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 made a decision to name it after their grandfather, Capriotti Menu, 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 competitors and still does. People loved their sandwiches, and word spread about their fresh roasted turkey, quality meats and cheese, fresh rolls and provide. It was a regular occurrence to learn people saying “Capriotti’s makes the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten!”
With time, their popularity grew and in 1987, their cousin, Diane Rizzo, joined them in opening additional locations in Delaware. Signature sandwiches, like 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 30 years 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 is one of the expert on Friendsgiving as pioneers from the acclaimed Thanksgiving-inspired “Bobbie” sandwich. Today, the manufacturer announced it is actually giving fans across the nation a chance 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 is going to 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,” making it the perfect main dish to add spice to any Friendsgiving meal. Capriotti’s will select 50 winners nationwide. Winners will be notified November 22.
“Thanksgiving is a season full of joy, gratitude, friendship and of course, delicious food,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “Naturally, with all 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 with their closest friends as well as a Bobbie – the state food of Friendsgiving – in hand.”
Capriotti’s fans can also join 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 the first find, first use basis and definately will not be valid after use. To sign up, Capriotti’s fans nationwide qdygyj download the CAPAddicts Rewards app through the Apple App Store and Android Store.
With 100 locations across the nation, Capriotti’s is most famous for the 40-year nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-pulling them every morning to feature in a variety of fan-favorite subs. This can include The Bobbie, the CAPastrami, created using hot pastrami, the Cole Turkey, as well as the Cheesesteak.