Captain D’s announced its continued expansion in Alabama with the opening of a franchised location in Foley. Located at 3209 South McKenzie Street, the new restaurant features the brand’s popular double-drive-thru format. The location is Captain D’s 71st store in the state and represents the company’s accelerated growth across the Southeast region after openings in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi to cap out a successful 2022.
Behind the recent opening of Captain D is the chain’s largest multi-unit franchisee, Chris Benner of Trident Holdings, LLC. Benner joined the Captain D franchise network in 2015 and has rapidly expanded the Trident Holdings portfolio with business partner Tim Stokes. Since the franchise began with Captain D’s, the group’s network has grown to 53 restaurants, 10 percent of the brand’s franchise and company-owned restaurants. Most of Trident Holdings’ stores are located throughout the Southeast, underscoring the strong appeal of the Captain D’s brand of quality seafood to consumers across the region.
“Over the past eight years, our team has opened 11 new Captain D’s restaurants and I couldn’t be prouder to continue expanding our partnership with this legacy brand. The corporate team has remained consistent in introducing real estate options made for today’s consumer, and the dual drive-thru is another example of that,” says Benner. “Just minutes from the Alabama Coast, Tanger Outlet Shopping Center and OWA Parks & Resort, the new restaurant in Foley offers the rush hour traffic coming through town a convenient place to dine.”
“Captain D’s continues to grow thanks to exceptional operators like Chris Benner. He has used his deep understanding of foodservice and business to build a system of Captain D’s restaurants throughout the Southeast and has shown others the exciting opportunity our concept offers,” added Brad Reed, Captain D’s Chief Development Officer. “Opening in Foley in 2023 starts on a strong note and we look forward to serving the community and its visitors.”
Captain D’s continues to identify markets in the South for further development and has opened several restaurants throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee over the next few months. One of those Georgia locations will be a remodeled Bojangles, showcasing Captain D’s expertise in rapidly transforming existing restaurants into a thriving seafood franchise. In addition, as part of its overall growth strategy, Captain D’s is also focused on corporate and franchise development in target markets throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Characterized by Captain D’s vibrant coastal design and welcoming atmosphere, the new Foley Restaurant serves quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price. With 22 dining room seats, the restaurant also offers dual drive-through, carry, and call-ahead ordering options. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm Orders on demand can be placed by calling (251) 943-2086.
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