Capriotti's and Wing Zone Close Out Record-Setting Year

    Industry News | January 10, 2023
    Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop interior of restaurant.
    Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
    This year, Capriotti's and Wing Zone were celebrated and recognized by industry leaders and peers for their technological innovation and impressive performance in several aspects

    As 2022 comes to a close, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop (Capriotti's) and Wing Zone announced on Tuesday yet another triumphant quarter to round out a record-breaking year for both brands in 2022. With the signing of 9 area development agreements in Q4 equating to a total of 92 new locations, Capriotti's is closing out the year with a total of 235 new shops—99 Capriotti's and 136 Wing Zones.  

    The Q4 area developer agreements will expand both brands into new territories in the U.S. and abroad—bringing award-winning food to new fans across the globe. These signings will develop the Capriotti's brand in:  

    • St. Louis, MO
    • Kalispell, MT
    • Illinois
    • Republic of India
    • Philippines

     

    On top of Capriotti's expansion, Wing Zone will grow its presence in:

    • St. Louis, MO
    • Tifton, GA 
    • Albany, GA 
    • Bainbridge, GA 
    • Norwalk, CA
    • Cerritos, CA
    • Whittier, CA
    • Alamitos, CA
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Republic of India
    • Philippines

     

    "I have been nothing short of impressed and proud of the rapid growth rate we were able to see across both brands throughout this past year," says David Bloom, Chief Development and Operating Officer for Capriotti's and Wing Zone. "Our team's dedication to bringing these quality sandwich and wing concepts to new territories across the world is what has allowed us to expand both our national and international footprints with a total of 235 new shops between both Capriotti's and Wing Zone in 2022, with big plans for further expansion in 2023."

    This year, Capriotti's and Wing Zone were celebrated and recognized by industry leaders and peers for their technological innovation and impressive performance in several aspects. For the first time ever, Capriotti's was able to land a spot on Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 5000 list, the most respected ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

    Other wins for Capriotti's and Wing Zone in 2022 include the signing of a 50-unit Master Franchise agreement with Village Food Courts (VFC) to expand both brands in the Republic of India, the signing of a 30-unit franchise agreement with Viva Group to bring Wing Zone to the Philippines, Wing Zone opening the first robotic outfitted ghost kitchen in Pasadena, California, and Wing Zone opening their first brick and mortar location in the state of California. 

    "Our dedicated franchisees, employees, and fans have been a vital part of our global recognition and growth," adds Bloom. "Having sold 235 new Capriotti's and Wing Zone locations in 2022, 80 of them being international, we are confident in our position for further growth and success in 2023." 

    Founded in 1976, 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 subs. This includes The Bobbie, the shop's acclaimed best-seller, made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo on a soft roll. Founded in 1993, Wing Zone is an international fast-casual restaurant franchise known for its cooked-to-order, flavor-fused chicken wings, and tenders.   

    Both brands are backed by a corporate leadership team that offers a continuous support program for franchise partners through online and field programs, which provides significant support for marketing, retail sales, operations, and growth strategies through every stage of their ownership. 

    News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by WTWH Media LLC.