October 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // PAPILLION, Neb. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop today announced that its third Omaha-area location is set to open its doors to the public on Wednesday, October 19. The shop is located in Papillion at the heavily trafficked intersection of 72nd and Giles in front of the Wal-Mart (8350 S. 71 Plaza, Suite 107). Widely acclaimed for being a popular neighborhood hangout, Potbelly features toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live music, all making it “The Best Place for Lunch.”
Papillion’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop marks the introduction of a drive-thru location to the area, making it even more convenient for loyal fans who are on the go.
Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities coast-to-coast, for having delicious food, fun décor and fresh tunes. Craig Frantz, the managing owner of the new sandwich shop, is a Nebraska native with close community connections and an extensive background in business management and operations.
“Opening the doors of our third Potbelly shop was a dream of ours that’s now a reality,” Craig said. “We can’t wait to become a community staple, a household name – the Frantz family loves being deeply rooted in the neighborhoods we serve.”
Craig will run the business with his brother and business partner Kendall Frantz. Kendall will help manage the restaurant’s operations, focusing on hiring and training new staff, and working to develop the unique Potbelly culture.
“All of our locations are operated with compassion and respect, two values Craig and myself take pride in,” Kendall said. “It’s always exciting to be able to build a team of bright individuals that reflect those values. Papillion is sure to love both our menu and service.”
The newest Frantz’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop is in the process of hiring about 30 staff members including customer service staff and managers. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
“We couldn’t be happier that Craig and Kendall have opened their third location in the Omaha-area,” said Rick Fossali, senior director of domestic franchising for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. “We’re excited to share our good vibes and delicious sandwiches with the Papillion community.”
Potbelly Sandwich Shop first opened in Chicago in 1977, and now includes more than 350 shops across the United States. There are also 30-plus franchise shops in the United States and abroad.
For additional information, visit www.potbelly.com.
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 over 400 shops in the United States and our franchisees operate over 30 shops domestically, in the Middle East and in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit our website at www.potbelly.com.
SOURCE Potbelly Sandwich Shop
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