Merrick Seafood, the popular family owned Cape Coral restaurant, seafood market and distributor, was recently featured on a new CNBC business show called "Billion Dollar Buyer". The object of the show is for Tilman Fertitta, businessman and host of the show, to review various businesses, determine where they are strong and where they could use improvement, and then provide advice on how to grow their business.

Merrick not only passed the test, but signed a multi-business, multi-coast distribution deal to provide wholesale business across the state. Since the show aired, the seafood store and Fish Tales,  it's adjoining restaurant at 1229 SE 47th Street in Cape Coral, have seen a big boost in business. The Merrick Seafood family recently celebrated 25 years in business.The national exposure was another great shot in the arm for Cape Coral.