Fast-casual seafood brand Captain D’s has developed a new restaurant prototype with a significantly smaller footprint than its traditional models. The brand’s first new ‘Express’ location will be opened by multi-unit operator Anil Dossani. The restaurant is projected to open in the Atlanta area by the second quarter of 2021.
Dossani signed a development agreement with the brand earlier this year and will open two more Express units in the Atlanta metro area in the coming years. Dossani operates two other locations in Acworth and Norcross, Georgia, and has been a Captain D’s franchisee since 2018.
“Since joining Captain D’s only two years ago, Ali and I have been eager to continue growing with the brand given the tremendous success we’ve achieved with our first two locations that we opened within a year of each other. When we learned that there was an opportunity to bring the brand into the metro area of Atlanta and grow our market share, we jumped at the chance,” said Dossani. “Captain D’s has been an incredible franchisor, providing us with unparalleled support since we signed our first agreement; we couldn’t be more thrilled to further develop our portfolio and bring the first Express locations to the greater Atlanta area.”
Captain D’s has invested in real estate innovation, developing a robust lineup of restaurant prototypes – ranging from a 22-seater to a 62-seater – designed to adapt to the increasingly competitive real estate market, as well as provide franchisees with flexibility and substantial cost savings. The Express model features an average footprint of 960 square feet and comes complete with a drive-thru and walk-up windows for ordering and picking up; there are no indoor dining rooms.
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