Captain D’s, a fast-food chain that specializes in fried seafood, plans to expand into metro Baton Rouge.

The chain said it expects to open 10 to 15 franchise stores in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, West Baton Rouge and St. Mary parishes.

Nashville, Tennessee-based Captain D’s has seven restaurants in Louisiana, including two in Monroe and one each in Alexandria, Bossier City, Leesville, Ruston and West Monroe.

Captain D’s had locations for a number of years on Greenwell Springs Road and in Baker and Denham Springs. The chain now has more than 500 locations in 26 states.