Captain D's LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today plans to expand its presence in North Carolina. Jennifer Benjamin, director of franchise development for Captain D's, will be at the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo inRaleigh on August 29 and 30 to meet with prospective franchisees. The company currently has 27 restaurants located throughout the state of North Carolina and is targeting Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Greensboro to further expand its presence in the state.
Captain D's aggressive growth plans for North Carolina are part of the brand's overall franchise development plans for this year. This expansion is part of Captain D's ongoing success, with the second quarter of 2016 signifying the company's 19th consecutive quarter of system-wide growth, generating a 3.1 percent system-wide same store sales increase for franchisees.
"North Carolina is home to a thriving business community chock-full of potential. With our restaurants in the state performing well, we also see a lot of added opportunity for growth, and we know now is the time to build on this momentum and move full steam ahead to grow our presence in the region," said Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer for Captain D's. "In the past several years, Captain D's has consistently experienced tremendous growth and established itself as a leader in the fast casual industry. We encourage qualified and experienced franchise candidates interested in joining a nationally recognized brand with a proven record of success to visit us during the upcoming North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo."
Fueling the company's compounding success is its ongoing menu innovation and new restaurant beach design. To date, 50 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brand's new vibrant, coastal design, with another 50 locations to be remodeled by the end of this year.