Captain D’s Kicks Off 2021 Development With Opening of 10th Memphis Location and Home State Expansion
Restaurant Industry Veteran Continues Fast Casual Seafood Restaurant’s Tennessee Growth
February 01, 2021 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Captain D’s announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Memphis, Tennessee. Located at 9607 Highway 64, the new restaurant marks Captain D’s 10th Memphis location and 74th overall in the brand’s home state of Tennessee. Throughout 2020, Captain D’s continued to prioritize its development in the Southeast, opening new locations in Oak Grove, Kentucky; Shreveport, Louisiana; Palatka, Florida, and Lancaster, South Carolina, and will continue with its development plans in the new year starting with the Memphis opening.
Driving Captain D’s Tennessee expansion is multi-unit franchisee and restaurant industry veteran, Joe Springer, operating partner of Nufish, LLC. With nearly two decades of restaurant experience, Springer has become one of Captain D’s largest multi-unit franchisees since first signing on with the brand in 2009. Over the course of 12 years, Nufish has grown Captain D’s presence throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, with the new Memphis restaurant marking the operating group’s 19th location.
“I’ve spent over a decade of my career as a Captain D’s multi-unit franchisee and each year I am even more blown away by the ample support that the brand provides us. Coming off of 2020, Captain D’s proved to its operators that it is an unshakable legacy brand with a sustainable and trusted franchise model,” said Joe Springer. “It is an honor to kick off Captain D’s 2021 development with a fresh start and continue to grow alongside the brand in Memphis, a community Nufish has been dedicated to serving since we first joined Captain D’s in 2009.”
Since the first Captain D’s restaurant opened in Nashville in 1969, the Southeast has remained a key region for the brand’s long-term growth. Building upon the brand’s foundation established in the Southeast, Captain D’s pushed into neighboring regions such as the Midwest, expanding across Michigan, Illinois and Missouri just last year.
“Multi-unit owners and operators like the group at Nufish have been an integral part of our sustained success and growth, even in the most trying of times for the restaurant industry. We value the synergetic relationship we have with our trusted franchisees and, therefore, will continue to help fuel their success in whatever capacity we can moving into this new year,” said Brad Reed, chief development officer of Captain D’s.
In compliance with Tennessee’s state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures, the Memphis Captain D’s restaurant is open for drive-thru, carry-out, and call ahead ordering with contactless curbside pick-up. The dining room will remain closed for the immediate future to ensure the safety of guests and team members. Online ordering at Captain D’s, as well as third-party delivery will be available at a later date. Additionally, Captain D’s has enhanced its standard employee food safety protocol to now include single-use dining items, employee health screenings, sanitation procedures deployed every 30 minutes, the installment of plexiglass barriers between guests and cashiers, among other measures.
The Captain D’s in Memphis is open Sunday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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