Captain D's attributes sales growth to the grill

Captain D's attributes sales growth to the grill

Chain, franchisees gain confidence to build units

Long known for its battered, deep-fried fish, Captain D’s has been enjoying success more recently in part because of its grill.

The Nashville, Tenn.-based seafood chain has reported 15 straight quarters of same-store sales growth, including 5.2-percent growth in its second quarter. A big contributor to that, executives say, has been a strong increase in its sale of grilled items — including fire-grilled tilapia skewers and shrimp skewers, as well as limited-time offers such as P

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