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 chose to name it after their grandfather, Capriottis Menu, 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 aside from their competition and still does. People loved their sandwiches, and word spread about their fresh roasted turkey, quality meats and cheese, fresh rolls and produce. It was an ordinary occurrence to hear people saying “Capriotti’s makes the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten!”
As time passes, their popularity grew and in 1987, their cousin, Diane Rizzo, joined them in opening additional locations in Delaware. Signature sandwiches, including the “Bobbie®” yet 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 began in Delaware over 30 years ago.
Friendsgiving is the ideal 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 become serving up hand-crafted, award-winning sandwiches and is one of the expert on Friendsgiving as pioneers of the acclaimed Thanksgiving-inspired “Bobbie” sandwich. Today, the manufacturer announced it really is giving fans throughout 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 with the CAPAddicts rewards app will be entered 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 on the soft roll and has been voted “Greatest Sandwich in America,” which makes 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 actually a season packed with joy, gratitude, friendship and naturally, delicious food,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “Naturally, with all the Bobbie as being a staple item on the Capriotti’s menu, we have been excited to invite fans throughout 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 networking. 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 the first find, first use basis and can no longer 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 throughout the nation, Capriotti’s is most popular because of its 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 includes The Bobbie, the CAPastrami, created using hot pastrami, the Cole Turkey, as well as the Cheesesteak.