The first of nine Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop locations from brother and sister duo, Terrance Kane and Norma Rochford, is scheduled to open at 7939 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 160 in Greenwood Village. The location was initially supposed to open this week, but the opening was postponed until July 5. “Just like the Fourth of July, we’re going to come in with a bang to Denver,” Rochford said.
Kane and Rochford plan to open eight other Capriotti’s across the Denver Metro area. They are currently looking at a number of lease locations including in Aurora.
Kane used to enjoy making sandwiches with their dad on the weekends. “Sandwiches have always been something near and dear to my heart,” Kane shared. He discovered Capriotti’s a couple of years ago, did some research, and found out the Capriotti’s Denver market was available for franchising.
Rochford laughed as she told What Now Denver that Kane “voluntold” her she would be part of the restaurant. “I’m very honored for him to have asked me to be a part of it,” Rochford shared.
“Our dad was from New York, and he loved the delis,” Rochford said. “His world revolved around food in the sense that it brought people together. And so, we as a family have continued that tradition.”
Each sibling has a favorite Capriotti’s sandwich. Although the hot Bobbie and the Capastrami were favorites for Kane and his high school buddies during a visit for an annual golf tournament in Arizona, Kane’s personal favorite is the Cheese Steak.
Rochford’s favorite is the Grilled Italian. “I don’t know if it’s because my heart really lives in Italy,” Rochford said, “but the grilled Italian’s got all the flavors in it. My other one is the Wagyu.”
Capriotti’s uses high-quality ingredients to create the sandwiches, salads, soups, and more. “They always talk about the time and love going into making food, and you can feel that in the food. Capriotti’s really brings that to the forefront,” Kane said.
“I believe Denver as a whole is a foodie town, and so, this quality of the food that Capriotti’s has and these sandwiches, it’s the only sandwich shop that I’ve ever seen on ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’ with the Food Network,” Kane said.
“I’m not a native, but I consider myself a native, and that’s important for most people in Colorado,” Kane shared. “The food is very high-quality, and I’m excited to bring that to Denver.”