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, Capriottis, 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 apart from their competitors but still does. People loved their sandwiches, and word spread about their fresh roasted turkey, quality meats and cheese, fresh rolls and provide. It absolutely was a normal occurrence to hear people saying “Capriotti’s helps make 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, like the “Bobbie®” and others, were introduced. The formula was 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 best time of 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 considered the expert on Friendsgiving as pioneers from the acclaimed Thanksgiving-inspired “Bobbie” sandwich. Today, the manufacturer announced it is giving fans over the nation a chance to kick off Friendsgiving festivities the right way – with free Bobbies, the state 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 totally free 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 on the soft roll and it has been voted “Greatest Sandwich in America,” rendering it an 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 not to mention, delicious food,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “Naturally, using the Bobbie being a staple item on the Capriotti’s menu, we have been excited to invite fans throughout the nation to celebrate this holiday making use of their closest friends along with a Bobbie – the state food of Friendsgiving – in hand.”
Capriotti’s fans can also take part in on the Friendsgiving fun on social networking. The company is hosting an electronic “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 can 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 well-known for the 40-year nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-pulling them each morning to feature in a number of fan-favorite subs. This consists of The Bobbie, the CAPastrami, created using hot pastrami, the Cole Turkey, as well as the Cheesesteak.