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Over Four Decades of Mind-Blowingly Great Sandwiches

We know there are lots of restaurant brands out there and a lot of options for prospective franchisees. So what makes Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop so much different from the rest? Known for its unique culture, family-friendly atmosphere, high-quality ingredients, and commitment to delivering outstanding customer service, Capriotti’s has gained a cult-like following. If you’re looking for a sound business model with a low investment, high ROI, and food you’re always proud to serve, our sandwich franchise is the perfect opportunity for you.

We set ourselves apart from our competition by providing:

  • High-quality proteins such as slow-roasted Butterball® turkeys and American Wagyu beef
  • Fresh, made-to-order, homemade taste
  • Unrivaled flavor profiles
  • The highest average unit volumes in the sandwich segment
  • Franchisee-focused highly profitable business

Interested In Owning Your Own Capriotti's? Contact us today at (702) 745-5848 or fill out our contact form.

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The Capriotti’s Story

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opened in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976. Brother and sister duo, Alan and Lois Margolet, began with the simple goal to create a unique sandwich shop for “real turkey lovers” using real homemade ingredients. Honoring their Italian heritage, they named their sandwich shop after their grandfather, Philip Capriotti, who loved to cook traditional Italian food.

So it began, the tradition of roasting whole turkeys in-house every night to serve the next day in a variety of popular sandwich recipes—including their signature best-seller, “The Bobbie”. Lines soon formed around the block.

Capriotti’s grew very organically in the Delaware region for the first few years and eventually, Lois decided to retire to Las Vegas. However, retirement wasn’t in the cards and she soon opened a Capriotti’s just off the strip. Again, she found many customers who loved great sandwiches made with fresh homemade ingredients and again Capriotti’s grew to add more locations in Las Vegas!

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A New Era

In 2005, best friends Jason Smylie and Ashley Morris convinced Lois to let them open a location of Capriotti’s because they too had fallen in love with the food! This was the first of what would become three locations for these former college roommates. In 2008, they decided to purchase the company from Lois and her family. Since then, Capriotti’s has worked to develop a top-notch industry structure and has become a national franchise brand.

Over 100 franchise partners have joined and embraced their passion for great food and love of people and have built rewarding businesses. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop has the perfect recipe to help you become a successful franchise sandwich shop partner too.
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What We Stand For

Throughout our 40+ year history, Capriotti’s sandwich franchise has experienced phenomenal growth. But we have never strayed away from what has made us who we are.

The Capriotti’s mission: “To share our passion, one delicious sandwich at a time.”

Every Location that carries the Capriotti’s name is held to the values put in place by Jason and Ashley from the moment they opened their first shop:


  • Passion – Be the best you can be
  • Family – Care about those we serve
  • Integrity – Walk the talk
  • Profitability – Everyone wins
  • Genuineness – Always be 100 percent real
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