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.
There is no better time than NOW to start exploring an opportunity with Capriotti's. We stand above and beyond the competition because:
Our franchisees are an integral part of our family and there are certain things we require from them including:
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