July 27, 2016 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today its newest franchised restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida is officially open. Located at 2833 North Monroe, this new restaurant marks the brand’s 28th location in the state, and the first location for the franchisees.
The new restaurant is owned and operated by first-time Captain D’s franchisees David and Jamie Yates, who are both graduates of Florida State University. Prior to purchasing their franchise, the Yates were pharmacy owners and decided to pursue a career in franchising after being introduced to the Captain D’s brand and seeing the potential for success. The couple plans to open several additional restaurants across the Florida Panhandle over the next few years.
“We know there is immense potential in the restaurant industry and although we considered franchising with several different brands, once we found Captain D’s we knew it was the right fit. The company has an outstanding management team and support system for its franchise network, and we love the direction the brand is heading in with its new healthier menu items and its revamped look,” said David Yates, Captain D’s franchisee. “As Florida State University alumni, we could not be more excited to return to Tallahassee, a city we both know and love, and look forward to welcoming residents into our new restaurant and delivering a top-notch dining experience.”
The second quarter of 2016 marked Captain D’s 19th consecutive quarter of system-wide growth, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase, along with a surge of new franchise and corporate growth. Coupled with its ongoing menu innovation, Captain D’s credits its new restaurant beach design with contributing to the brand’s compounding success. To date, 50 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brands new vibrant, coastal design, with another 50 locations to be remodeled by the end of this year. 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 in a welcoming atmosphere.
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 more than 46 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. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled items such as shrimp, and surf and turf, as well as 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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