July 31, 2017
Captain D's recently announced it was signing franchise development agreements to expand its business in four states.
The leading fast-casual seafood restaurant said it would bring new restaurants to San Antonio, Texas, four to Mobile/Pensacola area and one in Jackson, Tennessee over the next few years. The terms of the franchise agreement include:
Sam and Gus Abusaleem with the GSA Food Group will open four new locations in the Mobile-Pensacola market during the next several years. The new franchises have worked in the industry since the 1990s, owning restaurant franchises like Marco's Pizza and Popeye's. After the development of the first four locations, the pair will continue to grow in their territory and open several more in Mobile.
International Restaurant Group signed an agreement to open five additional restaurants in the San Antonio area, with one location opening later in 2017. The group is also responsible for growing the Captain D's restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth. The first of three restaurants opened in June.
Chad Vaughn is a first-time franchisee for Captain D's and will open a Jackson, Tennessee location sometime next year. He'll also add more locations over the next few years. It's Vaughn's first time in the franchise building after working as the owner of a large construction firm.
Captain D's said its large array of menu items and diversification has ensured the company's success. As it currently stands, about 60% of all Captain D's restaurants have been visibility altered to the new coastal design the brand developed. Another 50 locations will get a remodel. The company's efforts are in conjunction with serving the best seafood at an affordable price with great customer service.
Captain D's, which operates more than 500 restaurants in 21 states, is the number one fast-casual seafood restaurant. The company is looking for both single and multi-unit operators to get involved in the company's expansion.