NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain D's LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today plans to expand its presence in North Carolina. Jennifer Benjamin, director of franchise development for Captain D's, will be at the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo in Raleigh on August 29 and 30 to meet with prospective franchisees. The company currently has 27 restaurants located throughout the state of North Carolina and is targeting Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Greensboro to further expand its presence in the state.
Captain D's aggressive growth plans for North Carolina are part of the brand's overall franchise development plans for this year. This expansion is part of Captain D's ongoing success, with the second quarter of 2016 signifying the company's 19th consecutive quarter of system-wide growth, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase for franchisees.
"North Carolina is home to a thriving business community chock-full of potential. With our restaurants in the state performing well, we also see a lot of added opportunity for growth, and we know now is the time to build on this momentum and move full steam ahead to grow our presence in the region," said Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer for Captain D's. "In the past several years, Captain D's has consistently experienced tremendous growth and established itself as a leader in the fast casual industry. We encourage qualified and experienced franchise candidates interested in joining a nationally recognized brand with a proven record of success to visit us during the upcoming North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo."
Fueling the company's compounding success is its ongoing menu innovation and new restaurant beach design. To date, 50 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brand's new vibrant, coastal design, with another 50 locations to be remodeled by the end of this year.
Those interested in developing Captain D's restaurants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Benjamin, director of franchise development, at (678) 779-1789 to discuss opportunities. Benjamin will be at booth 800 at the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo on August 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and August 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St.
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.
ABOUT CAPTAIN D'S
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 47 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 to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, surf and turf, 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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