2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$500,000
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About Us

Lois Margolet always had a dream to open her own sandwich shop while growing up in a Delaware town known as Little Italy. With an excess of competition in the area Lois knew she had to provide something unique. Partnering with her brother, Alan, they opened their own ship and named it after their grandfather, Philip Capriotti.

It took a lot of years and a lot of in-house smoked turkeys for Capriotti's to become a household name. This family tradition that began over 3 decades ago is now offering franchises to entrepreneurs around country.

Why Choose Capriotti's?

There is no better time than NOW to start exploring an opportunity with Capriotti's. We stand above and beyond the competition because:

  • We consider our franchise owners to be family and provide ongoing support to make your business successful.
  • Our food is FRESH and of the BEST quality! Our turkey and roast beef are homemade. That's what makes them taste so good!
  • We have a UNIQUE menu with specialty subs that keep customers coming back!


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  • What's Up Magazine - "Best of Eastern Shore 2011" - Best Cheese Steak
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal - "Best of Las Vegas" - Best Sub Sandwich
  • River Cities' Reader "Best of the Quad Cities" - Best New Restaurant
  • Frommer's Travel Guide "Best of Las Vegas" - Best Inexpensive Meal
  • Out & About Magazine –"Best Sub/Steak Shop"
  • Best of – "Best Sandwich"
  • Sandleman & Associates "Award of Excellence" – Ranked #1 in the Nation for Customer Satisfaction

Ideal Candidate

Our franchisees are an integral part of our family and there are certain things we require from them including:

  • Have a proven leadership background in business or quick service food.
  • Have the financial resources to open one or multiple restaurant locations (Net worth of at least $1,000,000 with $500,000 in liquid assets ready to use for the business).
  • Commitment to following the Capriotti's system precisely.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Have ambition and drive.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service.


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Definitely fresh, superior quality and wholesome products were an easy choice. The idea of no microwaves, turkey and roast beef made on site was surprising. And a support group of warm knowledgeable people a phone call away was surreal. Capriotti's obviously has a winning formula.M - Joe Tuzzolino

Where can you go and get "hands-on" service old-school style, in a fast food world and still walk out with a quality product? Hardly anywhere, with the exception of Capriotti's, a sandwich shop with zero egos and zero pretentiousness, but with that "east coast edge". You won't see marble floors, flashy paint schemes, or wireless headsets... just hard working employees taking orders on pen and paper, and building a product that goes unmatched.

All of this, combined with a rock-solid support team, is exactly why we became franchisees. With over 25 years experience between us in the food and beverage industry, we definitely know what the public wants: great "hands-on" service and a quality product. And, that's what Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is all about. If you don't believe it, just ask the people. - Corey Melendrez and Thomas Gourley

I became a part of Capriotti's in 1993 when my cousins asked me if I wanted to be involved in the Dover, Delaware store. I loved it from the first day! I remember being so impressed with the quality of food, the cleanliness and the friendly, family atmosphere towards the customers. I trained at the Union Street store in Wilmington, DE with my cousin Cindy (who, like me is a "stickler" for neatness). I was amazed how the staff knew all the customers and what they ate!

I enjoyed Capriotti's so much that I opened a second store in Dover near Dover Air Force Base. We have flight crews from all over the world and the men tell us that people can't wait to get to Capriotti's. We are known in England, France, Spain and the Middle East!

My cousin Lois, had an idea for exceptional food and outstanding customer service and it "took off". Even today, I am so proud to be a part of not only our family but the new Capriotti's Sandwich Shop family. It is a very nice feeling to answer the phone and say "Capriotti's by the Air Base". - Denise Watkins

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