Published On: Thu, Dec 19th, 2019

New Captain D’s fast casual seafood restaurant opens in Lewisburg, TN

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US fast casual seafood restaurant chain Captain D’s has opened its newest franchise location in Lewisburg, Tennessee, as per the latest restaurant industry news.

The new restaurant, which is located at 1200 North Ellington Parkway, is the 72nd location for Captain D’s in Tennessee, which is also its home state.  The fast casual seafood restaurant chain said that the new location reinforces its continued focus on Southeastern development.

The Lewisburg location has been opened following a recent agreement signed by Trident Holdings, consisting of Chris Benner and Tim Stokes, through which the duo purchased eight corporate-owned Captain D’s locations in Mississippi with plans to develop 10 new fast casual seafood restaurants under the brand throughout the state, and also in major Southeast target markets such as Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia.

Brad Reed – chief development officer of Captain D’s said: “At Captain D’s, we prioritize our franchisees and boast the best-in-class franchisee support system. The continued growth and success of trusted franchisees like Trident Holdings further validates our efforts as we grow our brand.

“Chris and Tim have been dedicated to the company since day one and their continued focus exemplifies the unlimited potential our franchisees can obtain in our system and in this segment. The future is bright as we kick off 2020 with two new franchise development agreements signed for development across Southern Florida and Southeast Georgia.”

Captain D's fast casual seafood restaurant in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia

Captain D’s fast casual seafood restaurant in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera/Wikipedia.org.

Trident Holdings, which signed its first agreement with Captain D’s in 2015, has gone on to become the largest franchisee of the brand. Currently,  Trident Holdings operates more than 30 Captain D’s fast casual seafood restaurants in seven states.

Going forward, the Trident Holdings team will look to continue expanding its Captain D’s network while branching out with the the latter’s sister company, Grandy’s, a Southern-style quick service concept, including 10 units in the pipeline starting in Nashville.

Chris Benner said: “Our rapid growth with Captain D’s is a true testament to the exceptional corporate support system the brand offers franchisees. In a segment dominated by burger and chicken concepts, Captain D’s high-quality, affordable seafood products resonate with consumers, which is why it’s one of the best opportunities in franchising today.

“Our incredible experience with the company to date made it a no-brainer to further our development with Captain D’s sister brand Grandy’s, and we look forward to being a part of the concept’s growth across the Southeast region.”

Captain D’s boasts of more than 530 restaurants in 22 states across the US.

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