CHICAGO (Aug. 20, 2013) - Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened its doors at 19235 Katy Freeway, Katy, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 27. This will give more area residents the chance to experience the lively, neighborhood hangout that makes Potbelly Sandwich Shop "The Best Place for Lunch."
Ryan Howell is the general manager, coming to Katy after managing the Cinco Ranch shop. "I choose to live in this area for my kids—great schools, big yards and all the things kids need to grow up happy," Howell said. "I also love that it is close to Houston and the country. We can enjoy all the benefits of the fourth-largest city in the USA without having to live in the city."
The new shop will partner with Texas Children’s Hospital during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming Party, to raise awareness and funds for the organization. "We are proud to partner with Texas Children’s Hospital because they care for many of our children," Howell said. "Because of their expertise and dedication, kids are able to live healthy, happy lives. That leads to healthier families and a healthier community."
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 Katy 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. "We take food quality seriously at Potbelly while understanding our guests are often in a hurry," Howell said. "We balance great food with great service to create a uniquely high-quality sandwich that still allows our guests to get in and out quickly if they need to. Of course, we’re always happy when they are able to visit for a while—we love getting to know our neighbors."
This is the newest Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in the Katy area and will staff approximately 20 employees and managers. The location will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago's North Side in 1977, Potbelly has grown from one to more than 280 shops serving neighborhoods in 18 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.
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Texas Children’s has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org . Get the latest news from Texas Children’s by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
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