January 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO, Ill. - Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened its doors at Renton Landing, 727 N. 10th Pl., Renton, Wash., Jan. 22. This gave Renton-area residents the chance to experience the lively, neighborhood hangout that makes Potbelly Sandwich Shop “The Best Place for Lunch.”
Keith Prokop is the general manager and most recently worked as the assistant manager at the Redmond location. “I am very excited to be lighting the Potbelly stove in Renton,” said Prokop. “Potbelly is not just another sandwich shop. It has great character and those who follow us keep returning because of our great food, the cool atmosphere and the positive energy our teams bring every day!”
The new shop will partner with the Renton High School Athletic Department during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming Party, Jan. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., to raise funds for the organization. In return for a $5 cash donation, those attending the Oven Warming Party will receive an Original Sandwich, bag of chips and fountain drink. The proceeds will be donated to support the school’s athletic department.
“We are excited to partner with the Renton High School Athletic Department and build a long lasting relationship with the school and its students and families,” said Prokop. “The partnership introduces the Renton High School to its neighborhood Potbelly Sandwich Shop and we look forward to working with the organization further, including future employment opportunities for students, fundraisers and many new Potbelly fans!”
Known for its good vibes in addition to great sandwiches, live music has been a part of the Potbelly experience since the first shop opened in 1977. Neighborhood musicians put a little rhythm into lunch by performing live at Potbelly Sandwich Shops around the country. Musicians interested in performing at the new Renton Potbelly should contact the shop manager.
Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food. The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as well as friendly and lively people.
This is the first Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in Renton. The location is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shop will offer delivery to the Renton area within a few weeks of its opening.
From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago's North Side in 1977, Potbelly has grown from one to more than 260 shops serving neighborhoods in 17 states. Potbelly has built its reputation as a mealtime hangout spot, where great food, friends, eclectic décor and live, local music combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other. For more information, visit www.potbelly.com or access the company press kit from the Potbelly Press Room.
Located in the heart of downtown Renton, we are a culturally diverse comprehensive high school serving over 1,200 students in grades 9-12. Many of our students are successful in a number of state and national academic competitions, and our staff has been the recipient of many awards for teaching excellence. Our mission is to provide effective teaching and support to ensure on-time graduation and to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for students to be successful in a college, technical or professional program; competitive in the global workforce; and connected to our diverse community.
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