Captain D's

Captain D's

Seafood
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#329 Ranked #140 last year
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Initial investment
$709K - $1.2M
Units as of 2021
533 0.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Captain D's history goes back to 1969, when the first Mr. D's Seafood and Hamburgers opened in Donelson, Tennessee. In 1974, the company name was changed to Captain D's Seafood. Captain D's menu features fish, shrimp, chicken, sides, desserts and sweet tea.

About Captain D's

Industry
Food
Founded
1969
Parent Company
Sentinel Capital Partners
Leadership
Phil Greifeld, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1969 (52 years)
# of employees at HQ
98
# of Units
533 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
624 Grassmere Park Dr., #30
Nashville, TN 37211

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Captain D's franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$35,000
Initial Investment
$709,300 - $1,231,400
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off first-unit franchise fee; reduced royalty fee for first year
Royalty Fee
4.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.1%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Captain D's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
219 hours
Classroom Training
21 hours
Additional Training
Onsite store opening
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #329

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #61

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #1 in Seafood

Top Food Franchises

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Updated: February 8th, 2021