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Qualifications for Prospective Franchise Partners

Wondering what it takes to get started with our sandwich franchise? Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is looking for partners aligned with our core values—passion, profitability, integrity, and genuineness—and who also fit our “family” culture. Maintaining the Capriotti’s culture is very important to us, as we believe these values are the key ingredients for a successful future. Additionally, the ideal franchise owner will have high levels of business acumen and a proven track record of growing a business.

Though restaurant experience is fantastic, it is not required. Prospective owners should be passionate about the food we serve, dedicated to always being a brand ambassador, and fully understand why the customer experience is so vital to who we are and what we do.

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In addition to everything listed above, prospective franchisees should also have the capital to fund their investment:

Investment Information

Franchise Fee: $40,000
Development Service Fee: $10,000
Architectural/Engineering Fees & Project Management: $15,000 - $32,500
Professional Services: $2,000 - $8,000
Permits and Licensing: $3,000 - $17,000
Security Deposits: $3,100 - $15,000
Leasehold Improvements:

$142,000 - $290,000

Furniture, Fixtures, equipment and Smallwares:

$100,000 - $175,000

Interior Décor:

$4,000 - $13,000

Exterior Signage:

$5,000 - $21,000

Menu Boards:

$800 - $2,000

POS System:

$6,200 - $20,000



Opening Inventory:

$7,000 - $15,000

Shop Launch Marketing Plan:


Pre-Opening Mock Operations:


Insurance (3 Months):

$1,000 - $2,000

Additional Funds (3 Months):

$30,000 - $40,000

TOTAL (excluding real estate purchase and lease costs):

$417,100 - $748,500

Complete Investment Information is available in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Earning Potential

Capriotti’s is proud to have over 160 locations in 26 states, with $108 million in system-wide sales (as of December 31, 2021). The top 25% of our owners have averaged nearly $1.3 million* in annual sales, which is higher than other sandwich franchise competitors. The average unit volume for all affiliate-owned restaurants open during all of 2021 is $1,076,011.

*$1,308,067 is the average unit volume of the top 25% of all 89 franchised Capriotti’s shops in operation for the entire calendar year ending December 31, 2021.

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Inside the restaurant

Opportunity & Investment

  • $933K

    Average Unit Volume

  • 1.3M††

    AUV for Top 25% of Shops

  • $480K†††

    4-Year Avg. Investment

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Simple Ingredients For Success

  • Incredible Fresh Ingredients

    At Capriotti’s, we don’t sacrifice food quality for efficiency. Our Butterball turkeys and top-choice beef are slow-roasted daily, and we hand-roll all our meatballs. Our food is the real deal!

  • Multi-Faceted Support

    From real estate and construction to training and marketing, our franchise partners have guidance every step of the way. Our team will help you master running a tech-driven restaurant and win in your market.

  • One-of-a-Kind Company Culture

    We are uniquely led by owners who started out as Capriotti’s franchisees. Our team is committed to our brand, our quality, and most importantly the success of our franchise partners.

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