Seafood restaurant chain Captain D’s has expanded its presence with the opening of a new franchised location in Cochran, Georgia.
The new restaurant, located at 179 E. Dykes St, marks the first location in Cochran and the 105th outlet in Georgia.
Captain D’s existing multi-unit franchisee Ali Momin owns and operates the new Cochran location.
Captain D’s chief development officer Brad Reed said: “Becoming a Captain D’s franchisee at just 25 years old, we’ve watched Ali blossom into one of the strongest operators in our system.
“His passion for our brand and internal drive have been instrumental to his success and we have no doubt he’ll continue to be a rising star for years to come.
“We’re equally excited to bring the restaurant to Ali’s hometown and look forward to serving residents of the Cochran community.”
Momin joined the restaurant chain’s network in 2016 by signing the first franchise development agreement. He currently operates Captain D’s restaurant in Lovejoy.
He also has two Dairy Queen restaurants and two Edible Arrangements stores in Central Georgia.
Momin is planning to expand his portfolio by developing more Captain D’s restaurants in the future.
Momin said: “With seafood occupying such a unique niche in the fast casual space, we’ve been able to successfully operate our other restaurants and gain more market share without risking them cannibalising each other.
“I’m excited to bring a brand I’m so passionate about to my hometown and share Captain D’s experience with the Cochran community.”
The restaurant chain opened ten new restaurants in Georgia and plans to expand its store network before the end of the year.
The restaurant chain also signed numerous agreements to open new outlets in new and existing markets such as Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, North Carolina, Michigan and Oklahoma over the next several years.