In 1976, long-time Wilmington, Del., resident Lois Margolet quit her full-time job to open a sandwich shop on North Union Street with her brother, Alan. The siblings named the eatery after their grandfather, and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop was born. Their mission was to make sandwiches for "real turkey lovers," and so they began to roast whole fresh turkeys overnight, a concept that no other sandwich shop in the area offered at the time. They began by cooking one turkey every night, but growing demand soon ensured that they were roasting a dozen birds each evening. In 1987, Lois and Alan welcomed their cousin, Diane Rizzo, as a third partner in the business, and together they introduced their signature sandwiches menu, which includes The Bobbie.
The Bobbie is the perfect sandwich for lovers of Thanksgiving leftovers, as it comprises fresh-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, and a little bit of mayonnaise. In fact, it’s named after the founders’ Aunt Bobbie, who was famous in the family for always making post-Thanksgiving sandwiches with leftovers. Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but if you’re already craving a sandwich made of the delicious scraps from our nation’s most famous feast, Capriotti’s has locations in 16 states, and they’ve got your back year-round.