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Captain D's Joins Impressive List of Fishing University Sponsors

Last updated Wednesday, December 18, 2013 07:00 ET

Captain D's Seafood Restaurant joins the distinguished list of sponsors for the Outdoor Channel's Fishing University.

Santa Fe, USA, 12/18/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

Another new company joins the distinguished list of sponsors for the Outdoor Channel's Fishing University. Debra Talley, Vice President of Program Development announced today that Captain D's Seafood Restaurant has signed a contract to sponsor the 26 year old TV show.

“Captain D’s is excited to partner with Fishing University and to be a part of such a beloved and important program", said Jonathan Muhtar, Chief Marketing Officer at Captain D's. "As a brand committed to serving great seafood in a friendly environment, we have become a proud part of our communities and the families we serve. We are delighted to support Ray and Charlie’s mission to educate the anglers and outdoorsmen of our future".

Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant first opened its doors back on August 15, 1969. A lot has changed since then, but their commitment to serving freshly prepared seafood at a great value has been their core mission from the beginning.

A significant portion of Captain D’s innovation efforts has been focused on new grilled items. The new grilled menu, along with all-new, fresh and inviting menu boards, will be implemented system-wide by Q1 2014. Along with new menu items, the brand has been converting units to fit their new and modern Beach Design remodel. And as changes have been made to enhance each guest’s experience, Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant has never wavered from its core commitment—great food at a great price and excellent service.

Captain D’s is also experiencing a heightened interest from multi-unit/multi-brand owners looking to diversify their existing restaurant portfolio and the sales growth of the brand has sparked renewed interest in development from its existing franchise base. The innovation and growth of D’s is creating an excitement that can be felt around the country.

"We are very excited over our new sponsorship of Captain D's", said Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier, co-host of Fishing University. "As our crew traveled around the country filming our shows at different locations, Captain D's had become our go-to restaurant. We are always able to find one in almost every location where we've filmed. And, most importantly, we love their menu. The quality in the foods they serve and the variety they offer is very important when we are traveling day after day. We are looking forward to a great and long association with Captain D's", concluded the two.

Fishing University is sponsored by Legend Boats, Honda Marine, Captain Ds, the State of Tennessee Tourism, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee State Parks, Jackson Kayak, Power Tech, Spro, Tuf-Line, Buckeye Lures, RayMarine, Hammer Rods, T-H Marine, Freedom Lures and Floatback Lures.

About Captain D's
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 www.captainds.com.

About Fishing University
As one of the oldest Outdoor TV shows, Fishing University is celebrating 26 years of bringing quality fishing programming to avid viewers. Each week they hit the water accompanied by friends and professionals in the industry, as viewers are engaged in a competitive show that is packed full of ‘how to tips’. Not only is the show exciting, but it also lets people in on tricks of the trade from some of the very best. To add another dynamic to the situation, each boat is given a tackle box filled with identical tackle. This eliminates any tricks that one may have up their sleeves and forces them to rely on pure talent, and maybe a little luck. Fishing University can be seen on the Outdoor Channel three times a week. To see the entire schedule go to www.fishingu.com, and be sure to visit Fishing University on Facebook.