Fast-food chain Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop has announced the launch of a new franchise unit in Tucson, Arizona.

Located at 1830 E Broadway Blvd, it marks the first Capriotti’s in Tucson. The restaurant is owned by Jose Alvarez and Edward Mingus.

Jose Alvarez is an Air Force veteran who was inspired to open the store, after noticing a lack of food diversity in the area.

Capriotti’s menu will include a wide range of sandwiches such as the Bobbie, which is prepared with fresh oven-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo.

Capastrami is another item, which is prepared using hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and homemade coleslaw.

Another item is the cheesesteak made with steak, chicken and melted cheese plus hot or sweet peppers. It can also be made using Impossible’s plant-based meat.

Alvarez said: “When I first moved to Tucson, I was driving around looking for a place to get lunch. There weren’t many places to get a good sandwich. I wanted to bring Capriotti’s to Tucson to offer residents more options for fresh, high-quality food.”

The restaurant provides the order-ahead option and also undertakes third-party delivery services.

The new outlet will also support the creation of 20 new jobs.

In December 2023, Capriotti’s along with Wing Zone, signed a master franchise agreement with Indian co-fooding platform Village Food Courts (VFC) to open 50 new units in India.

As per the agreement, VFC will be allowed to launch both brands within its food court venues and select delivery kitchens across India in the next five years.

This helps VFC scale up at local shopping malls, airports or at major highways.