Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, has opened its newest franchised location in Johnson City, Tennessee and emphasizes Captain D’s aggressive development plans for Tennessee. There are currently 71 Captain D’s open in the state, with three additional locations slated to open before the end of the year in Cordova, Dayton and Smyrna.
The new restaurant is owned and operated by Edward and Chris Benner of Trident Holdings LLC, marking their 23rd Captain D’s location. The partners currently operate across five states and recently signed an additional agreement to develop three locations throughout Roanoke, Virginia.
“We began franchising with Captain D’s in 2015 and haven’t looked back since. The brand’s commitment to continually investing in its people, products and processes has established it as one of the best franchising opportunities in the industry today, and our success is a true testament to Captain D’s commitment to its franchisees,” said Chris Benner.
Captain D’s expansion in Tennessee is fueled by the outstanding success the brand experienced in 2016, achieving its sixth consecutive year of same store sales increases and fourth successive year of record high system-wide AUV. This ongoing success has propelled Captain D’s franchise expansion, with agreements signed to open an additional 25 new restaurants in states across the country.