Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open First of Four Planned California Locations

Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Potbelly) announced today the opening of its first shop in California. The new shop in Irvine, a franchise location, is located at 14431 Culver Drive at the Walnut Village Center. This is the first shop to come out of a multi-unit franchise development deal the brand signed in California. Local resident and experienced entrepreneur Sameer Bhatia, the franchise owner of the new shop, is committed to bringing three more locations to the area, with considerations for shops in Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest or Mission Viejo during the next three years. Likewise, Potbelly continues to prioritize franchise growth throughout Southern California, the East Bay and Central Valley regions.

“It’s such a great moment to be opening in Irvine and for this to be the first of more to come in Southern California and beyond in the state,” said Bhatia.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Potbelly Corporation is a neighborhood sandwich concept with warm, toasty sandwiches, signature salads, hand-dipped shakes, amazing cookies and other fresh menu items, customized just the way people want them. Since opening its first shop in Chicago in 1977, Potbelly has expanded to neighborhoods all over the U.S. — with more than 450 shops.

For more information on the Potbelly franchise opportunity, visit www.potbelly.com/franchising.

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