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Vegas-based Capriotti's Makes Bet on Chicago With Plans for Three Restaurants

Sandwich maker targets downtown for first location set to open in late 2015.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Las Vegas-based Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is placing a bet on Chicago with a three-restaurant expansion plan. Ownership wants to enter the Chicago market with a downtown restaurant first, opening in late 2015. The other two are slated to open later.

The chain consists of more than 100 stores across 16 states and DC. A spokesman didn't disclose the exact location for the first Chicago spot, only saying that it will be downtown. Locations for the two other Chicago-area restaurants have yet to be determined, the spokesman added.

The specialty sandwich maker debuted in 1976 in Delaware and draws rave reviews for selections including "The Bobbie." That's a sub-sandwich ode to Thanksgiving with oven-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayonnaise. Vegetarian options also appear on the menu including veggie turkey and veggie cheesesteak.