Capriotti’s co-founder Lois Margolet dies
Lois Margolet, co-founder of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, died Thursday of lung cancer at her home in Las Vegas, the company said Friday. She was 68.
“Lois was a bright, giving, extraordinary woman and a pioneer in the sandwich and franchise industry,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Las Vegas-based Capriotti’s, in a statement to Nation’s Restaurant News.
Margolet and her brother, Alan Margolet, launched Capriotti’s in 1976, in Wilmington, Del., naming the restaurant after their grandfather, Philip Capriotti.
“The brand she created is not just a sandwich shop; it is an institution in Delaware,” said Morris, adding that the