August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENSBORO, N.C. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today a signed agreement that will soon bring North Carolina's first shop. Currently slated to open this Winter, the shop is in development at Greensboro's Westover Gallery of Shops, which is at 1310 Westover Terrace. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout is slated to debut its signature sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live, local music in December.
Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities across the United States for having delicious food, fun décor and fresh tunes. Carter Spradling, the new sandwich shop's operating partner, is a Greensboro native and one of Potbelly's biggest fans.
"My wife and I have been talking about bringing Potbelly to Greensboro for the longest time. We are thrilled to see this idea become a reality," Spradling said. "I grew up in Greensboro and love everything about it; now my favorite restaurant will be here too."
Spradling will manage the restaurant's day-to-day operations. Plus, he will handle new staff recruitment and will book local musicians when Greensboro's "best place for lunch" opens this Winter.
"Every time I travel, I have to make a stop at Potbelly. The restaurant has unbeatable service and great food that keeps me coming back," Spradling said. "More specifically, the Italian sandwich motivates my many visits."
Greenboro's first Potbelly Sandwich Shop will hire about 10 staff members, including customer service and managers. The restaurant's operation and delivery hours will be announced at a later date.
"Carter and his team are an ideal addition to the Potbelly family. We are thrilled with their excitement for the shop," said Mike Walters, head of franchise development for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. "Every new sandwich shop is designed to resemble the community it resides in. Carter has the deep-rooted community connections 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 www.Potbelly.com.
From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago's North Side, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now in neighborhoods across 18 different states. Each unique shop offers toasty warm sandwiches, craveable salads and hand-dipped milkshakes all made fresh to order, and delicious cookies baked fresh each day. Potbelly has built its reputation as a mealtime hangout where great food, friends, eclectic neighborhood décor and live, local music combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other. The Company owns and operates over 300 shops in the United States, with franchisees operating over twenty shops domestically and in the Middle East. For more information, visit www.potbelly.com.
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