Captain D's

Captain D's

World Franchise Centre

Captain D's

Captain D's

“Fast-Casual QSR Seafood Restaurants”

Country of Origin:


Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • USA - (534)


  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Central America

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

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.

Investor Profile

  • 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

International Licence Fee: Upon Application

PaulPaul Cairnie will be managing your enquiry.



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