Capriotti’s Annual Franchisee Convention Honors Owners For Superior Service And Sales

Capriotti's "Franchisee of the Year" was awarded to Katie and James Gimbel of Davenport, Iowa

Capriotti's "Franchisee of the Year" was awarded to Katie and James Gimbel of Davenport, Iowa

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, a leader in fresh, unique and award-winning sandwiches, recognized the franchisees who have fully dedicated themselves to the 36 year tradition of quality sandwiches and unparalleled customer service at its Fourth Annual Capriotti’s Franchisee Convention. Multiple award winners were presented by Ashley Morris, Chief Executive Officer at the closing banquet dinner. Excellence was recognized in 15 different categories.

Capriotti’s recognized Doug McCartin, owner of Kenmare Enterprises, LLC.’s Kent Island location in Maryland as “Restaurant of the Year” for cleanliness, sales, above average restaurant evaluation scores, stellar service excellence and consistent use of approved products and vendors. For excelling at operations and best representing the Capriotti’s brand, “Franchisee of the Year” was awarded to Katie and James Gimbel of Davenport, IA who are soon opening another location in Cedar Rapids, IA. “Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year” was given to Jim Armistead and Karl Storm of Capstorm LLC for their extraordinary management of locations in Glen Mills and West Grove, Pennsylvania.

“Capriotti’s wants to thank all of our outstanding franchisees for their hard work and dedication throughout the last 36 years. These awards are but a small token of gratitude to some of this year’s truly phenomenal members of the Capriotti’s family,” says Ashley Morris, Capriotti’s CEO. “We are so grateful to have such an abundance of outstanding partners across the country. With Capriotti’s rapid growth, it is wonderful to have franchisees that are so truly dedicated to the brand and all that it represents.”

Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Company is a multiple award-winning specialty sandwich retailer with more than 78 company-owned and franchise locations in twelve states across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Nevada. With a reputation for gourmet taste, Capriotti’s prides itself on using the freshest ingredients in order to provide customers with a taste of home in every bite. Their signature sandwich, the Bobbie, was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of readers across the country and reported by For more information, visit