Captain D's

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August 2013

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

It’s no secret to those in the quick-service industry that Captain D’s, a 520-unit seafood brand established in 1969, has been struggling for the better part of the last decade.

Something not as well known: how hard the brand has worked to save its sinking ship. And it appears...

The Super Bowl hype may have fizzled weeks ago, but for seafood companies, their Super Bowl season is just beginning, thanks to the start of the Lenten season.

With many customers abstaining from meat consumption, Lent can be a true goldmine for seafood brands and other chains that...

August 2012

Offer a Big Mac or a Quarter Pounder to casual McDonald’s customers, and they might shrug. But offer a Shamrock Shake or a McRib, and there’s a good chance they’ll salivate. These menu options have become hugely successful at the fast-food giant, despite being offered for only...

Captain D's successful turnaround and brand rejuvenation has continued through 2012. With 527 locations throughout the United States, the restaurant leader in the fast casual seafood segment produced a 7.3 percent increase in franchised restaurants and an 8.5 percent same-store sales...

TM Advertising, a Dallas-based agency, was chosen by Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen as its new agency of record. TM has been assigned to help Captain D’s reinvigorate its brand, and will work with the company’s leadership to develop brand positioning and communications strategy...

Captain D’s recently rolled out a new fish menu item that it claims is one of the biggest fish products in the quick-serve industry.

The 6-ounce Southern Style White Fish filet, which comes with two sides and hush puppies, debuted as one of the chain’s 4 for $4.99 meals.

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According to a recent study, the amount of seafood served in restaurants has been declining since 2008. The trend has left the seafood category scrambling to find innovative ways to draw consumers. 

The research from the NPD Group, a market research firm, reports there has been a 2...

Captain D’s rolled out a new line of sandwiches that it is hoping will increase traffic to the lunch daypart and appeal to a younger customer base.

The new sandwiches were released last week as a way to “access people who are not normal visitors to a Captain D’s,”...

February 2011

Michael Lippert is the newly appointed executive vice president of operations for Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen. As an industry veteran he knows that the time a leader initially joins an organization is exceptionally crucial to his success there. But it’s also the point when many basic...

Continuing the strengthening of Captain D's management team, Phil Greifeld, CEO and president of the company, announced the hiring of Janet Duckham as its vice president of purchasing. Duckham most recently served as the vice president of purchasing and distribution of Luby's Restaurants...

The recession helped to blur the line between the quick-serve and casual-dining segments, as price points and service techniques jumped the industry fence in the competition for diners’ dollars. But one full-service chain, Huddle House, decided that with its new...

David Head named president and CEO of casual-dining chain, effective September 1.
April 2010

If it wasn’t for the publicity, outsiders might not have known that Captain D’s was on the auction block, the result of a decision by private equity owners Sagittarius Brands Inc. to sell the brand late last year.

CEO David Head was working hard to...

Spokesman for seafood chain says that Sagittarius Brands' sale of Captain D's won't hurt momentum in 2010.