Captain D’s, a leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, announced plans to expand its presence in Louisiana. Steve Bielewicz, senior director of franchise development, will be at the Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on August 6 to August 8 to meet with prospective franchisees. Captain D’s currently has seven restaurants located throughout the state, with a new corporate location slated to open in Denham Springs at the end of this year.
The company just released its second quarter success, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase and achieving its 19th consecutive quarter of positive growth. Captain D’s efforts in Louisiana are part of the brand’s overall franchise expansion plans this year, with a goal to open 17 restaurants by the end of 2016.
“Captain D’s has been experiencing tremendous growth this year, with a handful of new restaurant openings and franchise agreements to bring Captain D’s to cities nationwide,” says Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer at Captain D’s. “In addition to the corporate growth we have planned over the next several years, we’re also seeking qualified candidates in Louisiana to expand the company’s presence to help us reach our long-term goal of opening 15 to 20 new Captain D’s locations in the market.”
With 512 restaurants in 21 states, Captain D’s is the number one seafood franchise in the U.S. ranked by average unit volume, and the company is seeking single and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion.