Captain D's Seafood Cost Comparisons

About Captain D's Seafood

The first Captain D's opened in Donelson, TN in 1969. It was then called Mr. D's. And the big idea behind it was to serve high quality, quick-service seafood. Over 30 years later this big idea, now Captain D's, has grown to almost 600 restaurants in 23 states. Our menu offers a wide variety of fried, baked and broiled fish and shrimp dishes, seafood-stuffed crab shells, chicken and a variety of side items including corn, baked potato, cole slaw, tossed salads, hushpuppies and desserts, among others. We also offer a variety of seasonal seafood favorites. For a fresh business opportunity that provides industry-leading AUV growth, look no further than Captain D's. Since opening our doors in 1969, we've never stopped innovating and it has paid off. Today, with more than 520 restaurants nationwide and internationally, we're proud to be America's favorite quick service destination for seafood. Never satisfied with success alone, our team of product innovators and culinary experts continually look for opportunities to propel our growth. Our innovations, from rolling out new restaurant designs to offering delicious fire-grilled menu items, help us stand above the rest. We've found the perfect recipe for success through our heritage, hospitality, and commitment to excellence, and we're looking for new franchise professionals to share in Captain D's growth.

Seafood Reataurant Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Boneheads N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. N/A $2,500,000
Captain's Boil, The $30,000 6% 2% $255,746-$995,550
Coconut's Fish Cafe $60,000 7% 1% $412,750-$808,750
Cousins Maine Lobster $38,500 8% 2% $145,900-$359,900
Fish-O-Licious $30,000 5% 2% $122,700-$198,500
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Halibut House - Fish & Chips $25,000 5% 2% $300,000
Juicy Crab, The $50,000 3% going to 4% 1%local+1%Nat'l $534,000-$845,000
LemonShark Poke $35,000 3% - 6% 2% $250,000-$325,000
LJS Fish & Chips N/A 6% $150,000-$250,000
Lobster Joint $40,000 6% 0.5% $695,600-$996,400
Long John Silver's $10,000-$20,000 5% 5% $460,000-$1,403,000
Nathan's Famous $30,000 5.5% 2% $250,000-$450,000
Phillips Seafood $25,000-$40,000 5% 2% $1,000,000-$5,000,000
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen $30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
R.J. Gator's $40,000 4% $855,500-$1,200,000
Rockin' Baja Lobster $30,000 5% $240,400-$1,200,000
Shell Shack $50,000 $588,500-$858,900
Tony Roma's $20,000-$30,000 4% of net sales 1/2% of net sales for Domestic & 1/4% of net sales for International $1,235,300-$2,628,000