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Nashville’s First Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open in the Gulch

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Nashville’s First Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open in the Gulch

The beloved shop will bring its toasty warm sandwiches, signature shakes and live music to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today a signed agreement that will soon bring Nashville’s first shop to the area. Currently slated to open in late summer, the 2,000-square-foot shop will be located in the MarketStreet Enterprises’ Gulch Crossing building at 220 11th Ave. South. 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. Chris Maples, the new sandwich shop’s owner, is a Cookeville, Tennessee native who spent seven years living in Chicago enjoying the original Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Lincoln Avenue.

“Nashville has been starving for a Potbelly,” Maples said. “I’m thrilled to share Potbelly’s mouthwatering sandwiches and shakes with the community. I can’t describe how excited people are when I tell them they finally get to experience their favorite sandwich right here in town.”

Maples will manage the sandwich shop’s day-to-day operations including handling new staff recruitment and booking local musicians when Nashville’s “best place for lunch” opens this summer.

“Potbelly has an old-school charm mixed with a eclectic new-school vibe that people also use to describe Nashville,” Maples added. “When you combine those aspects with food that has a cult following and live music, Nashville seems like a perfect fit.”

Maples’ first Potbelly Sandwich Shop, which he is opening with the help of local real estate agent Mike Baggett of Colliers International, will be easily accessible from downtown and Midtown. The restaurant’s operation and delivery hours will be announced at a later date.

“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. Chris is a perfect match for the Potbelly family,” said Rick Fossali, senior director of domestic franchising for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. “Every new sandwich shop is designed to resemble the community it resides in, and Chris’ plans to mix Potbelly’s signature décor with Nashville’s old school feel is going to be a hit.”

Potbelly Sandwich Shop first opened in Chicago in 1977, and now includes more than 300 shops across the United States. There are also 20-plus franchise shops in the United States and abroad, and the company is projecting more franchised shops to open in 2015.

For updated information, visit www.Potbelly.com.

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop
From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago’s North Side, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now in neighborhoods across 18 different states. Each unique shop offers toasty warm sandwiches, craveable salads and hand-dipped milkshakes all made fresh to order, and delicious cookies baked fresh each day. Potbelly has built its reputation as a mealtime hangout where great food, friends, eclectic neighborhood décor and live, local music combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other. The Company owns and operates over 300 shops in the United States, with franchisees operating over twenty shops domestically and in the Middle East. For more information, visit www.potbelly.com.

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