Captain D’s Expands Development Team with New Director of Franchise Development

by Katie Lee

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D’s has hired Steve Bailey as director of franchise development. Bailey has more than 20 years of experience in franchise sales and development with multiple restaurant service brands, most recently with Fazoli’s. Focusing on territories east of the Mississippi River, he will support Captain D’s ongoing expansion throughout the country alongside longtime senior director of franchise development Steve Bielewicz, who is responsible for growing the company’s presence in the western region.

“Captain D’s focus on flexible prototypes and cost-effective conversion opportunities is fueling increased interest from both new and existing multi-unit and multi-concept franchisees throughout the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, and we have welcomed Steve onboard our development team to help us capitalize on this momentum,” says Brad Reed, chief development officer of Captain D’s. “He is a tremendous asset to us, with a stellar track record from over two decades of experience helping restaurant brands and franchise owners grow.”

Bailey comes to Captain D’s after 6 years with Fazoli’s, where he was the senior director of franchise sales. Prior to that, he worked in similar development roles for restaurant companies such as Sonic Drive-In, Einstein’s Bros. Bagels, Checkers and Dairy Queen.

Captain D’s remains focused on corporate and franchise development in target markets throughout the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has more than 540 restaurants in 23 states. For more information, please visit





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