Seafood industry leader partners with non-profit organization to spread awareness of seafood health benefits
Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today it has joined forces with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the health benefits of a seafood-rich diet. Significant research and recent studies have determined that eating seafood twice a week can lead to fewer instances of chronic and preventable diseases. Findings also show that a seafood-rich diet can improve heart health and bolster brain development.
“The Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s beliefs are in line with our own, that there is significant nutritional value and health benefits of a seafood-rich diet. We are proud to work together to help spread awareness of this important issue nationwide,” said Phil Greifeld, Captain D’s chief executive officer.
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership aims to reduce the risks of heart disease, improve baby brain wellness and increase memory for seniors by educating Americans about the health benefits of seafood and building awareness of seafood’s essential nutritional value. The organization encourages the public, with an emphasis on women and heart disease, through partnerships with local community leaders in key cities across the country and engages their constituents with nutrition education. Activities range from seafood-focused cooking demonstrations to health screenings to public service announcements and public events, with an emphasis on the call to action of taking the Healthy Heart Pledge.
“Captain D’s engagement with SNP comes at an important time as we launch our public health education campaign efforts in October,” said Linda Cornish, Executive Director of Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “Too many Americans do not realize the health benefits of eating seafood and this partnership will help SNP get the message out to more people.”
With 512 restaurants in 26 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. Captain D’s recently unveiled a new design featuring a vibrant coastal atmosphere and upgraded the dining experience with new plate ware and silverware. Captain D’s new menu, featuring several new items, is brought to life with upgraded menu boards and also features several new kid’s meal offerings. With these efforts, Captain D’s has remained true to what it does best — serving high-quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has 512 restaurants in 26 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D’s is the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant and was named the #1 seafood chain in the QSR 50, ranked by AUV. Founded in 1969, Captain D’s has been offering its customers high-quality seafood at reasonable prices in a welcoming atmosphere for more than 45 years. Captain D’s serves a wide variety of seafood that includes freshly prepared entrees and the company’s signature hand-battered fish, which is cooked to order. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled items such as shrimp, and surf and turf, as well as hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D’s favorite. For more information, please visit www.captainds.com.
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the NCD Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. In October 2015, during National Seafood Month, SNP is launching a three-year national public health education campaign. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org.