Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, “Simply the Best Since 1976,” is an emerging chain of limited-service sub sandwich shops. The quickservice concept offers up a variety of signature hot and cold subs made on fresh-baked rolls. The chain is privately held. Sandwich shops may inhabit all types of sites, but the chain is currently targeting high-traffic, high-visibility neighborhood retail centers or anchored retail centers from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet. Seating capacity ranges from 20 to 50. Nontraditional locations such as airports, hotels, convention centers and malls range from 650 to 1,200 square feet with limited or no seating. Takeout and catering services are available. Lois Margolet and her brother Alan opened their first restaurant in 1976 in Wilmington, Delaware. The sandwich shop was named Capriotti’s in honor of their grandfather, Philip Capriotti. Initially known for their fresh-roasted turkey, the concept eventually expanded its menu and added stores in the area.

LocationLas Vegas, Nev.
2009 Systemwide Sales$32,000,000*
% Change in Sales14.7%
2009 U.S. Units58
% Change in Units31.8%
2009 Average Unit Volume$630,000*
% Change in AUV-0.6%
Future 50 Year2010