Captain D's has beefed up its development team with an executive who was most recently at Sonic Corp.
Lori Osley has joined Nashville-based Captain D's as senior director of franchise development and will focus on the seafood chain's Midwest target markets, which include Texas, Oklahoma and Texas. She had spent more than eight years at Sonic and before that was with Fleming Company.
"The company has built a solid foundation for its franchisees, which is why so many sought-after prospects engage the brand," Osley said. "I hope to capitalize on the relationships that I have built during my tenure and offer a diversification portfolio to folks in the burger, pizza and sandwich category."
Osley's hiring is the second major addition to the Captain D's franchising team. Late last year, the company brought on Mark Levis, a veteran of the franchising industry who had previously worked at Papa Murphy's and Roosters Men's Grooming Centers, among others. Levis is focusing on the Carolinas and Georgia, which are among the company's focus markets for growth. (See map at right.)