Captain D’s Expands into Chicagoland with Newest Restaurant Opening

Fast Casual Seafood Leader Celebrates Posen Grand Opening
Captain D's Expands into Chicagoland with Newest Restaurant Opening in Posen, Illinois
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Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, recently opened its newest franchised restaurant in Posen, Illinois. Located at 3021 W. 147th St., the Posen Captain D’s is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Posen location is the brand’s first in the greater Chicagoland market and eighth in Illinois. To celebrate this debut, Captain D’s is hosting a grand opening celebration for the community on Saturday, Jan. 15 with giveaways planned from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, 25% of sales from the day will benefit local non-profit Blue Cap.

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Giveaways and specials at the Captain D’s Posen restaurant on Jan. 15 include:

— Customers can enter their Jan. 15 restaurant receipt for a chance to win one of three $100 Captain D’s gift cards. Drawings will be held at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Customer does not have to be present to win.
— One complimentary 6-piece order of hush puppies with every $20 purchase. Available all day.
— Ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. with restaurant owners Tina and Hardik Patel and Village of Posen Mayor Frank Podbielniak.
— 25% of sales from the day benefit Blue Cap, a non-profit in Blue Island serving children and adults with development disabilities.

The dining room of the Captain D’s in Posen seats 22 and features the brand’s signature coastal design. Vibrant colors and décor create a fun and welcoming atmosphere where friends and families can come together and enjoy a wide selection of classic seafood meals expertly chef-crafted and cooked fresh to order. Favorites include Captain D’s famous Batter Dipped Fish – hand-dipped into a signature batter prepared in-house every day, hand-breaded catfish fillets and the giant fish sandwich. Popular sides like golden brown hush puppies or coleslaw are mixed and prepared from scratch every day in the restaurant.

The Posen restaurant is part of a historic seafood tradition that began when Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant first opened its doors in Tennessee in 1969. The brand’s commitment to serving quality seafood at a great value has been the core mission from the beginning.

“Hardik and I are so happy to bring Captain D’s unparalleled guest experience and freshly prepared seafood at affordable prices to Posen and the surrounding area,” says Tina Patel in a statement. “We are dedicated to ensuring our restaurant is a place where Chicagoans can share really great seafood in a warm and family-friendly environment at an unbeatable value. The community has welcomed us with open arms, and we look forward to celebrating with them at our grand opening event.”

Fueled by a continued surge in franchise development, Captain D’s is a rapidly growing concept. The brand is slated to open multiple additional new restaurants on the heels of its Posen debut and further fuel its Midwest expansion over the next several years. This latest opening is the first of several Captain D’s planned for the Chicago area, including a new restaurant in Matteson, Illinois, opening later this year.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D’s has more than 540 restaurants in 23 states. Founded in 1969, Captain D’s has been offering its customers high-quality seafood at reasonable prices in a welcoming atmosphere for more than 50 years.

Lisa Hay

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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