They’re quite popular in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Washington. And now they’re coming to Florida. Ever been to a Capriotti’s? The closest one to us at the moment is in Atlanta, but they’ve got big plans to enter the Tampa area with over a dozen locations planned. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop was founded in 1976. They now have over 100 locations around the United States. The first 2 Tampa area locations will open this summer. One will be in Odessa in Starkey Ranch. The other will be in Lutz at the Willow Bend Towne Center. Others will later open in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties.Their signature sub is “The Bobbie.” Think all the leftovers from a Thanksgiving meal. The sandwich “sent me back to when I was 14 years old waking up on Black Friday,” said Scott Crawford one of the partners bringing Capriotti’s to Tampa Bay.
The cheesesteak looks like it has my name on it. We’ll have to see if they can provide some competition to Delco’s in Dunedin. So far, I haven’t found a cheesesteak that can compare with Delco’s. But I’m always ready to try another. Capriotti’s has tons of locations all over Philly so you have to think their cheesesteak game is strong.