Trident Holdings LLC, the largest franchisee of fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s, acquired 8 corporate-owned stores in Mississippi and will develop 10 new units throughout the state as well as in key Southeast target markets, including Louisiana and Georgia, over the next several years.

Trident Holdings is spearheading the brand’s growth in Virginia, opening its third restaurant in the state last month with an additional four new locations in the pipeline.

As part of this new agreement, Trident Holdings LLC will also add Captain D’s sister brand, Grandy’s, to its portfolio, with plans to develop 10 new locations of the Southern-style quick-service concept throughout the Southeast, beginning in Nashville, Tenn.

Trident Holdings LLC signed its first agreement with Captain D’s in 2015 and operates 33 restaurants across 7 states.