Capriotti's To Debut First Illinois Restaurant In Chicago

Acclaimed Sandwich Franchise Continues To Grow National Presence

February 23, 2015 // // LAS VEGAS – The greatest sandwich in America is coming to Chicago! Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first-ever Illinois location, broadening the company's national presence to 17 states and federal districts. Franchisees, Andy Poch and Craig Garofalo will be operating the new restaurant, projected to open in late 2015.

Both Poch and Garofalo have nearly 15 years in combined restaurant management experience. Their expertise in this industry make the pair an ideal candidate to own and operate a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Chicago's competitive marketplace. Garofalo's connection to the brand goes even further back to his childhood, when he first experienced the mouthwatering subs at the original Wilmington, Delaware location. After Poch was introduced to Capriotti's by Garofalo, the pair knew this was exactly the type of business that would stand out in Chicago's crowded food scene for its distinct traditions and quality of ingredients.

Upholding its tradition of slow-roasting whole turkeys in-house each night since 1976, Capriotti's is dedicated to serving one-of-a-kind subs made with quality ingredients. Some of the award-winning sandwiches include the shop's signature creation, The Bobbie®, made with in-house roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and a hint of mayo on a freshly baked roll and the Capastrami®, made with savory hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and cole slaw. Capriotti's also offers a variety of vegetarian sub options like the Veggie Cheese Steak, as well as an assortment of hand-tossed salads such as The Black & Bleu, made with chopped greens, homemade roast beef, diced cucumbers, sweet peppers and bleu cheese crumbles.

"I cannot think of a better way to kick off the New Year than by expanding into a brand new market," said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti's. "Establishing our footprint in a huge metropolis like Chicago is a tremendous feat and perfectly exemplifies our continued efforts to bring the Capriotti's experience to communities and hubs all across the nation."

"What really drew us to Capriotti's and set the concept apart from others was just how much better the sandwiches tasted," said Capriotti's franchisees, Andy Poch and Craig Garofalo. "There is no other concept in the sandwich space that places as much emphasis as Capriotti's does on the quality of the ingredients put into each menu offering."

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About Capriotti's Sandwich Company

Founded in 1976, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, is an award-winning sandwich shop that remains true to their 38 year tradition of slow-roasting whole, all natural turkeys in-house every day. 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 100 company-owned and franchise locations in 16 states and federal districts across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. Their signature sub, The Bobbie®, was voted "The Greatest Sandwich in America" by thousands of readers across the country and reported by For more information, visit

SOURCE Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

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