Potential investors with an eye on entering franchising and multi-unit operators can greatly benefit from brands whose teams are composed of experienced franchise development experts.
Captain D’s, still riding the momentum of another record-breaking year, has secured an additional key piece to its development team through the hiring of veteran franchising professional Mark Levis, CFE. He will serve as the brand’s Senior Director of Franchise Development, focusing on development in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
With over two decades of experience in the industry, Levis has been involved in more than 500 franchise-sales transactions and sold multi-unit deals in both the QSR and quick-casual segments. He’s previously worked with Papa Murphy’s International, Papa John’s, Krystal, and Checkers.
“Mark is the consummate professional and an outstanding developer with a track record of success wherever he’s been,” Chief Development Officer Michael Arrowsmith said. “He truly understands the important role that a franchisor plays in connecting people and brands. We’re extremely fortunate to have him on the team at Captain D’s.”
Captain D’s is 520 units strong, and has put in place a wide-scale growth strategy to further develop the brand. Its current strategy includes developing prototype buildings, opening new restaurants and exploring non-traditional growth opportunities. Levis’ experience in the southeast bolsters an already talented development team at Captain D’s.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the incredible momentum that we’re feeling at Captain D’s.” Levis said. “The improvements that are being seen system-wide are really only the beginning for us, and we truly believe that we have a unique value proposition for our prospects. I am confident that is why multi-unit operators are engaging us in conversations about expanding the brand to their markets.”
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Captain D’s owns, operates and franchises 520 restaurants in 25 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D’s offers its customers great seafood at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment. The brand’s restaurants serve a widely varied seafood menu that includes freshly prepared entrees, and the company’s signature hand-battered fish which is prepared to order to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, shrimp & beef kabobs, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D’s favorite. For more information, please visit http://www.captainds.com.