This captain sails the fast food seas. captain d's operates captain d's seafood kitchen, a leading quick-service seafood chain with more than 525 company-owned and franchised locations in about 25 states. the eateries feature a menu of fried and broiled fish, shrimp, and chicken, as well as french fries, hush puppies, and corn on the cob. captain d's also serves fish and chicken sandwiches, salads, and menu items for kids. most of the restaurants are located in such southern states as georgia, tennessee, and alabama. ray danner started the business as mr. d's in 1969. private equity firm sun capital partners acquired the chain in 2010.