Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces plans for 14 new locations in Tampa Bay

The chain already has two locations in Tampa.

click to enlarge A toasted version of Potbelly's “A Wreck” sub, stuffed with Black Angus roast beef, old world salami, oven roasted turkey breast, hickory smoked ham, and melted Swiss cheese. - potbellysandwichshop/Facebook
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A toasted version of Potbelly's “A Wreck” sub, stuffed with Black Angus roast beef, old world salami, oven roasted turkey breast, hickory smoked ham, and melted Swiss cheese.
Potbelly is planning a large expansion in the Tampa Bay area.

The fast-casual sandwich chain recently signed an agreement to bring a total of 14 new locations to the Tampa Bay area through the STA Management group within the next five years, according to a press release.

The chain, known for toasted sandwiches, shakes and salads already has two locations in Tampa, one on Dale Mabry Highway and another on Falkenburg Road.

The company did not specify exact locations their new Tampa Bay outposts.

The Chicago-based restaurant group has been quickly expanding, with its second Tampa location having opened in June of 2021. Potbelly says it plans to open 2,000 locations within the next 10 years, and at least 85% of which will be franchised.

For the unfamiliar, Potbelly's menu runs spans a meat-centric landscape of hot and cold sammies, including its avocado turkey sandwich featuring turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese and cucumbers, and their "meaty fan favorite" A Wreck, including turkey breast, hickory smoked ham, Angus roast beef, salami and Swiss cheese.
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