Captain D’s, a leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced the opening of its newest franchised location in Dallas. The new restaurant is the brand’s 13th location in the state and marks Captain D’s continued development in Texas, with two additional locations to open this summer in Houston and Garland. Located at 6216 Retail Road, the Dallas restaurant will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony today at 10 a.m.
The new Captain D’s in Dallas is owned by International Restaurant Group, and is the first of three locations the group plans to develop in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The restaurant is 2,373 square feet, with a drive-thru, and showcases the brand’s most recent beach design. With the opening of this new location, Captain D’s has created 40 new jobs in the Dallas community. Additionally, International Restaurant Group signed a multi-unit agreement to bring five restaurants to San Antonio over the next several years, further driving the brand’s rapid expansion throughout Texas.
“We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to partner with brands we believe in, and Captain D’s simply stands out from the rest. The ongoing success the company has experienced year after year is rare in the restaurant industry today, and we are thrilled to partner with a leader that has been in business for nearly 50 years and understands what it takes to cultivate a quality foodservice concept,” says Syed Raza Ali, Captain D’s franchisee and chief executive officer of International Restaurant Group. “There’s tremendous opportunity for Captain D’s in Texas, and we’re confident that the brand’s freshly prepared, affordable seafood will resonate with the state’s residents just as it has for consumers nationwide.”
The opening of the new restaurant in Dallas furthers the success Captain D’s experienced in 2016, as the brand achieved its sixth consecutive year of same store sales increases and fourth successive year of record high system-wide average unit volume (AUV). This ongoing success has propelled Captain D’s franchise expansion, with agreements signed to open an additional 25 new restaurants this year in states across the country including Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Virginia.
Coupled with its ongoing menu innovation, Captain D’s credits its new restaurant beach design with contributing to the brand’s ongoing strong performance. To date, nearly 60 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. With these efforts, Captain D’s has remained true to what it does best — serving high-quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price in a welcoming atmosphere.
With 517 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.