Continually setting the tone for an aggressive year of development in 2022, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone announced the signing of 17 franchise agreements in the third quarter, bringing an additional 43 stores to 11 states across the country. The signings will add 23 Capriotti’s and 20 Wing Zone locations to the development pipeline. The Q3 agreements will expand both brands into new territories – bringing award-winning food to new areas across the country. 

Third quarter signings for Capriotti’s include:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • New York City
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cherry Hill, NJ 
  • Dothan, AL 
  • Ft. Walton/Destin, FL
  • Kalispell, MT


In the third quarter, Wing Zone will develop its brand in:

  • New York City
  • Tyler, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Las Vegas
  • Pinellas, FL
  • Hernando, FL
  • Citrus, FL
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Western Colorado
  • Kalispell, MT


“Closing out the third quarter with the addition of 43 new stores to our development pipeline is getting us one step closer to our ultimate goal and further proves the strength of both brand’s business models,” says David Bloom, Chief Development and Operating Officer for Capriotti’s and Wing Zone. “The momentum we have witnessed thus far proves furthermore our dedication to expanding our national footprint to bring the high-quality menu items that customers expect to more communities.”

“In addition to being acknowledged for our aggressive development plans and multi-unit signings with new and existing franchisees, it’s incredible to receive brand recognition for the bigger picture items,” adds Bloom. “We will never stop working to provide a top-tier working environment for employees and franchisees, and are humbled to be voted as such. The culture we implement in our day-to-day operations is a top priority for both brands, which is why we continue to find ourselves ranked on these prestigious lists.”

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. Capriotti’s AUV remains impressive with the top 25 percent averaging over $1.3 million, with contributions from newly-opened stores in 2022 producing a sales average of 50 percent higher than the brand’s AUV of $994,847.

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