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Sandwich shop Potbelly putting another notch in its belt

Dec 24, 2015 - Orange County Register (California)

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, founded nearly 40 years ago inside a Chicago antique store, is targeting Southern California for its next expansion phase.

Potbelly, with 396 locations in the U.S., is known for its "neighborhood atmosphere" and toasted sandwiches made with hand-sliced deli meat. Local locations have not been selected yet, but the Chicago-based chain is scouting Orange County - specifically Irvine - as a key growth region.

Rick Fossali, senior director of domestic franchising,...