Capriotti’s co-founder Lois Margolet dies

January 13, 2017

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.

Photo: Capriotti’s

“The brand she created is not just a sandwich shop; it is an institution in Delaware,” said Morris, adding that the