Potbelly Sandwich Shop began in 1977 as a small antique store run by Jeff and Susan Gibbs. Despite the fast-paced, never-a-dull-moment world of antique dealing, the couple decided to bolster their business by making sandwiches for their customers.
Soon, guests who couldn't care less about vintage glass doorknobs were stopping by to enjoy sandwiches and homemade desserts offered in the most unusual atmosphere. As the years passed, the lines grew. Booths were added, along with ovens for toasting sandwiches, vista-coolers, napkin dispensers, hand-dipped ice cream - even live music.
Then in 1996, Bryant Keil bought the original store on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Together with his team, Bryant obsessed over every detail of each new store, making sure that they maintained the same charm and heritage as the original location.
Today, Downtown’s professional set can enjoy the Potbelly experience inside the Shops at Houston Center. The location is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit Potbelly’s website for online ordering, catering and delivery information.