Captain D’s is the industry-leading fast-casual seafood franchise in the United States currently at 550 locations. For 50 years, Captain D’s has delighted guests with our hand-crafted cooking of quality seafood that customers crave.
Unique Business Proposition
In 2017, QSR Magazine named Captain D’s as one of the Top 9 Franchise Opportunities in America.
Captain D’s was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine Top Franchise Brands 2017.
The Captain D’s experience provides our guests with a variety of craveable seafood options with their choice of a variety of sides and hush puppies.
In a recent industry study by Technomics, Captain D’s was named #1 among all QSR restaurants for menu variety and #2 in High Quality, Low Prices and Healthy Ranking.
About Captain D’s
Captain D’s is the industry-leading fast-casual seafood franchise in the United States. Captain D’s was founded in Donelson, Tennessee in 1969. Since that time, we have successfully grown our brand to over 550 restaurants. For 50 years, Captain D’s has delighted guests with our hand-crafted cooking of quality seafood that customers crave.
Simply put, there is no seafood chain in America like Captain D’s. We own a unique and successfully growing category that faces very little direct competition. We have successfully democratized seafood and prominently stand as America’s seafood leader. Our seafood is carefully sourced; our famous batter-dipped entrees comes from wild-caught pollock. Our seafood is always whole muscle fillets, never processed. Our seafood served fresh with our delicious sides in our beach design restaurants, transports our guests to The Taste of the Coast.
Captain D’s is successfully growing across America. We will accept franchise owners who are highly knowledgeable of the restaurant industry, who are strong operators, who provide outstanding service, and who seek growth potential in a less-competitive and rapidly growing seafood segment.
Training & Support
Assistance in the site selection process
Prototypical plans and specifications
Approved food and equipment vendors
Brand Marketing, Local Store Marketing, and Promotional Programs support
Assistance with store openings and ongoing field support and training
Pre-open Management Certification Training
On-site Opening Training Support
Ongoing business consulting and field support
Business-oriented company or group with a minimum of two years of restaurant owner/ operator experience
You and your business partner(s) must have a liquid fund of USD 1,000,000 per restaurant
In-country representation, no remote owners
Ability to fund the growth of the business in the target country
Knowledge of the real estate market in the target country and accessibility to prime locations
Ability to recruit highly skilled management and operational staff