Captain D’s Grows Presence in Central Florida With New Orlando Restaurant
Fast Casual Seafood Leader Opens 28th Location in Florida
January 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Orlando, Florida. Located at 5850 S. Orange Blossom Trail, the new restaurant marks Captain D’s 28th location in the state and comes on the heels of the success the brand experienced in 2018, with more than a dozen new restaurants opened and 10 development agreements signed. This surge in franchise growth is fueled by Captain D’s compounding success and the rollout of its new royalty incentive program last year.
The Orlando Captain D’s is owned and operated by first-time Captain D’s franchisee, Amin Gulamali. Successfully operating various Choice Hotels and convenience stores throughout the greater Orlando area, Amin is utilizing his extensive management experience to transition into the restaurant industry and plans to open two additional Captain D’s locations in the Orlando metro area over the next few years.
“Since signing my franchise agreement with Captain D’s in 2016, the excitement around the greater Orlando area has continued to grow,” said Gulamali. “Captain D’s innovative menu items and welcoming dining experience are in high demand and I’m thrilled to be entering the restaurant industry with a concept that is loved by so many. I look forward to serving the residents of Orlando for years to come and know the brand will soon be a household favorite in the community.”
Captain D’s ongoing growth in Florida further signifies the outstanding success the brand has achieved over the past several years, which has fueled a surge in franchise and corporate development. Throughout the past year, the company has opened more than a dozen new locations and inked numerous franchise development agreements to open new restaurants in states like Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan and Oklahoma.
Coupled with its ongoing menu innovation, Captain D’s credits its new restaurant beach design with contributing to the brand’s ongoing strong performance. To date, nearly 80 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brand’s new vibrant, coastal design. 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 more than 530 restaurants in 22 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.
About Captain D’s
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has more than 530 restaurants in 22 states. 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 50 years. Captain D’s serves a wide variety of seafood that includes freshly prepared entrees and the company’s signature batter dipped fish. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled items such as shrimp, Tilapia and Salmon, 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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