Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc. Franchise

Capriotti’s is a fast-casual restaurant chain whose franchises earn exceptional returns by selling the best tasting, highest quality food in an attractive setting. Their Butterball turkeys, hand-rolled meatballs, and top-choice beef are crafted with care daily. 

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Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc. Franchise Opportunity

Cappriotti’s Sandwich Shop was founded by Lois Margolet and her brother, Alan, in 1976, in Wilmington, Delaware, where sandwich shops were abundant. They knew they  needed to set their business apart from the competition, so they focused on creating the perfect sandwich for “real turkey lovers” by roasting whole, fresh turkeys overnight. They were later joined by their cousin, Diane Rizzo, who opened additional locations which were equally successful. In fact, their commitment to the highest quality food combined with their unique business formula proved to be so successful, they began to offer franchising.

Today, their fanatically-delicious, slow-roasted, hand-pulled Butterball® turkey, hand-rolled meatballs, and American Wagyu steak provide the solid foundation that sets them apart from any and all competitors in the sandwich space. These not only serve as the meat of their sandwiches but also as the meat of their brand.

The company’s mission is to share their passion, one sandwich at a time. Today, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops are located around the block and across the country as they continue the tradition that started in Delaware over 30 years ago.

Cappriotti’s six simple ingredients for success include:

  1. Incredible Product
  2. Strong Vendor Network
  3. Innovation & Technology
  4. Simplified Operations
  5. Marketing Support
  6. Company Culture

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Business Model

Capriotti’s offers a three-unit development agreement, allowing franchise partners to lockdown up to three territories for growth. The development schedule is one unit opened per year over a three-year time period. Larger development agreements are available.

Key Benefits

Capriotti’s is one of the fastest growing sandwich brands in the US. From site selection through the opening and beyond, we are working with you. Our systems and processes are best in class, built for multi-unit operators with efficiency, scalability and profitability built right in. Our franchise partners can’t say enough about the winning Capriotti’s brand.

Marketing Support

Our ‘shop launch” marketing programs are catered to each individual market opening. Beyond opening our marketing team is constantly building market-specific programs with our franchise partners.

Training Programs

CAPMastery is the term we use for our amazing training and support programs. From our Manager in Training program to our on-site pre-opening training to our ongoing franchise business coaching. franchise partners are never alone in the road to success.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc. Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $413,000 - $739,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $500,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $150,000

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc. Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top 200
2021 Top Food
2021 Top

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Capriotti’s is a fast-casual restaurant chain whose franchises earn exceptional returns by selling the best tasting, highest quality food in an attractive setting. Their Butterball turkeys, hand-rolled meatballs, and top-choice beef are crafted with care daily. 

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  • Cash Required: $150,000
  • Net Worth Required: $500,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $413,000 - $739,000
  • Franchising Since: 1985
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 155

Available Markets

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AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY