Captain D’s recently opened its newest franchised location in Memphis, kicking off a pipeline of new development planned for the area with Nufish, LLC, led by Operating Partner Joe Springer. The new restaurant marks the 11th Captain D's location in Memphis, all owned and operated by Springer and Nufish. The group, which is the second-largest franchisee in the seafood brand's system, has also signed a new agreement to develop 10 additional restaurants throughout the Memphis region, including in Mississippi and in Arkansas.
Since first signing on with Captain D's in 2009, Springer has continued to spearhead the brand's development in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. The Nufish group has steadily grown its portfolio, currently operating 20 locations and leveraging Springer's nearly two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. He maintains a deep understanding of the market and opportunities for the brand within it, building a robust pipeline with this new 10-unit agreement as well as completing a previous five-unit development deal with the opening of the Getwell Road location.
The newest Captain D's at 4735 Getwell Road in Memphis features the chain’s vibrant, coastal design prototype. With dining room seating for 42, the restaurant also has drive-thru, carry out, and call-ahead ordering options.
This year, Captain D's is set to open 14 restaurants across markets in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee and more. Two of these openings will be both franchise and company debuts of the new Express prototype, a significantly smaller footprint featuring only a drive-thru and walk-up windows for ordering and picking up. Additionally, Captain D's is continuing to successfully convert vacant restaurant properties with a franchise opening in Elberton, Georgia, earlier this year, and two more conversions in Florida this summer. The brand remains focused on corporate and franchise development in target markets throughout the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.