Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted cheese steaks, turkey subs, and more, is open in Allentown at 5585 Hamilton Blvd. Capriotti’s brings the Allentown community its 45-year tradition of in-house slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys and hand-pulling them every morning and other favorites like the made-from-scratch meatballs using premium, fresh ingredients.
Capriotti’s is known for its wide array of sandwiches, including The Bobbie, made with fresh oven-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo, the Capastrami, made with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and homemade coleslaw, and the cheesesteak is made with premium steak, chicken or Impossible plant-based meat and melted cheese plus hot or sweet peppers. The Allentown Capriotti’s will offer a convenient order-ahead option and third-party delivery services. The new shop will bring 20 new jobs to the Allentown community.
The new Capriotti’s, owned by Michael Seibert and operated by his son Ryan and brother Billy, is the first in the Lehigh Valley. Michael has 32 years of experience as a financial advisor and a food industry background. Growing up in the Philadelphia region, Michael knew it was important to bring a good cheesesteak to Allentown. After one bite into Capriotti’s American wagyu cheesesteak, he set his sights on the brand.
Each cheesesteak served at the Allentown Capriotti’s will be served on Liscio’s rolls that are delivered fresh daily. The entire Seibert family spent time in restaurant management before opening Capriotti’s. The Seibert family will play a role in the day-to-day operation at Capriotti’s in Allentown, with a pair of other family members on their minds.
“In the past year, my mother and sister lost their lives to COVID-19. Both of them worked in the restaurant industry with Billy and me,” said Michael Seibert. “We plan to open Capriotti’s and run the shop in honor of them. We want to greet every customer with a smile and great energy like my mother and sister would have.”
Allentown Capriotti’s fans can download the CAPAddicts Rewards app on iOS and Android to earn and redeem rewards and score free food. The restaurant also features online ordering. Capriotti’s in Allentown offers catering for any event, from corporate events to birthday parties, with items such as party trays with cold subs, box lunches, or a hot homemade meatball bar.
Capriotti’s in Allentown is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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