Vice President Biden loves Delaware, where he served as senator from 1973 to 2009. He's also reported to be a big fan of Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a Delaware chain that announced in July it was planning to open shops in D.C. Now, the vice president is mere blocks from getting his Capriotti fix after meetings at the Oval Office: The chain signed a lease at 1800 M St. NW, a mere 14-minute walk from the White House, according to Google Maps.
The chain's most famous sandwich is (trademarked) "The Bobbie." It's Thanksgiving on a hoagie, with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo. Perfect timing: The Washington Business journal reports the restaurant could open by the second week of November.
In other sandwich news, The Daily Meal recently conducted a survey to find "America’s 25 Best Chain Sandwich Shops." Panera took the top spot, followed by Subway, Jimmy John’s, Quiznos and Schlotzsky’s. The Daily Meal picked 64 restaurants as a base for their survey, and 1,287 responses had Panera as the clear winner. Nice job, Panera, but you don't come close to any of these local spots. Taylor Gourmet, anyone?