Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop has signed franchise agreements for three new stores in Delaware. Local entrepreneurs David Carpenter, Jeff Kaczmarczyk and Penne Finkley will open the stores over the next three years.
The chain is known for hand-crafted sandwiches, such as cheese steaks, hot pastrami and coleslaw, and The Bobbie — a hearty combination of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Capriotti’s launched in Delaware in 1976 and has since become a national chain.The parent company announced franchise agreements for 12 new stores in Colorado, six in northern Utah and three in South Dakota.
“We have made significant strides over the past year in improving operations, efficiency and technology, all while still providing our fresh, house made menu items,” said David Bloom, Capriotti’s chief development officer. “This hard work is reflected by our onboarding of new, quality franchise partners and valued recognition in the industry. We’re looking forward to building on this momentum and bringing new Capriotti’s locations to people across the country in 2018.”
The top 25 percent of shops average $376,000 in initial investment, according to the company.
Capriotti’s touts continuous support for franchisees. Through a program called CAPMastery, store owners can access information on marketing, retail sales, operations and growth strategies.