Captain D’s has an impressive slate of new locations and development agreements underway in the first half of 2023. The nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant currently has seven restaurants slated to debut early this year and has signed a development agreement with a new franchisee in Cleveland, Ohio. The brand’s growth is propelled by market-smart real estate prototypes, including highly efficient double drive-thrus, smaller footprints and cost-effective conversion opportunities. These flexible options are attracting both new and existing multi-unit and multi-concept franchisees who are growing with Captain D’s throughout the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states.

“Captain D’s spent the last several years developing restaurant footprints that are well-suited to the increasingly competitive real estate market, and we now have an effective mix of small, medium and no dining room options to provide our franchisees with flexibility and substantial cost savings,” said Brad Reed, Chief Development Officer of Captain D’s. “Our brand’s forward-thinking real estate strategy, paired with our seafood niche in the fast casual space, has positioned Captain D’s for accelerated development in 2023.”

New restaurants already under construction for the coming months include new and existing markets in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. Future locations will feature Captain D’s popular Express, 22- and 44-seat designs and a double drive-thru, which boasts shortened wait times and increased efficiency.  Captain D’s is also continuing to successfully convert vacant restaurant properties, with four completed last year and three cost-effective conversions currently underway in Georgia markets. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit