Tennessee-based Seafood restaurant chain Captain D’s launched its latest franchised location in Glennville, Georgia, US on 24 April.

Owned by local entrepreneur Zuber Malek, the restaurant is located at 830 North Veterans Boulevard.

Zuber Malek has owned a Dairy Queen since 2006 and has gradually added three more locations. He later launched a Marco’s Pizza in town.

An earlier Huddle House restaurant was transformed to launch the new Captain D’s outlet.

Captain D’s has also been converting other existing restaurants in Georgia over the second quarter of 2023, including a former Bojangles in Savannah and a Dunkin’ in Marietta.

The new restaurant is said to offer seafood at an affordable price.

With a seating capacity of 22, it also features options such as a drive-thru, carry-out and call-ahead ordering.

Captain D’s chief development officer Brad Reed said: “Zuber Malek has a deep commitment to his community and exceptional talent for running successful restaurant operations. He is just the type of franchisee Captain D’s looks for to continue expanding our brand throughout the Southeast and beyond.

“We have several more converted restaurant locations on tap for Georgia this spring, showcasing our expertise in turning around a variety of vacant properties and getting our franchisees up and running faster to serve their communities.”

In February 2023, the restaurant group announced that it would expand across new and existing markets in the coming months, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.

This includes three vacant restaurant properties’ conversions in Georgia.