Lois Margolet and her brother, Alan, started Capriotti’s in 1976. They lived in Little Italy in Wilmington, Delaware, where sandwich shops were abundant, but Lois had a dream about creating something unique. The store began as being a boarded up building beneath their apartment. They made a decision to name it after their grandfather, Capriottis Catering Menu, who loved to cook.
They wanted to create a sandwich for “real turkey lovers,” so they started roasting whole fresh turkeys overnight. This concept set them besides their competitors and still does. People loved their sandwiches, and word spread about their fresh roasted turkey, quality meats and cheese, fresh rolls and produce. It had been a normal occurrence to know people saying “Capriotti’s makes the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten!”
As time passes, their popularity grew and then in 1987, their cousin, Diane Rizzo, joined them in opening additional locations in Delaware. Signature sandwiches, such as the “Bobbie®” and others, were introduced. The formula was so successful that franchising was offered. Today, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops located across the country and continue the tradition started in Delaware over 3 decades ago.
Friendsgiving is the ideal time of year when friends across the nation gather to indulge in a delicious meal together to celebrate their friendship. Since 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop continues to be serving up hand-crafted, award-winning sandwiches and is considered the expert on Friendsgiving as pioneers of the acclaimed Thanksgiving-inspired “Bobbie” sandwich. Today, the company announced it is giving fans across the nation an opportunity to kick off Friendsgiving festivities the right way – with free Bobbies, the state food of Friendsgiving.
Now through November 21, loyal fans who order with the CAPAddicts rewards app will likely be entered directly into win a free catering tray of Capriotti’s Bobbie sandwiches – piled high with hand-pulled turkey off the bone, tangy cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and mayo. The Bobbie is Thanksgiving over a soft roll and it has been voted “Greatest Sandwich in America,” which makes it an ideal main dish to enhance any Friendsgiving meal. Capriotti’s will select 50 winners nationwide. Winners will likely be notified November 22.
“Thanksgiving is actually a season packed with joy, gratitude, friendship and naturally, delicious food,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “Naturally, with The Bobbie as being a staple item on the Capriotti’s menu, our company is excited to invite fans over the nation to celebrate this holiday making use of their closest friends as well as a Bobbie – the official food of Friendsgiving – in hand.”
Capriotti’s fans can also join in on the Friendsgiving fun on social media. The company is hosting an electronic “Wild Turkey Chase,” placing 50 $10-off coupons across Capriotti’s digital channels like Twitter, Facebook and the Capriotti’s website. Coupons will work on a first find, first use basis and definately will not be valid after use. To participate in, Capriotti’s fans nationwide qdygyj download the CAPAddicts Rewards app with the Apple App Store and Android Store.
With 100 locations over the nation, Capriotti’s is most well-known for its 40-year nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-pulling them each morning to feature in a selection of fan-favorite subs. This includes The Bobbie, the CAPastrami, made out of hot pastrami, the Cole Turkey, and the Cheesesteak.