Report: Captain D's on the block

Florida owner looks to unload after three-year turnaround; chain reports strong Q2
Jun 19, 2013 7:35 AM

Captain D's same-store number stays positive

Chain posts 20th straight month of growth
May 1, 2013 2:24 PM

Captain D's brings on first development chief

Chain also promotes exec to COO after EVP's exit
Mar 28, 2013 1:49 PM

CEO of the Year: The flying fish at Captain D's

Phil Greifeld has pumped new life into the storied seafood brand. Next up: A new look and a move upmarket
Mar 6, 2013 11:57 AM

Same-store numbers zoom into double digits at Captain D's

The impressive turnaround at Captain D's under CEO Phil Greifeld gathered steam in the third quarter, with same-store sales climbing 10.8 percent from a year ago. The numbers were even better at company-owned locations, and Greifeld says his team's new franchising push is finding receptive ears.

“Our positive turnaround and growing success is attributable to our entire organization of talented people and to their ongoing commitment to creatively fulfill Captain D’s corporate value of providing our guests with an excellent dining experience every day. Our commitment to our guests – in everything we do - has elevated our guest experience and our brand alike,” said Phil Greifeld, CEO and President of Captain D’s.

Sep 26, 2012 1:31 PM

Permit Patrol: 20 July 2012

Captain D's invests in Grassmere space, West End slated for LED signage, Hillsboro-West End cottage development progressing, and more...
Jul 20, 2012 10:50 AM

Captain D's maintains momentum

The train Phil Greifeld has put on the rails at Captain D's isn't losing any steam despite renewed macroeconomic worries. The Nashville-based seafood chain posted its second straight same-store gain of 8.5 percent at company-owned stores, while growth at franchised stores rose more than 7 percent.

Jun 26, 2012 9:42 AM

Captain D's sales momentum picks up

Captain D's CEO Phil Greifeld tells Nation's Restaurant News that his company set weekly sales records in February and posted same-store sales growth of about 8 percent in the first quarter. Even better, Greifeld says, is that the gains are coming mostly from getting more people in the door.

“We really committed ourselves to putting the guests first,” he said. “That’s enabled us to marshal our resources in a very united direction to improve all aspects of our business: restaurant execution, bringing in people with the drive to succeed, creative marketing, great products and great price points. The list goes on … but it’s about returning to basics with clean restaurants and friendly service.”

Apr 3, 2012 7:08 AM

Franchising push on the table at Captain D's

Captain D's Seafood CEO Phil Greifeld sat down recently with Nation's Restaurant News to discuss his 2011 successes — among them, same-store sales growth despite only one 1 percent price hike all year — and plans for the coming year and beyond. Near the top of the latter list is a renewed emphasis on franchising growth.

He characterized the move as a heightened new-store development effort after a hiatus to give improvement initiatives time to take hold, and said refranchising may play a limited part in the program.

Jan 31, 2012 12:58 PM

Captain D's ends negative same-store sales streak

The management team at Captain D's has a little something to celebrate these days. The Nashville-based company wrapped up 2011 with positive same-store sales for the first time since 2003. CEO Phil Greifeld says there's more in store for 2012, while new Chief Marketing Officer Jonathan Muhtar recently told a trade pub he plans to bring more strategic structure to the chain's marketing.

Jan 18, 2012 7:27 AM