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Potbelly Sandwich Shop LLC Franchise Information

Business Established: 1977
Franchising Since: 2010
Franchised Units: 16
Company Owned Units: 332
Start-up Cost: $250,000 to $300,000
Total Investment: $469,050 to $794,700

Special Incentives
International Opportunity



Potbelly is the neighborhood sandwich shop that is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made to order salads, live local music, as well as friendly and lively people. Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food. We offer a unique franchise opportunity with over 30 years of experience building a strong brand while creating a balance between work and family life.

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Michael Walters
Vice President Domestic Franchsise
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 23rd Floor
(312) 951-0600
(312) 276-4438

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The Potbelly Owner/Operator training model consists of 10-12 weeks of in shop training for the Managing Owner and Lead Manager. Our training takes place in one of our company owned training shops. We will train you at all aspects of our business and what it takes to run a successful Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

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We are looking for "Potbelly People" to become franchisees. That means people that love working with a team, have solid business experience (not necessarily in restaurants), the financial qualifications, possess personal motivation and have been successful. Our operating model is a two person owner/operating team. Individual candidates will be considered. Single and multi unit opportunities available.

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