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 a boarded up building beneath their apartment. They decided to name it after their grandfather, Capriottis Locations, who loved to cook.
They wanted to make a sandwich for “real turkey lovers,” therefore they started roasting whole fresh turkeys overnight. This idea set them apart from their competition but still does. People loved their sandwiches, and word spread about their fresh roasted turkey, quality meats and cheese, fresh rolls and produce. It was a regular occurrence to hear people saying “Capriotti’s 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, such as the “Bobbie®” as well as others, were introduced. The formula was so successful that franchising was offered. Today, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops located around the country and continue the tradition began in Delaware over thirty years ago.
Friendsgiving is the best time of the year when friends over 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 is considered the expert on Friendsgiving as pioneers of the acclaimed Thanksgiving-inspired “Bobbie” sandwich. Today, the company announced it is giving fans over the nation an 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 from the CAPAddicts rewards app is going to be entered directly into win a free of charge catering tray of Capriotti’s Bobbie sandwiches – piled high with hand-pulled turkey off of 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,” rendering it the ideal main dish to spice up any Friendsgiving meal. Capriotti’s will select 50 winners nationwide. Winners will likely be notified November 22.
“Thanksgiving is a season full of 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 throughout the nation to celebrate this holiday using their closest friends and a Bobbie – the state food of Friendsgiving – in hand.”
Capriotti’s fans can also participate 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 as well as the Capriotti’s website. Coupons will work on a first find, first use basis and will no longer 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 across the nation, Capriotti’s is most famous because of 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 consists of The Bobbie, the CAPastrami, made out of hot pastrami, the Cole Turkey, as well as the Cheesesteak.