Industry News | December 2, 2010

Capriotti's Signs Deal to Head to Lone Star State

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop inked a deal for expansion into Dallas, marking the company’s first territory in the state of Texas. Overseen by franchisee KCI Investments LLC, the Dallas development is a multiunit deal covering Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, and Denton counties in the greater Dallas Metroplex.

KCI Investments LLC, a quick-serve restaurant investment and operating company, aims to open 50 Capriotti’s restaurants in the Dallas market over a 10-year period. KCI Investments LLC, has years of experience in the quick-service food service and franchise industry and their team is sure to bring a wealth of knowledge to Capriotti’s new endeavor in Texas.

“We at KCI Investments, LCC, are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Capriotti’s in this new and exciting market,” says P.E. Jackson, COO of KCI Investments LLC. “We look forward to introducing Texans to Capriotti’s unparalleled food and customer service in the coming years as well as working with Capriotti’s corporate team to grow the brand.”

The Dallas deal comes on the heels of new expansion deals with Denver and San Diego earlier this year. Capriotti’s has also opened new stores in several existing markets, making 2010 a year of major expansion for the chain, which specializes in in-store roasted turkey and roast beef, as well as fresh-baked breads and fresh ingredients. Capriotti’s is the home of The Bobbie sandwich, which was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” by an AOL reader poll.

“We are thrilled to expand operations into Texas, which is a huge new market for our company,” says Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “We know that KCI Investments’ years of experience in the food service industry will enhance and improve our restaurants, and that the Dallas market will prosper in their capable hands.”

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