Potbelly Sandwich Shop Comes to Pittsburgh

Spreading Good Vibes, Great Sandwiches and the Potbelly Neighborhood Hangout Experience in a Multi-Unit Expansion Plan

Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB) (“Potbelly”) has announced a franchise growth plan throughout Pittsburgh: a strategy that positions the lively neighborhood hangout, known for its signature toasted sandwiches, for expansion initially in neighborhoods like Regent Square, Shadyside and Bloomfield, as well as the surrounding suburbs.

“When we look at the restaurants that are opening Pittsburgh, it’s clear that Potbelly is perfectly positioned to be part of the neighborhood-focused feel of the food scene in the area,” said Chris Birkinshaw, Senior Director of Franchising for Potbelly. “We expect our franchisees to possess the entrepreneurial drive to be multi-unit operators, and to be brand ambassadors who will make Potbelly an essential neighborhood hotspot. With our franchising strategy, Potbelly will be the perfect match for Pittsburgh.”

With a strategic plan in place, Potbelly will grow into Pittsburgh and is now accepting franchisee inquiries. Pittsburgh has been selected for Potbelly’s next expansion because of its strong local consumer interest in neighborhood-centric dining options and delicious ingredients. As the local neighborhood hangout spot, live music, local décor and warm, toasty sandwiches with high-quality ingredients make it feel like home. Potbelly plans to join the local Pittsburgh community, adding a new dimension to the already growing food scene.

Potbelly currently has 50-plus franchise shops domestically and internationally. The Potbelly franchise business looks for experienced multi-unit operators who have the drive to grow a great business opportunity.

Individuals and groups interested in learning more about Potbelly Sandwich Shop franchise opportunities should visit www.potbelly.com/franchising or call (312) 475-3851.

About Potbelly

Potbelly Corporation is a fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by friendly, engaging people in an environment that reflects the local community. We want to be your favorite neighborhood sandwich shop and “The Best Place for Lunch.” The Company owns and operates more than 400 shops in the United States and our franchisees operate more than 50 shops domestically, in the Middle East and in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit our website at www.Potbelly.com.


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