May 15, 2017
Captain D's will soon be opening in Roanoke Valley.
According to the company, its biggest franchisee group will open more than 20 new restaurants in five states - three of which will be in the Roanoke area.
Franchise Development Director for Captain D's Mark Levis said the restaurant was looking at various areas - Blacksburg, Roanoke, Salem and Wytheville for its newest locations. Levis said the first restaurant is set to open by the close of 2017. However, there's been no exact location pinpointed for that store.
The closest Captain D's seafood restaurant is in Lynchburg.
Captain D's is based in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 500 restaurants in over 20 states. It's been aggressive in its expansion process, opening new restaurants and has seen a rise in its sales.
The chain offers an array of grilled and fried fish, which is similar to what Long John's Silvers has to offer. Captain D's uses the fast- casual style of dining - dine- in options, no table service. A majority of its restaurants has a drive- through service.