Captain D's Expands Mississippi Footprint With Clarksdale Opening

Leading Fast Casual Seafood Restaurant Continues to Prioritize Real Estate Innovation With Former Krystal Restaurant Conversion

Captain D's Expands Mississippi Footprint With Clarksdale OpeningNashville, TN  (  Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced its ongoing expansion in Mississippi with the conversion of a former Krystal restaurant to its newest company-owned location in Clarksdale, MS. Located at 735 State St., the Clarksdale restaurant joins an array of flexible prototypes from Captain D’s in the state, following the brand’s first-ever double drive-thru debut in Tupelo earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to introduce yet another real estate innovation in the Mississippi market. Just four months ago, we debuted our first-ever double drive-thru model, which generated significant buzz in the area,” said Brad Reed, chief development officer for Captain D’s. “Today, we open a transformed Krystal restaurant with full confidence that this Clarksdale location will serve as a place for the community to come together and enjoy all their seafood favorites.”

For the past several years, Captain D’s has prioritized enhancing its real estate strategies and honing the brand’s expertise in cost-effective conversions. Capitalizing on a process that allows for quicker turnarounds and lower construction costs, the Clarksdale location is one of the brand’s many successfully converted restaurants including former Dunkin’, Jack in the Box, Church’s Chicken, Arby’s, Hardee’s, Bojangles, and Starbucks locations in states like Alabama, Texas, and Michigan. Captain D’s plans to build upon the brand’s Mississippi foundation with an additional restaurant slated for Starkville later this year.

The Captain D’s in Clarksdale is open Sunday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call-ahead orders can be placed by calling 662-302-5881.

With more than 540 restaurants in 23 states, Captain D’s is the fast-casual seafood leader and number one seafood franchise in America ranked by average unit volume. The company is currently seeking single and multi-unit operators to join in the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit or call 800-314-4819.

About Captain D’s

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has more than 540 restaurants in 23 states. 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 50 years. Captain D’s serves a wide variety of seafood that includes freshly prepared entrees and the company’s signature batter-dipped fish. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled items such as shrimp, Tilapia, and Salmon, as well as hushpuppies, desserts, and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D’s favorite. For more information, please visit

Ashley Bennett
Fish Consulting