Captain D’s FDD Summary

Type of Business
Captain D’s, LLC is offering a franchise to operate a Captain D’s restaurant. Captain D’s restaurants offer freshly-prepared, high-quality seafood in a fast casual service environment. The menu features our signature hand-battered, fried fish. Captain D’s restaurants also offer premium-quality grilled, baked or broiled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken and home-style side dishes, including com, baked potatoes, okra, green beans, coleslaw, tossed salads, hushpuppies, and selected desserts.

Corporate Information
Captain D’s, LLC originally formed as a Delaware limited liability company on June 25, 1999, under the name SHN Investments, LLC. They converted into a Delaware corporation on August 30, 2000, and changed their name to Captain D’s, Inc. The next day, on August 31, 2000, their predecessor, Shoney’s, Inc., now known as Sholand, LLC transferred all of the assets and liabilities comprising its Captain D’s division to them. In August of 2002, they converted back to a Delaware limited liability company and changed their name to Captain D’s, LLC. Their principal business address is 1717 Elm Hill Pike, Suite A-1, Nashville, Tennessee 37210.


The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Captain D’s franchise for each type of restaurant and location offered, excluding the cost to purchase or lease your real estate, but including the $25,000 initial franchise fee that you must pay to the franchisor, ranges as follows:

  • Seafood Kitchen Prototype (95 seats): $1,011,000 to $1,256,400
  • End Cap or Inline Prototype (40 to 78 seats): $446,000 to $688,000
  • Non-traditional Location: $206,000 to $533,000

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