captain D's 

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D's has 513 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 www.captainds.com.

SOURCE Captain D's

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