Why Us?

A Captain D’s Franchise is a Savvy Investment

Captain D’s does more than stand out. We stand alone. As the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, we offer a tasty alternative to burgers, pizza, and chicken with no direct competitors.

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Join a Franchise Recognized for Success

Our hard-earned hardware includes:

#1 in Category - Entrepreneur Franchise 500 2024, 2023, 2022
2023 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 #1 in Category
2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 #1 in Category
2021 Entrepreneur Top Food Franchise #1 in Category
2021 Franchise Direct Top 100
2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500
2020 Franchise Times Top 200

We’re in a category of one

Right now is the right time to invest in Captain D’s.

Captain D's Customer picking up order

$870 billion industry and growing

People are consuming much more fish than in previous decades, with an average worldwide per capita consumption of 43 lbs/yr according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Captain D's menu items

Only the best menu items

Thanks to the versatility of our product, we are able to keep our menu interesting and in line with consumer preferences without adding kitchen complexity or cost for Franchise Owners.
Fisherman on a ship fishing for sustainable seafood

Streamlined supply chain

Our buying process has enabled us to provide consistent, affordable, and high-quality seafood. We continuously monitor supplies to ensure quality and value for our guests and Franchise Owners.

With no direct competition, Captain D’s is the only fish in the sea.

Hear from Franchise Owners on the benefits of no competition

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Our Crew Supports You

From site selection and prototype options to ongoing training and marketing support, we give you all the tools you need to help make your Captain D’s a success.

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Restaurant operators on training team
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A strong support system can ride almost any wave.

Hear from Brad Reed, our Chief Operating Officer, on how Captain D’s Franchise Owners benefit from our support system.

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Convenient Real Estate Options

Not every market is the same, so not every restaurant should be the same either. Our market-smart prototypes combined with our conversion expertise make opening your new Captain D’s smooth sailing.

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