Houston-Based Operator Adding More Captain D’s

Michael Knobelock has been a business and franchise force operating out of Houston for years now. The multi-unit and multi-brand operator is busy starting the new year off by opening the first of four Captain D’s location he’s adding to his portfolio.

Knobelock, who already owns 2 Captain D’s locations in Mississippi, also operates 43 Church’s Chicken and 20 Little Caesars franchises throughout the country. His newest Captain D’s location is a conversion of a former Church’s Chicken restaurant and marks Captain D’s 14th location in Texas.

“I’ve loved Captain D’s since I was a kid, so it was one of the first brands I looked at when I decided to diversify my portfolio. The brand’s evolution over the past several years has solidified its position as an industry leader, and it was obvious to me that the compounding success it’s achieved is a direct reflection of its unwavering commitment to its guests, franchisees and product innovation,” said Knobelock. “The success of my existing locations in Mississippi has fueled my desire to grow with Captain D’s, and I look forward to being a part of the company’s ongoing expansion efforts in Houston.”

Captain D’s is based in Nashville, Tenn., and now has 532 restaurants in 21 states. Last year the brand opened more than 20 new locations and has numerous development agreements to open new restaurants in key markets nationwide, including Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Virginia.

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