Wentzville’s Tommy D’s Pizza to Close, Reopen as Captain D’s

Tommy Ds Pizza

Tommy D’s Pizza co-owner, Matt Olson, confirmed to 70 West Sentinel today that the pizza restaurant on Church Street in downtown Wentzville would be closing down, remodeling, and reopening as a Captain D’s seafood restaurant.

Olson said that the changeover could take place as soon as January of 2018.

“We had a lot of competition [as a pizza restaurant], and there was no seafood place in town,” Olson said. “We’re going to take over that market.”

Tommy D’s founder and co-owner, Tom Durst, was mentioned in an article published on the St. Louis Business Journal website today about the resurgence of Captain D’s restaurants nationwide. “Tom Durst of Tommy D’s, Inc. has signed an agreement to open a new restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri. Durst has over a decade of experience in the foodservice industry . . .”

The 48-year-old Captain D’s franchise has more than 500 locations nationwide. The only Captain D’s currently in St. Charles County is located on Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles.