Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, has announced the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in key markets throughout the Midwest and the Southeast. This growth will bring three new restaurants to the greater Detroit area; three to Tulsa, Oklahoma; three to Southeast Georgia; and six to the greater Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana region, which will mark Captain D’s first locations in the Chicago market.
Husband-and-wife team Robert and Pam Wiggins signed a development agreement to open three Captain D’s restaurants throughout Southeast Georgia, including one in Hazlehurst to open in the summer of 2019.
The Wiggins have extensive experience in the franchising industry, with a diverse list of food service brands in their portfolio including Huddle House, Checkers, Pizza Inn, and Dick’s Wings and Grill. Their first Captain D’s restaurant is projected to open in the spring of 2019.
This surge in franchise development is a reflection of the brand’s aggressive growth strategy and is fueled by the ongoing success Captain D’s has experienced over the past several years. To further drive the brand’s development efforts, Captain D’s recently announced a new royalty incentive program for both new and existing franchisees interested in growing the company’s footprint and opening new restaurants across the country. Now through May 1, 2019, franchisees that open their locations ahead of schedule will not be charged a royalty fee for up to six months, dependent on the opening date. Additionally, franchisees that open no more than 150 days after the scheduled date will not be charged a royalty fee for up to four months.
“Over the past several years, Captain D’s has continued to attract interest from franchisee prospects throughout the country who recognize the brand’s unlimited potential for success. We’ve had our sights set on Chicago for quite some time and are thrilled to announce our entrance to the market, as well as all of the explosive development in the pipeline for the Midwest and the Southeast,” said Brad Reed, chief development officer for Captain D’s. “Our rapid growth wouldn’t be possible without the passion and hard work of our franchisees, and we’re excited to roll out our new royalty incentive program, which was created to further assist new and existing franchisees with driving the profitability of their business and increasing their ROI quickly.”
With more than 530 restaurants in 22 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. The company is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.captaindsfranchising.com or call 800-314-4819.