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Franchise Gator Names Captain D’s a Top Investment for 2017

Posted Feb 28th, 2017

Leading industry website includes Captain D’s seafood franchise on its latest prestigious list

seafood franchise gator Captain D’s seafood franchise ranks among the top brands to join for this new year, according to a leading voice in the franchising industry. Franchise Gator, one of the largest directories of franchise and business opportunities on the Internet, has ranked Captain D’s 36th on its Top 100 Franchises of 2017 list.

The Franchise Gator Top 100 list is one of the most prestigious honors in franchising, and ranking on the list signifies that a franchise opportunity scored well on assessments designed “to measure the quality of a franchise system over time,” according to Franchise Gator. The Captain D’s ranking indicates Franchise Gator’s belief that our seafood restaurant franchise is strong.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by Franchise Gator as a top franchise for 2017,” says Captain D’s Chief Development Officer Michael Arrowsmith. “Last year was one of tremendous growth — with 38 new locations either open or scheduled to open — and we are excited to continue that momentum into 2017. This ranking further reinforces the high quality of the Captain D’s brand that’s successfully tapped into a high-demand market for quality seafood. We anticipate another recording-breaking year of growth as more and more people discover our time-tested brand.”

Franchise Gator ranking reflects strong year of growth in 2016 for Captain D’s

With more than 500 restaurants in 21 states, Captain D’s high quality products, warm hospitality and unwavering commitment to innovation have driven our seafood franchise to the top of the QSR 50. The chain just posted 21 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth and the sixth consecutive year of positive growth. A legacy brand with an iconic identity and a multi-generational customer base, Captain D’s newly designed restaurants and innovative menu additions continue to drive a sales boom and attract new legions of loyal customers every day.

“The Top 100 ranking is meant to help individuals who are looking to buy a franchise identify and limit potential risks,” said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. “We also know that a lot of the top-ranked franchises on other ranking lists either have limited availability or require a large, multi-million dollar investment that is not realistic for most prospective franchisees. We want to spotlight brands with strong growth potential and a solid offering that are great opportunities for the everyday franchise buyer.”

Learn more about Captain D’s

Captain D’s is an iconic brand that enjoys remarkable customer goodwill and loyalty, with tremendous room to grow in markets across the country. There’s never been a better time to join Captain D’s.

For in-depth details about the Captain D’s franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages or calling 866-955-1792.

  • #1

    We're the number one seafood franchise in America

  • 500+

    Captain D's is the fast-casual seafood leader with restaurants in 21 states

  • 6

    6 Consecutive years of same store sales increases

  • $1.4M

    New stores are averaging $1.4 million in annual sales. 2016 marked our 6th consecutive year of same-store sales growth

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