The wait is over, CAPaddicts. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will open Monday, Dec. 15. The first 50 persons in line will earn free subs for a year, and the second 50 persons will get a free nine-inch sub on opening day, the company posted on its Capriotti’s Georgetown Facebook page. Of course, there is also an app.
The Delaware-based sandwich shop will make its debut at 34th and M Streets, NW, in the vacant building that housed Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory and before that the famed Cellar Door music joint. On the west side of town, the shop is a few blocks from Georgetown University and its student population.
Capriotti’s is already downtown at 18th and M Streets, NW, and in Roslyn, Va., on Wilson Boulevard.
Established in 1976 in Wilmington, Del., Capriotti’s is named for the grandfather of founders Lois Margolet and her brother Alan and distinguished itself from other sandwich shops with its turkey sandwiches. It is often touted as a favorite spot of Vice President Joe Biden, formerly a senator from Delaware.
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.
The Georgetown Capriotti’s is at 3347 M St., NW, and owned by franchisee George Vincent Jr. It opens daily at 11 a.m.; its phone number is 202-659-3354.