partlycloudy
Friday May 29th, 2015 4:17PM

Captain D's owners named Franchise Operators of the Year

By Ken Stanford Reporter
The husband-and-wife operators of four Captain D's restaurants in northeast Georgia have received this year's Development Award from the company and were also named Franchise Operators of the Year, chosen from 527 franchise owners across the country.

Jim and Val McClure of Dahlonega were honored at the recent Captain D's convention. The couple operates Captain D's in Toccoa, Dahlonega, Cornelia and Cleveland.

After owning a pig farm in North Georgia for many years the McClures realized that the area they live in was changing a lot and land values were going up so they made a career change, and opened their first Captain D's in Dahlonega in 2004. Since their first location was a major success, they went on to open three additional Captain D's in Toccoa, Cleveland, and Cornelia.

In order to stay involved in the Captain D's community, Jim McClure has been a member of the company's President's Advisory Council since 2006 and has been involved in the Captain D's Marketing Council. The McClures are planning to continue to further expand throughout the area, adding a few new locations in 2013, although no details were available.

Their Captain D's locations are involved with the northeast Georgia community. They support local colleges and public school systems through athletic team tournament sponsorship, elementary and high school night at their restaurants, and food and fundraising donations to local churches and civic organizations, donating over 5,000 free kids meals to their local elementary schools each year.

Jim McClure is a member of the Lumpkin County Board of Education.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 1 day ago )
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9:45PM ( 3 days ago )
UNG plans to occupy top floor of Cumming City Hall
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
By Submitted
6:16PM ( 1 week ago )
Flowery Branch moves forward with downtown redevelopment
The Flowery Branch City Council has given approval to start the pre-design work on a redesign of the city's downtown area.
7:38PM ( 1 week ago )
Hall Co. fire services promotes first female Chief Officer
Hall County Fire Services has promoted Captain Christie Grice to Battilion Chief of Business Services, the first promotion of a female to a Chief Officer position in the department's history.
6:24PM ( 1 week ago )