Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is Coming to Boston

A Chicago-based chain of sub shops is on its way to Boston, opening at least one location in the area.

According to Boston Magazine's Chowder blog (via a job post on the Craigslist site), Potbelly Sandwich Shop is planning to open at Logan Airport in East Boston. The job post also mentions that Potbelly is opening "shops" in Boston, but it is not yet known whether the chain will open multiple shops at the airport or whether Logan is the first of several locations in the Boston area where Potbelly will open. (We will post an update here as soon as we find out more information.)

[January 18 update: It does appear that more than one location of Potbelly will indeed be coming to the Boston area, as a post on the chain's Twitter page states that the "first shop will be in Logan Airport, with more to come later."]

[April 24 update: Eater Boston reports that the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop at Logan Airport has officially opened (at Terminal C).]

Potbelly Sandwich Shop first started out in Chicago in 1977, eventually growing to include more than 200 locations in the United States (though none in New England until now). Their menu includes "originals," "bigs," and "skinnys," the latter of which have less meat and cheese on thin-cut bread with 25% less fat than originals. The chain's website can be found at

For more information on Potbelly Sandwich Shop coming to Boston, please go to the Chowder link below.

Chicago Sandwich Shop Potbelly Heads to Boston