Captain D's, the leading national fast casual seafood restaurant, announces plans to expand its presence in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, North Carolina. The company has 27 Captain D's restaurants located throughout the state with twelve in the Charlotte market.
As part of Captain D's expansion plan, this announcement comes on the heels of unprecedented growth for the brand in 2014. Captain D's closed the year by reporting a 4.1 percent system-wide same-store sales increase, marking the company's fourth consecutive year of same-store sales growth. Captain D's attributes the company's success to its ongoing menu innovation and new restaurant design.
"We are seeking qualified and experienced franchise candidates in the Carolinas to expand our brand's presence," says Mark Levis, senior director of franchise development for Captain D's. "As a member of the D's team, franchisees become part of a nationally recognized brand that has been in operation for 45 years, and just last year, we achieved phenomenal results that catapulted us to the half a billion in system-wide sales mark. We invite those interested in owning their own restaurant to learn more about franchising with Captain D's."
With 513 restaurants in 26 states, Captain D's is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume and new restaurants are averaging $1.6 million in sales. Captain D's recently unveiled a new design featuring a vibrant coastal atmosphere and upgraded the dining experience with plateware and silverware. A revamped menu was also launched, featuring better-for-you, fire-grilled options like Tilapia, Surf and Turf, Wild Alaskan Salmon, and Shrimp Skewers, made possible from the recent installation of the new grilling system, which is proprietary to Captain D's and has flames from both the bottom and the top to ensure quality and quick grilling.