Potbelly

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March 2014

Last year was a banner year for limited-service brands releasing initial public offerings. Analysts say that’s a sign of good things to come for the industry.

Potbelly Corporation announced that Dan Ginsberg has been appointed to Potbelly's board of directors. Ginsberg is the chief executive officer of Dermalogica, a U.S.–based skincare brand, and has a comprehensive background in branding strategy, marketing, and advertising. He was...

December 2013

Despite a year filled with turmoil in Washington, the limited-service restaurant industry showed moderate growth and promise in 2013, thanks in part to creative new ideas and products, plus another good gain from fast-casual units.

With issues such as sequestration, a payroll tax increase...

Potbelly Corporation announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 8,625,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $14 per share, which included 1,125,000 shares of common stock issued upon the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to...

DTT Surveillance and Potbelly Sandwich Works signed an agreement that names DTT as the preferred surveillance vendor for the Potbelly concept. 

Potbelly currently operates 200 stores throughout various cities across the U.S.and continues to expand into new regional markets. DTT...

May 2011

On the evening of May 12, 2010, Bill Moreton and dozens of his Panera Bread colleagues celebrated the career of Ronald Shaich, the bakery-café’s cofounder, departing CEO, and ultimate visionary. For 25 years, Shaich guided Panera’s growth from a 19-unit chain into a fast-casual giant...

April 2011

Since May 2010, TCBY has introduced a self-serve prototype, revamped its store design, and signed a deal to open 200 stores in Texas over the next 10 years.

It was no coincidence that TCBY hired a new CEO that same month.