Inc.Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—
the Inc. 5000 

For the Second Year in a Row, Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood.Appears on the Inc. 5000, 
Ranking No. 4,715 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 59.9Percent

NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– Inc.magazine today revealed that Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood., Sarasota, is No. 4,715 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc.editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. was formerly known under a different name before local entrepreneur Jim Abrams bought the then-failing restaurant. Under new leadership, an updated brand, and through the implementation of his proven business model, Abrams was able to grow Duval’s into one of the highest grossing restaurants per square foot in the world. The local residents of Sarasota have also voted Duval’s as the “Best All Around Restaurant” this year and “Best Seafood Restaurant,” along with the title of “Best Sandwich” for the past four years in a row. In addition, Duval’s recently earned the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazinefor the second straight year in recognition of their outstanding wine selection. 

To explain how Abrams transformed Duval’s into a very successful restaurant, Abrams commented, “K+P+M=Success is the combination of proper knowledge, planning and management to produce results.” “Most business owners or executives understand the key performance factors in their business; many of them don’t want to look at them.” “There are not many places to hide if every key performance factor is being tracked in the company each day, and you’re the guy that dictated that these are the things that are going to be met.” In addition to the implementation of sound business systems and procedures, Abrams created many innovations that have set Duval’s apart. For example, Duval’s is the only restaurant in Sarasota operating a free local shuttle to assist its customers when it’s raining outside and or when parking is a challenge. Duval’s also offers $7.50 lunch specials Monday-Friday and daily value combos. With a wide variety of menu specialties and drink offerings, Duval’s is perfect for any occasion and dining at any time of day. 

Duval’s is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit and follow Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

CONTACT:Matt DiMauro, 941-201-5644, for additional information about Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood.