Disrupting the Sea of Sameness
in Restaurant Franchises

Captain D’s does more than stand out. We stand alone. As the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, we are the only fish in the sea. By providing an alternative to burgers, pizza, and chicken, we have positioned ourselves to be the franchise of the future with no competition in the fast-casual space.

A Shore Thing

A Shore Thing

To attract and maintain customer loyalty, we offer an excellent product at a phenomenal price, with a dining experience that will keep customers coming back. Simply by focusing on seafood options, we already stand out. But, that’s only one part of it. The quality of our product also sets us apart. Our chef-driven menu starts with whole cut filets, no square patties made of processed seafood here. All of this at an affordable price—including a $4.99 value offering that will keep customers coming back again and again.

Our fastest-growing menu items are our grilled options that meet the demands of our more health-conscious customers, as well as our millennial diners. Head Chef Jason Henderson works directly with our Research and Development team in the corporate test kitchen to keep the menu fresh and on trend. As a brand with roots in the South, we offer true Southern hospitality and table service that provides everything from delivering orders hot and fresh to providing beverage refills. Along with our authentic food and hospitality, we offer real dishware and silverware to create an elevated dining experience for the whole family and cut down on the waste from your restaurant. Our dining experience is also heightened by our new restaurant design that has a beachside resort vibe that delivers a more modern, inviting customer experience. Plus our customers appreciate our drive thru and carry out options.

New, scalable restaurant prototypes reduce your start-up costs by as much as 34%.

1,964 SQ FT

Our standard prototype only requires a .75 acre lot and has a dining room for our guests.

1,598 SQ FT

Compared to the standard prototype this smaller build-out requires just a .5 acre lot and the dining room has less seating.

979 SQ FT

Our smallest prototype features drive-thru/carryout only and requires a minimum of .35 acres of land.

Learn about our Express prototype on our news page »

Take a tour of Captain D’s Smaller Footprint

Over 50%




At Captain D’s, We’re All in the Same Boat.

Another strong selling point of Captain D’s is that over 50% of our 500+ restaurants in 22 states are corporately owned. This means that we are as invested in our restaurant’s success as our Franchise Owners. The corporate team is made up of proven restaurateurs that have some serious skin in the game and are implementing the same practices as their Franchise Owners.

A Great Catch

Our revenues are rising every year, making it a great time to own a Captain D’s!

A Very Catchy Incentive Program

Captain D’s is committed to growing our number of franchise locations and increasing brand recognition. And we’re ready to prove it. Franchise Owners will receive 0% royalties for the first 6 months with our limited incentive program** for locations that open 60 days or more ahead of their development schedule. Your savings means you can recoup your investment costs faster.

0% royalties for the first 6 months with our limited incentive program**

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