Captain D’s Signs Largest Franchise Agreement to Develop 26 Locations

by Katie Lee

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has signed a 26-store franchise development agreement. This agreement will bring Captain D’s restaurants to St. Louis, Indianapolis and North Carolina over the next several years led by experienced multi-brand franchisees Keith Johnson and Kevin Davis of Amazing Food Concepts. The business partners also acquired and currently operate 15 Captain D’s in the St. Louis area and Illinois.

“We are pleased to welcome Keith and Kevin to the Captain D’s team. They have a proven history of success across their prior endeavors and are sure to be an asset to our brand as we grow throughout new and existing markets,” says Brad Reed, chief development officer of Captain D’s. “Our partnership with the duo marks a tremendous milestone for the brand as our largest development agreement to date. From day one, it was clear Keith and Kevin have a real passion for the brand and we are confident Captain D’s flexible prototypes and quality seafood offerings will be a wonderful addition to their portfolios.”

Johnson and Davis are seasoned multi-unit operators with over 40 years of restaurant experience. Between them, they have opened over 200 fast food restaurants including Dunkin Donuts, Papa Johns, Popeyes, Subway and Qdoba.

Captain D’s varied real estate prototypes are attracting both new and existing multi-unit and multi-concept franchisees. The brand’s offerings include double drive-thrus, smaller footprints and cost-effective conversion opportunities.

With more than 530 restaurants in 23 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and Number 1 seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s was founded in 1969. For more information, visit and

SOURCE: Captain D’s

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