Captain D’s Plans Growth for Tampa Bay and Central Florida

Captain D's is the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurant and was named the #1 seafood chain in the QSR 50. They are growing their brand with new locations in Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Mississippi and No. Carolina. What do they have planned for Florida?


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Captain D’s announced its plans for continued development in Florida, specifically in the greater Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas, targeting Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton and Orlando.


Captain D’s aggressive development plans for Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas are driven by the success it has experienced statewide in the first half of 2019.


“Brad Reed, chief development officer of Captain D’s. stated, “With seafood being such a unique proposition in fast casual and Captain D’s being the leader of the segment, there’s a tremendous business opportunity for experienced operators looking to diversify and/or be part of our ongoing growth in Florida.”


In addition to its targeted growth in Florida, Captain D’s has opened nine new restaurants, year to date.


Captain D’s signed four franchise development agreements to open more than 25 new locations in markets including Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia over the next several years.


Captain D’s has more than 530 restaurants in 22 states and plans for a total of 540 locations nationwide by the end of 2019.


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