Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open First Location in Mankato

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today that its newest shop, a franchise location in Mankato, will open to the public in winter 2017. The shop will feature a convenient drive-thru and will be located at 1859 Madison Ave, in front of Walmart at the heavily-trafficked corner of Highway 22 and Madison Ave.. Widely acclaimed for its neighborhood sandwich shop feel, Potbelly is known for warm, toasty sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and live, local music.

Paul Goldammer, the new sandwich shop’s owner, is an experienced restaurateur who owns several Potbelly Sandwich Shops in the region and will operate the Mankato location with the help of his longtime friend Lance O’Hara.

“We can’t wait to break ground and start construction on the new shop,” Goldammer said. “From students at the nearby University, to neighborhood families, to people running errands at surrounding shops, Mankato is going to fall in love with Potbelly.”

Potbelly Sandwich Shop first opened in Chicago in 1977, and operates more than 400 shops across the United States. Franchisees operate more than 50 shops in the United States and abroad, and Potbelly plans continued franchise growth in 2017.

“Paul is hitting it out of the park with it comes to expansion,” said Chris Birkinshaw, senior director of domestic franchising for Potbelly Sandwich Shop. “We’re proud to have such a seasoned owner and operator as a franchisee. He really has a knack for knowing exactly where to open his shops.”  

Goldammer’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop will hire about 30 staff members, including customer service staff and managers. The restaurant’s operation and delivery hours will be announced at a later date.

For additional information about joining the Potbelly team or to learn more about Mankato’s first Potbelly location, visit www.Potbelly.com.

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Corporation is a fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by friendly, engaging people in an environment that reflects the local community. We want to be your favorite neighborhood sandwich shop and “The Best Place for Lunch.” The Company owns and operates more than 400 shops in the United States and our franchisees operate more than 50 shops domestically, in the Middle East and in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit our website at www.Potbelly.com.




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