Industry News | May 20, 2016

Potbelly Opens Second Toledo, Ohio, Location

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop will bring a second location to Toledo, Ohio, opening later this year in a unique three-story building at 413 Madison Avenue in the downtown area. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout is known for its signature toasted sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes, and live, local music.

Potbelly shops have earned a reputation in communities across the United States for having delicious food, fun décor, and fresh tunes. Local resident Jeff Gibbs, the shop’s franchise owner, also owns the existing Potbelly location in Toledo at 4038 Talmadge Road.

“It has been a thrill to watch downtown Toledo during its resurgence and business renaissance” says Gibbs, a lifelong Toledo resident. “We know downtown Toledo is now ready for Potbelly’s mouthwatering toasted sandwiches and hand-dipped milkshakes. We are thrilled to soon serve residents in both the downtown district and suburban areas.”

Gibbs will oversee both Potbelly Sandwich Shops in Toledo, including handling the shop’s day-to-day operations, hiring new staff and booking local musicians.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about Jeff opening his second location in Toledo,” says Rick Fossali, senior director of domestic franchising for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. “Potbelly is very careful about the owners and operators who franchise with us. It’s important that our brand is associated with people who have an entrepreneurial mindset and are connected to their communities. Jeff is the perfect embodiment of those ideals.”

Potbelly Sandwich Shop first opened in Chicago in 1977, and now includes more than 375 shops across the United States. There are also 30-plus franchise shops in the United States and abroad.

The operation and delivery hours at Potbelly’s newest location in Toledo will be announced at a later date.

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