Capriotti’s Expands Virginia Footprint with Three Unit Franchise Deal in Hampton Roads
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Capriotti’s Expands Virginia Footprint with Three Unit Franchise Deal in Hampton Roads

Fast-Casual Sandwich Chain to Debut State’s Second Shop in Newport News

May 15, 2017 // // LAS VEGAS - Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has signed a franchise agreement that will bring up to three new restaurants to the greater Hampton Roads, Virginia area over the next three years, with the first restaurant slated to open early next year in Newport News.

Capriotti’s is most famous for its 40-year nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-shredding them each morning to feature in a variety of fan-favorite subs. This includes The Bobbie, the shop’s acclaimed best-seller, made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a soft roll.

The new Virginia locations will be owned and operated by a local husband and wife entrepreneurial team. Gray Coltrin has been a life-long fan of The Bobbie and her husband, Charles, discovered the sandwich on a business trip to New Castle, DE and was instantly hooked. The two have been loyal fans of the food for years and have decided to jump into franchising to bring the brand to their hometown.

“Gray and I cannot wait to bring Capriotti’s to the Virginia Coast,” said Charles Coltrin. “We are confident the Hampton Roads area will fall in love with the high quality, flavorful sandwiches, just as we did. There are a lot of great places to eat in Newport News already, but we know a restaurant like Capriotti’s doesn’t exist yet.”

Capriotti’s has more than 100 fast-casual sandwich restaurant locations across the country, with a strong presence on the East Coast and West Coast. There is currently one other Virginia Capriotti’s location in Rosslyn.

“We are excited to further build momentum for the Capriotti’s brand on the East Coast,” said David Bloom, Chief Development Officer. “The Southeastern part of Virginia is experiencing growth in the restaurant space and we are happy to be a part of it with franchise partners that appreciate the quality of food as our differentiator.”

Capriotti’s will open 15 new shops in 2017 and aims to grow the brand to 500 locations by 2025 through franchising. Throughout Virginia, the brand is looking to partner with new franchisees in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke and the D.C. area. For more information, visit

About Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is an award-winning fast-casual sandwich franchise that remains true to its 40-year tradition of slow-roasting whole, all natural turkeys in-house every day in a welcoming atmosphere. The Bobbie®, Capriotti’s signature sub, was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of readers across the country and reported by Capriotti’s currently has 100 locations in 18 states, and plans to expand to 500 locations nationwide by 2025. For more information on the Capriotti’s franchise opportunity visit Like Capriotti’s on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Instagram.

Media Contact:

Katherine Boncher
Fishman Public Relations

SOURCE Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop


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