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Iwanago

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  • Location: Chattanooga, TN
PotBelly Sandwich Works Sun, 09/10/06 7:00 PM (permalink)
Well hello Roadfood,

Since I have not signed on in awhile, I decided to share some of my experiences last week when I was in Minneapolis.

If you have not eaten at PotBelly Sandwich Works, please take the opportunity to do so. If I am correct, you can find another location in Chicago and possibly other towns, but these are the two locations I am most familiar.

Watch out for theHOT Peppers (smile). Although I love them, I understand if they are not your preference. The hot peppers also include, okra, carrots, celery, etc. What a diverse mixing of hot favorites.

You can not beat the warm fresh bread. Although wheat is healthier, I just love the white bread.

I have only ordered the chicken salad sandwich and Italian, but wow what a great sandwich.

And one more note, if you order a smoothie, they will give you a cute small cookie located on the straw.

So I would suggest to head to the Twin Cities!!!!!!
 
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    Davydd

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    • Location: Tonka Bay, MN
    RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Sun, 09/10/06 7:08 PM (permalink)
    Potbelly is a chain and maybe should be in fast food board. With that said, I would venture to guess that "The Wreck" sandwich is by far the most popular. I bet it accounts for over half maybe 3/4s of their sales. At least that is the impression I get as they take your order while you stand in line and then shout them back to the prep area. I frequent the one in the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis for lunch. There are others now in the Twin City suburbs and one at the Chicago Midway Airport that I am familiar with.
     
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      plb

      RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Sun, 09/10/06 9:39 PM (permalink)
      They're all over the Dallas area. Not bad for a chain.
       
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        TJ Jackson

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        RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Sun, 09/10/06 9:51 PM (permalink)
        Yeh, this is a big chain, and this post really does belong in the leper col.....errrr......FFF forum
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Mon, 09/11/06 12:26 PM (permalink)
          Do they have any locations in the southeast?

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
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            Tastytoo

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            RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Mon, 09/11/06 12:48 PM (permalink)
            They started as an independent here in Chicago. I've never been to the original so I can't say how it was before they became a chain.

            Paul, for locations search below.

            http://www.potbelly.com
             
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              Davydd

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              RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Mon, 09/11/06 10:43 PM (permalink)
              I went to Potbelly for lunch today, switched up and had the Italian. I would love to own the downtown Minneapolis franchise. They move people through at a fast pace and there is a line snaking outside into the atrium the whole lunch hour. On top of that they seem to do a huge catering business for corporate office luncheon meetings. They are as fast if not faster than a Subway franchise in moving food. The franchise I haven't figured out is Quiznos and why they operate the way they do. They are slow and I think lose business because of it.
               
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                Davydd

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                RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Mon, 09/11/06 10:47 PM (permalink)
                The Wreck I mentioned earlier, BTW, is a salami, roast beef, turkey, ham and mozzerela cheese concoction that you can load up with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, hot peppers, pickle, oil and Italian seasoning.
                 
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                  CajunKing

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                  RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Tue, 09/12/06 12:36 AM (permalink)
                  davydd

                  is that a wreck or a heart attack on a bun??

                   
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                    Ashphalt

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                    • Location: Sharon, MA
                    RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Tue, 09/12/06 10:10 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Davydd

                    The Wreck I mentioned earlier, BTW, is a salami, roast beef, turkey, ham and mozzerela cheese concoction that you can load up with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, hot peppers, pickle, oil and Italian seasoning.


                    Sounds like an Americanized Italian. I say ix-nay on the ayo-may, just needs some red wine vinegar and a drop of oil.
                     
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                      stricken_detective

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                      RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Thu, 09/21/06 1:45 AM (permalink)
                      We have one here. I ordered a boysenberry smoothie & not enough boysenberry, WAYYYYY too much vanilla ice cream.

                      Their chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are the yum.
                       
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                        pcdiva

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                        • Location: Atlanta, GA
                        RE: PotBelly Sandwich Works Sat, 09/23/06 7:19 AM (permalink)
                        they don't have vinegar, just oil. The only way to get vinegar flavor at all is by ordering sliced pickles or peppers on your sandwich. That said, I liked the one in Ann Arbor just off US 23. All of the sandwiches I tried were good, and I really liked the vegetable soup. The live music could get a little loud and annoying at times, but you don't often find live music at many places at lunchtime. At least the regular singer could carry a tune.
                         
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