Captain D’s Seafood was founded in Donelson, Tennessee, in 1969. The company offers casual dining and a seafood menu which includes items such as hand battered fish filets, local fish entrees, seafood sandwiches, and regional favorites. The restaurant chain also serves cole slaw, French fries, green beans, and baked potatoes, along with other side dishes.
As of January of 2016, the company has 520 locations, most of these being franchise operations. The company went through bankruptcy proceedings in 2000. Since this time, the chain has been sold several times. In 2013, the company was sold to Centre Partners.
Captain D’s Seafood has received several awards, including National Restaurant News award for Best Menu Revamp in 2007 and other awards locally. The company has also seen 18 quarters of increased growth at almost all locations.