Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop to Grow Iowa Presence with Des Moines Restaurant
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Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop to Grow Iowa Presence with Des Moines Restaurant

Fast-Casual Sandwich Chain Continues Midwest Development with New Franchise Agreement

June 14, 2017 // // DES MOINES, Iowa - Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has signed a franchise agreement set to bring a new restaurant to the Des Moines area within the next year. This will mark the first location for the Des Moines market and the fourth location for Iowa.

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. Local entrepreneurial couple and Iowa natives Blake and Kristy Lorber are the franchisees for the Des Moines restaurant.

“We fell in love with Capriotti’s years ago while living in Las Vegas, and when we began looking for a business opportunity, there was no question it had to be Capriotti’s,” said Blake Lorber. “We look forward to introducing the brand to the Des Moines area and contributing to expansion in the Midwest.”

Capriotti’s has more than 100 fast-casual restaurant locations across the country, with a strong presence on the East Coast and West Coast.

“We are excited to continue momentum in Iowa and throughout the region, as we partner with franchise owners who are passionate about the Capriotti’s brand,” said David Bloom, Capriotti’s Chief Development Officer. “Des Moines is primed for development because of its strong economic growth, and the Lorbers are a great fit to bring Capriotti’s to the area.”

Capriotti’s will open 15 new shops in 2017 and will grow the brand to 500 locations by 2025 through franchising. Capriotti’s has franchise opportunities for single and multi-unit developers, and is seeking additional franchise partners in Iowa to develop the Dubuque and Iowa City areas. 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.


Katherine Boncher
Fishman Public Relations

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