Captain D’s Continues to Celebrate 50 Years of Fast-Casual Franchise Excellence

Fifty years of business success is no small feat for any restaurant franchise in the competitive world of fast-casual dining. And at Captain D’s, we recognize a number of factors have been key in helping us reach this golden milestone and be the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant.

Our unique position in the marketplace, for starters, has undoubtedly left little room for competition. Add to that our constant commitment to innovation, from menu items to our recently updated store designs. But we know we couldn’t have grown to an impressive 530+ locations across 22 states without our many outstanding Franchise Owners.

We honored franchisees and other Captain D’s employees earlier this summer at our annual convention in San Antonio. Amongst the recognized were Franchise Owner Robbie Copenhaver, this year’s Captain D’s Hall of Fame inductee, and Trident Holdings, LLC, our largest franchisee, took home the Developer of the Year Award.

“I am proud of our company, our employees, and franchisees,” Captain D’s President and CEO, Phil Greifeld, says. “Our ongoing success is driven by very talented people, and it was an honor to celebrate our 50th anniversary with all of these special individuals.”

Captain D’s believes in innovating to meet the needs of our customers and franchisees. We are proud that our very own Larry Jones, Captain D’s Vice President of Construction, was recognized this year for kitchen development and innovation at the 2019 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Show. Jones was instrumental in the recent restaurant redesign, saving Franchise Owners up to 25% in development costs.

And the reasons to celebrate in 2019 don’t end there. Captain D’s has also been honored with these industry accolades so far this year:

Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises

Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for more than $500,000

Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises

Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200

Captain D’s is certainly proud of all we’ve accomplished over the past 50 years, but we can’t deny our excitement for what’s in store over the next 50 either. Take advantage of this golden opportunity as our seafood franchise continues to grow. Complete and submit the inquiry form on this page to learn more!