Fast casual seafood leader continues momentum in the second quarter
Nashville, TN (RestaurantNews.com) Captain D’s announced today it is continuing a strong sales momentum in 2016, closing out the second quarter of the year with its 19th consecutive quarter of positive growth, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase. The leading fast casual seafood restaurant chain is also experiencing a surge of new franchise and corporate growth.
“Our talented franchisees and company operators are the backbone of Captain D’s, and their dedication to our passionate guest-centric culture has been a driving force behind our company’s year-after-year compounding success. We are also highly enthused about the strong success that our new restaurants openings are experiencing,” said Phil Greifeld, chief executive officer and president of Captain D’s. “At D’s, our success is driven by our team’s dedication to innovation and continually evolving our brand while staying true to our guest-centric roots. We are thrilled by the consistent growth we’ve experienced as a result.”
During quarter two, Captain D’s promoted new LTO items such as D’s Jumbo Coconut Shrimp as well as summer-themed fan favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Pickles. The company also launched a new TV campaign that plays on the history of the brand with a look at “Who was Captain D?” The commercials have been met with resounding favorability among guests as they are eager to see what the next “legendary” story of Captain D will be.
Coupled with its ongoing menu innovation, Captain D’s credits its new restaurant beach design with contributing to the brand’s compounding success. To date, 50 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brands new vibrant, coastal design, with another 50 locations to be remodeled by the end of this year. With these efforts, Captain D’s has remained true to what it does best — serving high-quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price in a welcoming atmosphere.
With 514 restaurants in 21 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. The company is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.captaindsfranchising.com or call 800-550-4877.
About Captain D’s
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has 514 restaurants in 21 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D’s is the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant and was named the #1 seafood chain in the QSR 50, ranked by AUV. Founded in 1969, Captain D’s has been offering its customers high-quality seafood at reasonable prices in a welcoming atmosphere for 45 years. Captain D’s serves a widely variety of seafood that includes freshly prepared entrees and the company’s signature hand-battered fish, which is cooked to order to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, surf and turf, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D’s favorite. For more information, please visit www.captainds.com.