Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Toasted sandwiches
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2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$595K - $955K
Units as of 2022
443 9% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Industry
Food
Founded
1977
Leadership
Bob Wright, CEO
Corporate Address
111 N. Canal St., #850
Chicago, IL 60606

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2009 (14 years)
# of employees at HQ
6,639
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
443 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Potbelly Sandwich Shop franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000
Initial Investment
$594,950 - $955,200
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

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Third Party Financing
Potbelly Sandwich Shop has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
374.5 hours
Classroom Training
33.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022