Captain D's turnaround efforts gaining traction

Captain D's turnaround efforts gaining traction

New design, grilled seafood platform contribute to traffic gains

Five months after the Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant chain swapped private-equity owners, efforts to transform the 45-year-old brand are gaining traction.

In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Captain D’s chief executive Phil Greifeld said the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain had a record year in 2013, with average unit volumes nearing $1 million — the highest since it was founded in 1964 — and same-store sales rising 3.2 percent, lapping an

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