Captain D’s Ranked as #1 Seafood Franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500

The awards and recognition just keep coming for Captain D’s. We are delighted to be named Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best #1 Seafood Franchise in their recent Franchise 500 rankings.

Entrepreneur looks at five distinct categories when deciding which franchises make their list. Those categories are costs & fees, size & growth, support, brand strength and financial strength & stability. Scoring high marks in those categories, Captain D’s was able to snag the top ranking for our respective industry, as well as ranking 329th overall.

 So, what specifically helped Captain D’s gain accolade? Let’s dive in and see what separates us from everyone else.

Why Captain D’s is the Best Seafood Franchise & a Fantastic QSR Franchise to Invest in

A Franchise That Complements, Not Compromises, Your Portfolio

What makes Captain D’s so enticing for investors—especially those who own other QSR franchises—is that we offer a menu of fresh seafood in a market that is saturated with burger and pizza chains. And despite there being other seafood restaurants, our franchise model allows for our owners to deliver our delicious food with convenience to their hungry customers day in and day out.

This includes our flexible real estate options. Our low-cost, scalable prototypes let our Franchise Owners choose the optimal layout based on their target demographic, giving them the best opportunity for the best ROI. In addition, we offer drive-thru and online or app ordering options for customers.

Experience and Expertise that Franchise Owners Can Utilize

Our 51 years of experience and ability to adapt to changes are some of the many of the reasons we came out of the 2020 pandemic strong. In addition to opening new restaurants, we also had zero closures due to COVID.

With 7 certified trainers to help on opening day, 68 restaurant operators on our training team and over 750+ grand opening training hours, our Franchise Development is ready to assist and help new Franchise Owners thrive. We’re invested in your success.

The Ability to Grow Your Reach in a Wide-Open Market

 In an industry that continues to grow, Franchise Owners are well-positioned to become multi-unit owners with Captain D’s and expand their market share.

Just ask Chris Benner, who has 42 Captain D’s franchise locations in his portfolio, how being in a category of one makes owning multiple Captain D’s franchises much easier than other QSR restaurants.

“When we were looking into Captain D’s, one thing that really appealed to us was that there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of direct competition. When you look at other brands, you’re looking over your shoulder to see who the next brand is that is going to open up across the street from you or around the corner. You’re just always looking over your shoulder to see who’s opening up next,” says Benner of the benefits of owning the #1 Seafood Franchise.

“But with Captain D’s, that’s not really a problem. We’re unique and we’re not just isolated to fried seafood. We also have broilers that offer healthier options, and we have a lot of healthier sides too.”

Read more about Chris Brenner’s success with Captain D’s here!

So, what do you say? Ready to add the #1 Seafood Franchise to your portfolio? Fill out the form below to get started!

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