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Councilor Steven Hoyt Welcoming a New Business to Five Points West

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Friday, November 14, 2014

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL- District 8 thrives continually in economic development and to keep that momentum going Councilor Steven Hoyt will greet citizens and welcome the popular seafood chain Captain D’s at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, November 14th at 5 p.m. The new restaurant is located at 2259 Bessemer Road.

“I am beyond excited about Captain D’s coming to our neighborhood and serving our citizens,” Councilor Hoyt said. “They have been a staple restaurant in our communities for years, their outstanding seafood adds to the variety of dining options available in this area.”

The 2,789 square-foot restaurant will open its doors across from the Birmingham CrossPlex building. According to an article from the Birmingham Business Journal, Captain D’s introduced a new design and menu using Birmingham as its test market. In that same strategy, Captain D’s decided to launch a corporate growth strategy to increase the number of company-owned restaurants, and the first location under this initiative will be in west Birmingham.

“We consider Birmingham to be one of our core markets,” Michael Arrowsmith, chief development officer for the seafood chain said. “We’ve always found it to be a great Captain D’s market. The stores do well…It’s like our adopted hometown.”


Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Captain D’s owns, operates and franchises 520 restaurants in 25 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D’s offers its customers great seafood at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment. The brand’s restaurants serve a widely varied seafood menu that includes freshly prepared entrees, and the company’s signature hand-battered fish which is prepared to order to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality, grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, shrimp & beef kabobs, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D’s favorite. For more information, please visit

For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 205.254.2363.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369.