January 14, 2013 // Franchising.com // WILMINGTON, NC – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop introduces “The Greatest Sandwich in America” to the state of North Carolina today with their 88th location. Residents of Wilmington can celebrate the arrival of nationally renowned gourmet sub shop, famous for their 36 year tradition of in-house roasted turkey and roast beef. Franchisees Tony Karboski and Connie Mearkle will own and operate the new shop opening in their home community of Wilmington.
Capriotti’s is famous for The Bobbie, voted “Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of AOL readers and crafted with a mixture of hand-pulled light and dark turkey meat, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and touch of mayo on a freshly baked roll. With recent accolades including one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to Bite Into a Surprising Sandwich” and “Best of” awards in multiple markets including, Dallas, San Diego, Eastern Shores, Las Vegas and their home state, Delaware, Capriotti’s will add a flavorful touch to Wilmington with signature subs such as the Capastrami, made with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and cole slaw and the hot Cheesesteak with premium grilled steak and melted white American Cheese. For a fresh twist on Capriotti’s same great ingredients, guests can indulge in a hand tossed salad, such as the Chopped Italian Salad, made with mixed greens, salami, capacolla, pepper ham, provolone cheese, garbanzo beans, black oliv
es, tomatoes and diced cucumbers.
“My wife, Connie and I decided to leave the corporate world in Maryland to return to our home state to start a new chapter. We then fell in love with Capriotti’s and jumped at the opportunity to introduce our neighbors to their extraordinary sandwiches,” said Tony Karboski, Capriotti’s franchisee. “We are eager to bring Capriotti’s great taste to this tight knit community and open even more restaurants in North Carolina in the not-too-distant future.”
“We look forward to bringing North Carolina our award-winning sandwiches and we promise to impress with our unique sandwiches and unmatched flavor,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “This is another exciting step in Capriotti’s national expansion and we cannot wait for Wilmington, NC residents to taste our subs for the first time!”
Capriotti’s is located at 3501 Oleander Dr. #2 Wilmington, NC 28403 in Hanover Center next to Stein Mart. To reach Capriotti’s call 910-833-8049. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm. For general information, franchising or catering, please visit www.capriottis.com.
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, is an award-winning sandwich shop that remains true to their 36 year tradition of slow-roasting whole, all natural turkeys in-house nightly. Capriotti’s fresh ingredients, homemade 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. Capriotti’s cold, grilled and vegetarian subs, cheese steaks and salads are available at more than 80 company-owned and franchise locations in twelve states across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Nevada. Their signature sub, Bobbie®, was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of readers across the country and reported by AOL.com. For more information, visit www.cap