Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

The Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise is a sandwich concept that is known for its quality ingredients, fun atmosphere,  and great service. The fast-casual franchise's menu includes delicious sandwiches that can be made with butterball turkey, beef, meatballs, and more. The brand was founded in 1976 by Alan and Lois Margolet and began franchising in 1991. Since then, it has grown to almost 100 locations across the country. The franchise was named after Alan and Lois' grandfather, who enjoyed cooking traditional Italian food. This is an attractive franchise opportunity for prospective franchise owners because of the franchise's real estate assistance, multi-unit development and ghost kitchen opportunities, and marketing programs. 

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Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


There's nothing like a local sandwich shop to bring a community together. If you want to cash in on the $47 billion fast-casual restaurant sector, look no further than the Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise. On top of being known for its delicious sandwiches that can be topped with turkey and meatballs, customers also appreciate the franchise's friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The franchise was founded in 1976 by Alan and Lois Margolet in Wilmington, Delaware. They named the brand after their grandfather, who enjoyed cooking traditional Italian food. It began franchising in 1991. Since then, it has grown to almost 100 locations across the country. This is an attractive franchise opportunity for prospective franchise owners because of the franchise's real estate assistance, multi-unit development and ghost kitchen opportunities, and marketing programs. Additionally, you will enjoy the sandwich franchise's simple operations, technology that allows for mobile and catering orders, and a strong vendor network. You also don't need previous restaurant experience. All you need is a passion for customer service and plan to develop at least three locations, which are added streams of revenue for you. 
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that breaks down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. You will also receive marketing tools, site selection and buildout support, grand opening support, and ongoing training for the entire time you have with the franchise. Veterans are also incentivized to invest in the franchise with a 10% discount on the initial franchise fee. Your initial investment is between $105,000 - $653,000. 

Company Details

First franchise: 1991
Founded:  1976
Headquarters: Las Vegas, NV
Canada:  No
International: No 
B2B: No
Exclusive Territory: Yes
Mobile/home-based: No

Support and Training Offered By Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

You can expect an initial training program that breaks down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. You will also receive marketing tools,  site selection and buildout support, grand opening support, and ongoing training for the entire time you have with the franchise.  

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Franchise.

What does a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Franchise Cost?

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise fees for 2024:

Veterans Incentive: Yes, 15% off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000 - $40,000
Cash Requirement: $150,000 - $300,000
Net Worth Requirement: $300,000 - $1,000,000
Initial Investment: $105,000 - $653,000

Is Capriotti's Sandwich Shop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Capriotti's Sandwich Shop a Home Based franchise?

No. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchisees make. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Looking for International franchisees?

No. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Capriotti's Sandwich Shop's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Franchises for Sale

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