The first retail business in Folsom Ranch, south of highway 50 is set to open its doors to the public this Thursday. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will begin serving the first of its hearty hand-crafted grinders its known for this Thursday. 

The much anticipated eatery is one of several retailers components that will are slated to fill the the, center known as The Shops, the first retail component of many to come across the the 3,585-acre Folsom Ranch Development. The eatery is just on the south side if Highway 50 and sits on the eastern side of East Bidwell Street and sits between Alder Creek Parkway and Old Ranch Way, both of which will provide access points to the center. 


Capriotti’s fills a 1,500-foot space in the same building that will be eventually be home to additional eateries, including Bento Box and Slice House, as previously reported in a Folsom Times business article. The center is also home to a Nail Resort and others to come. 

In addition to the Folsom location opening Thursday, Capriotti’s is also opening in the Anatolia community of Rancho Cordova, which is near Mather and the southern region of that city.  The franchisee of the area locations is former Folsom resident Scott Crouch, 53. 


Crouch is a former Intel employee and now lives in nearby Rancho Cordova.  New to the restaurant business, he looks forward to serving the local communities ahead with one of the nation’s growing franchises in Capriotti’s.

“I wanted to open a restaurant, but I didn’t have a lot of experience in the restaurant business. I started looking at franchise opportunities. I wanted to bring something new and different to Sacramento. Capriotti’s is a lot different, said the former resident. ““I used to live in Folsom and work at Intel. Bringing a new brand to Sacramento, it feels good to give back.”


Capriotti’s early beginnings stem back to 1976 in Delaware when siblings Lois and Alan Margolet wanted to create something unique while honoring a family heritage. Today, the company has grown from a small family-owned shop into a renowned brand with locations now spanning across the United States. 


The company’s history is reportedly rooted in its, “commitment to quality ingredients and an unwavering passion for crafting exceptional sandwiches.”  According to the company website, what sets Capriotti’s apart is its, “dedication to using the freshest and finest ingredients available.”

Capriotti’s signature ingredient is stated to be its slow-roasted turkey, which they roast in-house daily in an effort to delight customers with maximum flavor and tenderness. Their attention to detail extends to their other sandwich offerings, including roast beef, ham, and vegetarian options. 


The menu at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shoppe is an assortment of hot and cold subs, ranging from their iconic “Bobbie,” a Thanksgiving-inspired masterpiece with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayo, to the classic Italian sub filled with Italian meats and provolone cheese. 

Customers can also choose from a variety of salads and sides to complement their meal, and the company also offers catering services for gatherings and events.  You can view their entire menu at

Capriotti’s was named one of Newsweek’s America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022 and a Top Food Franchise by Entrepreneur Franchise 500. They now have locations open in 33 states, with many more than just Folsom and Rancho Cordova in the works. At this time the company has not announced its opening date of the Folsom location as interior construction continues on the building. 

After is official opening this Thursday at 8 a.m., the Folsom location will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition to Capriotti’s and the aforementioned tenants, The Shops will consist of six structures in total.  Starbucks is now slated for a self-standing 2,200 square foot unit in the center that has yet to break ground.  Additional businesses on the plot will include a Family Pet Hospital that will occupy a 6,900 square foot self-standing unit on the southeast corner of the property.  

A 3,426-gas station and convenience store will occupy the northwest corner of the property as well.  At this time there is a proposed 4,000 square foot self -standing unit on the northeastern corner of the property that has yet to name a prospective tenant. 

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan has over 25 years of professional journalism and content creation experience in which he has earned 37 professional awards. He is the co-founder/publisher of Folsom Times an All Town Media LLC product.