Captain D’s announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Located at 1151 E. Main St., the Lincolnton restaurant marks Captain D’s 26th restaurant in the state as the brand quickly accelerates its growth across the Southeast. Leading Captain D’s North Carolina expansion is Shawn Eby, founder and chief executive officer of Goalz Restaurant Group. This March, Eby opened his first Captain D’s restaurant in Pooler, Georgia and is set to expand in Lincolnton and beyond, with plans to debut locations in Lancaster, South Carolina and Shelbyville, Kentucky later this year.
“We have tremendous momentum going now with our first two Captain D’s restaurants open and two more in the pipeline slated to open before the end of the year. This has been made possible by having such a supportive franchisor like Captain D’s helping to guide us as we set out to achieve our growth goals,” says Eby. “Having our expansion plans align with brand’s targeted Southeast growth makes for a powerful relationship and we’re looking forward to being a part of the Lincolnton community, serving Captain D’s high-quality seafood in a welcoming atmosphere.”
Goalz Restaurant Group, a Cheyenne, Wyoming-based multi-unit restaurant franchise operator, signed its first development agreement with Captain D’s in 2017. With Eby at the helm, Goalz owns and operates Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Dog Haus and Church’s Chicken restaurants across the Southeast and Midwest. Eby’s rapid development with Captain D’s is a result of the brand’s accelerated growth efforts throughout the Southeast.
Captain D’s has achieved outstanding success 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 Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan and Oklahoma.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has more than 530 restaurants in 22 states.