May 09, 2016 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced its newest location in Boiling Springs, S.C., has officially opened today. Located at 4004 Boiling Springs Road, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on May 12 at 9 a.m. with members of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Fueled by the company’s aggressive expansion plans for South Carolina, this restaurant is the brand’s second new location in the Spartanburg area in the past six months, the first of which was opened in November of last year.
The new Boiling Springs restaurant is corporately owned and operated, and marks Captain D’s second ground-up restaurant in the Upstate since the early 1990’s. The 3,567 square feet Boiling Springs restaurant will showcase Captain D’s remodeled beach design, as well as a drive-through, and will employ 20-25 people. A ribbon cutting celebration is planned with the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 9 a.m. on May 12. John Kimbrell, executive vice president; Audrey Sperry, director of member experiences; and Shea Steller, marketing and design strategist, from the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance along with Tim O’Leary and Aric Long, the Captain D’s director of operations and area director, respectively.
“We finally brought Captain D’s back to the Upstate last year, and were greeted by enthusiasm and a passionate following from the local Spartanburg community. We are thrilled to announce the opening of our second location in the area,” said Michael Arrowsmith, Captain D’s chief development officer. “In the past few years, our brand has experienced tremendous growth and success ignited by our ongoing menu innovation and commitment to delivering a top-notch dining experience for our guests that’s unparalleled in the fast casual segment. We’re excited that leveraging our recent success has allowed us to re-enter and grow in areas like Spartanburg, and look forward to continuing to strengthen the brand’s presence nationwide.”
Following the Boiling Springs opening, Captain D’s will be continuing its ongoing expansion in South Carolina with its next corporate location in Easley, which is expected to open later this summer. The company’s growth in the Upstate comes on the heels of the outstanding success it experienced in 2015, closing the record-breaking year with a surge in franchise development and a 4.3 percent system-wide same-store sales increase for the entire fiscal year, marking its seventeenth consecutive quarter and fifth consecutive year of positive growth.
With 517 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 fire-grilled items to satisfy guests’ desire for lower calorie options, 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. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.captaindsfranchising.com or call 800-550-4877.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has 517 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.
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