About Us

Dan Budd


Dan hails from Hackettstown,  

New Jersey.

An engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dan relocated to Sanibel Island about 20 years ago with his two small children, Eli and Mariah and developed his own construction business here on Sanibel Island. Wildseed Construction, LLC had it's work cut out for it, repairing our devastated islands after Hurricane Charley in 2004. One of his clients was Bridgit and her small restaurant on Captiva. The rest is history.

Bridgit Stone-Budd


Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bridgit studied Business at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and worked in sales for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in NYC. She moved to Sanibel in 2002 with Connor and Kate 

(7 and 5 at the time) and opened her second restaurant on Captiva in 2004. 

(Just as Hurricane Charley was about to strike.) 

Bridgit met Dan during the aftermath of Charley. 

One look at the cute GC and it was love at first sight.

Our Mission


We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we start with Grade A Prime and always fresh, never frozen chicken and why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers and markets. We treat our all of our food with tender loving care, to the peak of yum. 

Our signature marinade and breading bring out the unique flavors in every piece of chicken we cook. The Pecking order is a family affair conceived by Bridgit and Dan Budd, with plenty of input from ​their children, Eli, Connor, Mariah and Kate. Dan and Bridgit are longtime islanders and look forward to comforting your hearts, souls and bellies with food and fellowship.  

Our other passions.



Every year, for the past 15 or more years, we have been going to Saint Marc, Haiti to build schools, churches and growing fields for rice and beans. Read more: 


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Wildseed Construction has been remodeling Sanibel and Captiva Islands for over 20 years. Dan has  working knowledge of the state, county and local City of Sanibel laws and codes. Do it right the first time and call Dan today for your free consult.


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Bridgitslife.com is a joint venture between the wildlife of Sanibel Island and Bridgit's passion for capturing it (through photos) 

100% of the proceeds of all purchases in-store or online go to the children of Saint Marc, Haiti.

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