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