Today on The Beef, we get down to it with Brittney Aplin, who owns Captain Brad's Coastal Kitchen! In this no-frills and inspiring conversation, we hear from Brittney about her family's ties to the world of seafood, and how her father entered into the restaurant business in her younger years. She explains how she never imagined another path and the challenges that she and her team encountered after her father passed. We also talk about how the restaurant managed to stay afloat during the difficulties of the pandemic, and how she approached keeping her customer base happy. Captain Brad's has a dedicated cult following, something that is not easy to come by, and we get the lowdown from Brittney on what she believes are the main contributing factors to this. To hear it all from a business owner who is sticking to her guns and creating a legacy along the way, listen in with us!
Key Points From This Episode:
“The restaurant industry is all I know. My dad was a commercial crabber, shrimper, oysterman. We were always raised on the water, my whole family. He decided to get out of that and opened a seafood restaurant.” — Brittney Aplin [0:01:59]
“Me and the chef, we have been working together since we were 19. We are about to be 36.” — Brittney Aplin [0:04:40]
“We made it through COVID. What a blessing that is, that not everyone can say.” — Brittney Aplin [0:08:32]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Captain Brad's Coastal Kitchen
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