The Delaware-based sandwich shop Capriotti’s plans to open at 34th and M Streets, NW, in the vacant building that housed Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory and before that the famed Cellar Door music joint.
There is a Capriotti’s already in downtown near Dupont Circle at 18th and M Streets, NW, run by franchisee George Vincent Jr., who confirmed the expansion to Georgetown at 3347 M St., NW. No set time was announced, but Vincent said he hoped that it might open in the fall.
Today, Capriotti’s also opened a Rosslyn location. The new store, boasting the company’s iconic brick wall logo, is the inaugural restaurant for the franchise in Virginia, and is located at 1500 Wilson Blvd.
Established in 1976 in Wilmington, Del., Capriotti’s has distinguished itself from other sandwich shops by slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house each night and hand-pulling the meat the next morning for its signature subs. It is touted as a favorite spot of Vice President Joe Biden, formerly a senator from Delaware.
Since then, the affordable sandwich chain has received “Best of” awards across the country for their fresh ingredients and unique fare. Its acclaimed best-selling sub, the Bobbie, is a taste of Thanksgiving with its freshly roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and homemade stuffing, and was voted winner of the “2014 World Cup of Sandwiches” by the Washington Post.
The restaurant serves a large selection of salads, cold and hot subs and sandwiches and a variety of vegetarian options.
Since its first shop opened 38 years ago, Capriotti’s has expanded to more than 100 locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia.