North Dakota's First Sandwich Shop to Open in Fargo

The beloved shop will bring its signature shakes, sandwiches and live music to the new Prairie Stone Center.

April 15, 2014 // // FARGO, N.D. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today an agreement that will soon bring North Dakota its first shop. Currently slated to open this summer, the shop is in development at Fargo's new Prairie Stone Center at 4445 17th Ave. S. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout will feature its toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live, local music this summer.

Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities coast-to-coast, for having delicious food, fun décor and fresh tunes. Stephanie Bayman, the new sandwich shop's operating partner, is a West Fargo native and the successful operator of frozen yogurt shops in Fargo, Moorhead and Bismarck.

"I am so excited to open Fargo's first Potbelly shop," Bayman said. "I have been an active member of the Fargo community my whole life. As a community-driven shop, Potbelly is going to find a welcome home here in Fargo and across the state."

Bayman will manage the restaurant's operations, handling new staff recruitment, even booking local musicians, when Fargo's "best place for lunch" opens this summer.

"When people from Fargo travel the Midwest, Potbelly is always one of their must-visit destinations. I'm excited to save some folks the trip and bring this awesome sandwich shop to our community," Bayman said. "I've been a music lover my whole life and I'm especially looking forward to giving local musicians a place to perform for their friends and neighbors."

Fargo's first Potbelly Sandwich Shop will hire about 30 staff members, including customer service staff and managers. The restaurant's operation and delivery hours will be announced at a later date.

"Stephanie and her team are the perfect addition to the Potbelly family. We are thrilled to share our delicious shakes and sandwiches with their neighbors in Fargo," said Mike Walters, head of franchise development for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. "Every new sandwich shop is designed to resemble the community it resides in, and Stephanie has the deep rooted community values Potbelly looks for when choosing franchise partners."

Potbelly Sandwich Shop first opened in Chicago in 1977, and now includes more than 300 shops across the United States. There are also 20-plus franchise shops in the United States and abroad, and the company is projecting more franchised shops to open in 2014.

For updated information, visit or the Fargo shop's Facebook page at

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Corporation is a fast growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by engaging people in an environment that reflects the Potbelly brand. Our Vision is for our customers to feel that we are their "Neighborhood Sandwich Shop" and to tell others about their great experience. Our Mission is to make people really happy and to improve every day. Our Passion is to be "The Best Place for Lunch." The Company owns and operates more than 300 shops in the United States and the District of Columbia and our franchisees operate more than twenty shops domestically and in the Middle East. For more information, please visit our website at

SOURCE Potbelly Sandwich Shop


Stan Golovchuk
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7470 ext. 491


Social Reach:

Viewer Response:

comments powered by Disqus

Potbelly Sandwich Shop »

Potbelly Corporation is a fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by engaging people in an environment that reflects the Potbelly brand.


  1. Business Overview
  2. Franchise News

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Hot Opportunities

Taco Bueno Franchise Opportunity

Taco Bueno
At Taco Bueno, we continue to make Tex-Mex the right way. We prepare our...

Kids 'R' Kids Franchise Opportunity

Kids 'R' Kids
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is a pioneer in the early childhood...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip Franchise Opportunity

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is the only major, national dessert café...

Kitchen Solvers Franchise Opportunity

Kitchen Solvers
As a Kitchen Solvers franchisee you will not need any prior remodeling or...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

Batteries Plus Bulbs
Whether you're an existing multi-unit operator with a non-competing brand...

Midas Franchise Opportunity

Midas, a recognized brand throughout the world and highly renowned name in...

Nékter Juice Bar Franchise Opportunity

Nékter Juice Bar
Interested in owning a business in a thriving industry where health &...

Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Opportunity

Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor sports and entertainment facility...

A Franchise Update Media Group Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)