Captain D's Seafood Franchise

Quick-service seafood restaurant/drive-thru


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.

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How much does it cost to open a Captain D's Seafood Franchise?

The investment required to open a Captain D's Seafood Franchise is between $781,000-$1,113,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Captain D's Seafood name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $781,000-$1,113,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $35,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    4.5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    1.1%
  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    Varies


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Captain D's Seafood News & Press Releases

When did the first Captain D's Seafood open? 1969
When did Captain D's Seafood start Franchising? 1969

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): Loan Coach, Comerica, GE Capital, CNL, Wells Fargo

Training

On-The-Job Training: 219 hours
Classroom Training: 21 hours
Additional Training: Onsite store opening

Support
Newsletter
Meetings/Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social media
SEO
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Captain D's Seafood Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Captain D's Seafood

    Captain D's Seafood

    Captain D's Seafood
    624 Grassmere Park Drive, Ste. 30
    Nashville, TN
    37211

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