Captain D’s expands its footprint in Memphis with the grand opening of a new restaurant and an agreement to develop 10 more in the area


– The brand’s second franchisee continues to invest in a leading fast-casual seafood restaurant–

NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Captain Dthe nation’s first fast-casual seafood restaurant, today announced the opening of its brand new franchise location in Memphis, launching a pipeline of new developments planned for the region with Nufish, LLC, led by operating partner Joe Springer. Located at 4735 Getwell Road, the new restaurant marks the 11e Captain D’s location in Memphis, all owned and operated by Springer and Nufish. The group, which is the seafood brand’s second franchisee, has also signed a new agreement to develop 10 additional restaurants across the Memphis region, including Mississippi and Arkansas.

“Experienced multi-unit franchisees like Joe Springer and the Nufish Group have been integral to our continued growth over the years,” said Brad Roseau, development director of Captain D’s. “In addition to being one of our largest operators, he is also one of our most successful, achieving sales increases at all of his restaurants over the past 12 years. Joe’s dedication to service at customer base and community involvement has allowed Captain D’s to become a staple in Memphisand we look forward to further expanding our footprint in the region. »

Since first signing with Captain D’s in 2009, Springer has continued to lead the development of the brand 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 the opportunities for the brand within it, building a strong pipeline with this new 10-unit deal and completing a previous five-unit development deal with the opening of the Getwell Road site.

Captain D’s franchise momentum is testament to the brand’s unique positioning in the fast casual segment, which has encouraged its existing franchisee base to continue investing while attracting top operators looking to diversify their portfolios with a concept of leading franchise.

“I have been fortunate to spend the last 13 years of my career as a multi-unit franchisee within the Captain D’s system. The brand has continued to provide unparalleled support to its operators, and its enduring franchise model has has helped see success across all of our sites,” said Joe Springer. “With the flexible prototypes and real estate options offered by Captain D, we continue to see opportunities for growth and are excited about this new restaurant as well as those to come.”

The new Captain D’s at 4735 Getwell Road in Memphis features a vibrant coastal design and welcoming atmosphere, serving high quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price. With a dining room that seats 42, the restaurant also offers drive-thru, take-out, and advance order options. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. On call orders can be placed by calling (901) 356-9063.

This year, Captain D’s is preparing to open 14 restaurants in the markets of Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee and more. Two of those openings will be both the franchise and corporate debut of the new “Express” prototype, a significantly smaller footprint featuring only a drive-thru and walk-in windows for ordering and picking. pickup. Additionally, Captain D’s continues to successfully convert vacant restaurants with the opening of a franchise in Elberton, Georgiaearlier this year, and two more conversions to Florida this summer. The brand remains focused on growing businesses and franchises in target markets in the Southern, Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic states, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

With over 530 restaurants in 23 states, Captain D’s is the leader in casual seafood and number one in America by average unit volume. The company is currently looking for single and multi-unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit or call 800-314-4819.

Based at Nashville, Tennessee., Captain D’s has more than 530 restaurants in 23 states. Captain D’s is the country’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant and was named the #1 seafood chain in QSR 50, ranked by AUV. Founded in 1969, Captain D’s has been providing customers with high quality seafood products at reasonable prices in a warm atmosphere for 50 years. Captain D’s serves a wide variety of seafood, including freshly prepared entrees and the company’s signature breaded fish. The restaurants also offer premium grilled dishes such as shrimp, tilapia and salmon, as well as hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed Southern-style sweet tea, a favorite of Captain D. For more information, please visit

Nate Rubinstein
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