Captain D's

FROM THE FLOOR: Fast Casual is Talk of the Town

Fast-casual exectuives discuss the booming category during a panel at the National Restaurant Association's annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

 

Fast casual continues to be the hottest segment of the restaurant industry, so there’s no surprise that it’s drawing plenty of attention during the National Restaurant Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Sun Capital Completes Sale of Captain D's

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, announced that an affiliate has completed the sale of Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant, a seafood quick-service concept. The business was acquired by Centre Partners, and terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Sun Capital Sells Investment in Captain D’s Seafood

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, announced that an affiliate has signed an agreement to sell its investment in Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant, a seafood quick service restaurant, to Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

The Face of Leadership

What do Phil Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Branson have in common? In addition to being well-known personalities and powerful figures in their respective fields, all three have built unprecedented personal leadership brands that transcend their professions and, in some cases, precede their reputations.

Personal leadership branding is just as important in the quick-service restaurant industry as it is for those in the sports, entertainment, and travel sectors, largely due to the direct correlation the public makes between a CEO and his or her brand.

Captain D's Celebrates 23 Months of Sales Growth

Captain D’s continued its record setting performance in the second quarter of 2013. Posting yet another quarter of positive same store sales increases, the 520-unit fast casual seafood chain has now marked 23 consecutive months of compounding sales growth.

 

All Aboard! Captain D's Lands Two New Exec Team Members

On the heels of a highly successful turnaround and brand rejuvenation posting 20 consecutive periods of positive same-store sales increases, Captain D’s –a Nashville, Tennessee–based, 520-plus-unit fast-casual seafood chain—continues to reinvent the brand by welcoming new leadership into the mix.

To take on the role of chief development officer (CDO), the brand has hired franchise veteran and former senior vice president of development at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Michael Arrowsmith.

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