Lois Margolet grew up in Wilmington, Delaware in a neighborhood known as Little Italy. She always dreamed of having her own sandwich shop but she knew she needed something unique to stand out from the rest. In 1976, she discovered it. Lois and her brother Alan, opened a sandwich shop named after their grandfather, Philip Capriotti, who loved to cook for them. Their original concept was to capture the hearts of "real turkey lovers." Lois and Alan would roast 10 to 12 whole fresh turkeys every night to ensure every bit was fresh, juicy and flavorful. For 36 years, Capriotti’s has been slow-roasting whole, all natural Butterball turkeys and premium roast beef in-house daily to make their award-winning subs. Capriotti’s hand-crafted subs and unique menu items have won numerous accolades including being named one of the “10 Great Places for a Surprising Sandwich” by USA Today and is a recent winner of “Best of” awards in Delaware, Las Vegas, Dallas, Quad Cities, Eastern Shore and San Diego.
Fans love Capriotti’s famous Bobbie®, made with turkey pulled right off the bone, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, and a touch of mayo. Other Capriotti’s favorites include the Capastrami®, made with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing and the mouthwatering Delaware-style Cheese Steak. Capriotti’s also offers a variety of meatless subs like the Veggie Cole Turkey and Vegetarian Cheese Steak, as well as an assortment of hand-tossed salads prepared fresh for hungry fans and convenient catering options including their popular party trays, box lunches and hot meatball bar.