Moss Point, MS

Popular Seafood Chain Opens in Moss Point


Famous seafood brand, Captain D’s has opened a new location in Moss Point. The brand’s business strategy of converting former restaurant space into a seafood franchise is at play this time as the Moss Point Captain D’s is in a space formerly occupied by KFC at 6600 MS-63 North. The new location features a spacious dining room and convenient drive-thru.

This is the 12th Mississippi location for Chris Benner and Tim Stokes of Trident Holdings, LLC, who opened in nearby Gulfport last October. They are the brand’s largest franchisees with 55 total restaurants across eight Southeastern states.

“Moss Point was a natural choice for us to try to find a home for a new Captain D’s because of the response our Gulfport restaurant has received from the community. We were thrilled to find this existing restaurant building for sale in Moss Point and be able to transform it in less than 60 days. We have a team of over 40 crew members and managers ready to serve delicious broiled and fried seafood with a large array of sides to the wonderful people of Moss Point and Pascagoula,” said Chris Benner.

The duo has a history of reviving vacant properties with Captain D’s. Their most recent project was converting a Bojangles in Savannah, Georgia, this past April. Identifying prime sites in markets like Moss Point has become a key strategy for the duo who can save significantly on start-up costs and get up and running faster to serve their guests.

Captain D’s, LLC. is an American fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in seafood. The chain was founded as Mr. D's Seafood and Hamburgers by Raymond L. Danner Sr. on August 15, 1969, in Donelson, Tennessee. The brand is currently owned by private equity firm Centre Partners. Captain D's has more than 500 locations in the United States.

Located at 6600 MS-63 North, the new Moss Point Captain D’s features the brand’s vibrant, coastal design and welcoming atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy high-quality seafood with warm hospitality at an affordable price.

With a spacious dining room seating 40, the restaurant also has carry-out and call-ahead ordering options, as well as a drive-thru equipped with state-of-the-art technology for efficiency and speed.

Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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