The Bobbie, often referred to as “Thanksgiving on a roll,” has been spotlighted in Esquire magazine and on the Food Network, and in 2009 AOL.com named it "The Greatest Sandwich in America."

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, an acclaimed restaurant franchise that first opened its doors in 1976 in the Little Italy section of Wilmington, Delaware is celebrating its birthday today, Wednesday, June 13 by offering $4 small Bobbies all day in select locations.

The Bobbie, often referred to as “Thanksgiving on a roll,” has been spotlighted in Esquire magazine and on the Food Network, and in 2009 AOL.com named it "The Greatest Sandwich in America."

The first Capriotti’s opened without any aspirations of being anything more than a local hoagie shop where they slow-roasted whole turkeys in-house overnight. As its popularity grew, the founders’ friends and family began wanting to expand Capriotti’s in their respective areas, and as a result began franchising in 1987. After moving to Las Vegas in 1991, the founders opened a location in the city and began franchising locally after gaining a foothold in the region. The concept filled a void in the sandwich category with its fresh, homemade premium product and unique flavor profiles.

In 2008, best friends and business partners Ashley Morris and Jason Smylie purchased Capriotti’s after being multi-unit franchisees for three years, increasing the brand’s footprint from 42 units to more than 100 in 18 states and Washington D.C.

Throughout its growth, Capriotti’s has upheld the founder’s tradition of slow-roasting whole all-natural Butterball turkey’s in house and hand shredding them each morning to feature in their extraordinary signature subs and salads. Capriotti’s celebrated sandwiches include, The Bobbie, made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a freshly-baked roll and the Capastrami, made with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and cole slaw. The brand also features a wide array of salads, soups, and delicious vegetarian subs and sandwiches like the Veggie Cole Turkey, made with vegetarian turkey, provolone cheese, cole slaw, and mayo topped with Russian dressing.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Guests can receive a $4 small Bobbie on June 13 at any of the following locations:

4522 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, (302) 998-0096;

510 N. Union St., Wilmington, (302) 571-8929;

120 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, (302) 257-5222;

230 E. Main Street Suite 241, Newark, (302) 454-0200;

708 W. Basin Rd. New, New Castle, (302) 322-6797.

743 N. Broad St., Middletown, (302) 376-7827;

456 West Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, (302) 659-1388;

877 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, (610) 444-4475.