Captain D’s announced the opening of its newest franchised location in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Located at 811 S. Jefferson Ave., the new restaurant marks Captain D’s second Texas opening this year, following the debut of a new restaurant in Bonham in May, and is the brand’s 18th location overall in the state. Spearheading Captain D’s recent Texas expansion is multi-unit franchisee, Sajib Singha of Bonham Foods, LLC. A restaurant industry veteran, Singha has nearly two decades of experience owning and operating brands like Dairy Queen, Golden Chick, and Schlotzsky’s, in addition to serving as an operations manager for Yum! Brands. Since adding Captain D’s to his impressive portfolio of franchise concepts, Singha has accelerated his growth with the fast casual seafood leader, with his Mount Pleasant location opening just four months after the opening his first location in Bonham.
“I officially added Captain D’s to my portfolio of franchise concepts with the opening of my first location in Bonham this May. Despite opening that restaurant during the thick of the pandemic, it has performed tremendously well and been well-received by the Bonham community, which has only reinforced my confidence as I open my second restaurant in Mount Pleasant,” says Singha. “Going into this venture, I already knew that Captain D’s was the perfect brand to help me meet my franchise development goals, but it has continued to exceed my expectations with its industry leadership and ongoing support. It has been a pleasure to grow alongside the brand.”
In compliance with Texas’ state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures, the Mount Pleasant Captain D’s restaurant is open for drive-thru, carry-out, and call ahead ordering with contactless curbside pick-up only; the dining room will remain closed for the immediate future to help ensure the safety of guests and team members. Online ordering at captainds.com, as well as third-party delivery will be available at a later date. Additionally, Captain D’s has enhanced its standard employee food safety protocol to now include single-use dining items, sanitation procedures deployed every 30 minutes, the installment of plexiglass barriers between guests and cashiers, employee health screenings, among other measures.
Captain D’s continues to attract high-caliber multi-unit franchisees with its unique seafood proposition, segment-leading AUVs and flexible prototype options that help to fuel the brand’s growth and success. In addition to its ongoing Southeast expansion in states like Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Kentucky, Captain D’s has continuously identified Texas as a key state for franchise growth. Following the opening of a new location in Burnet just last year, the back-to-back Bonham and Mount Pleasant openings continue a string of development throughout the state. Beyond the Southeast region and Texas, Captain D’s is also targeting growth throughout the Midwest, and will open a new restaurant in Doniphan, Missouri later this year.
“A strong support system is paramount to any franchise brand’s long-term success and that has always been a priority for us at Captain D’s. Ensuring that our franchisees feel heard and represented is of the utmost importance to us because it has helped to build a solid foundation of mutual trust and respect with each of our operators,” says Brad Reed, chief development officer of Captain D’s. “Sajib’s rapid development with our brand is a testament to the dedication that we have to all of our franchisees and we’re honored that he has chosen to continue growing alongside us in confidence during this unprecedented time in our industry.”