Captain D’s converts Church's Chicken restaurant in Houston
Captain D's has grown its footprint in Texas with the conversion of a former Church's Chicken to its newest franchised location opening today in Houston, located at 5854 Hwy. 6N, according to a press release.
The Houston restaurant is owned and operated by Michael Knobelock and marks the first of four Captain D's locations he plans to develop in the community over the next several years. A franchising industry veteran, Knobelock brings experience as a multi-unit operator, and also owns 43 Church's Chicken and 20 Little Caesars franchises nationwide, as well as two Captain D's restaurants in Mississippi.
The Houston conversion marks Captain D's 14th location in Texas.
More than 20 new Captain D's locations have opened in 2017, and numerous development agreements have been signed to open new restaurants in markets nationwide, including Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Virginia.
To date, nearly 75 percent of all restaurants have been reimaged to the brand's new coastal design. The company has 532 restaurants in 21 states.