The country’s leading seafood franchise, Captain D’s, is kicking off 2022 with big plans for the new year. It was recently announced that Captain D’s is set to open 14 new locations by mid-year, cementing its reputation as a top restaurant franchise. Strong franchise development interest from both new and existing franchisees can be attributed to market-smart real estate opportunities, strong sales performance and a growing AUV.
A Top Restaurant Franchise on a Mission
As Captain D’s fulfills its mission of expansion in the upcoming year, you’ll see new locations in states including Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Tennessee. Not only will Captain D’s be testing out their new “Express” prototypes, featuring a drive-thru only model, but they’ll also continue to successfully convert vacant restaurant properties into booming Captain D’s locations.
“The team at Captain D’s has been hard at work, securing real estate opportunities in thriving markets and setting up franchisees for success to join or expand with us,” said Brad Reed, chief development officer for Captain D’s. “There is a growing momentum that we’re leaning into, and it’s rewarding to see both our company-owned stores and our franchisees benefit from our best-in-class support, unique niche in the fast casual space and flexible restaurant prototypes. We look forward to celebrating this success throughout the upcoming year as we open more restaurants, enter new markets and take the brand to increasing heights.”
It’s not that surprising that this seafood franchise has big plans for 2022, given the success they had in 2021. Last year, Captain D’s saw 16 new agreements, developing 40 locations in key markets around the United States. Almost half of those agreements were existing franchisees. What’s more? In 2021, Captain D’s saw its first double drive-thru in Tupelo, Mississippi, and its first location in the Chicago metro area.
Continuing the Top Restaurant Franchise Reputation
Those in the restaurant franchising world are no stranger to hearing about the continued success of Captain D’s as the leading seafood franchise. Consistently recognized in Entrepreneur magazine, Captain D’s has ranked among the Franchise 500 for the past three years in a row. With 540 restaurants in 23 states, the franchise has received other recognitions, including Franchise Times’ Top 200 and Franchise Business Review’s Best Franchise Opportunities to Buy.
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