The Potbelly advantage is the foundation of everything we do. Its a clear expression of our intentions and our culture. How we look at the business, how we manage the business, and how we plan the business. We also believe in keeping it simple. We're always looking for ways to take the complexity out of the business with a focus on being the best place for lunch. Our goal is to create the Potbelly Nation and we want our customers to feel that we are the neighborhood sandwich shop. Building the Potbelly Nation is done one neighborhood at a time and our franchise program is an important part of this approach. Our ideal franchisee is someone who wants to run the corner sandwich shop and really be a part of their neighborhood. We have a proven product and experience that will make you proud to run and own your neighborhood sandwich shop.
Hey, if you're successful, then we're successful. As a result, we support our franchisees with an amazing amount of training tools and services. Our training program is extensive and includes both classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Some of the topics we cover include:
Potbelly is looking for "Potbelly People" to become franchisees. That means people that love working with a team, have solid business experience (not necessarily in restaurants), the financial qualifications, possess personal motivation and have been successful. Our franchise owner/operator model is a two person team. Whether a family partnership or a business partnership we are looking for an operating team that wants to be owners of the neighborhood sandwich shop within their community.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is also currently accepting inquiries from Canada and outside the U.S., but not from the European Union.