Food on the Run: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

By , SparkPeople Blogger
What happens when an antique shop needs to bolster their business? They add sandwiches and homemade desserts to their unique atmosphere and create the Potbelly Sandwich Shop. What started as a unique offbeat dining sensation on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago has turned into a national franchise home run with over 200 restaurants today. 

Potbelly Sandwich Shops have the charm and heritage of an antique shop while providing nutrition, earth, and neighborhood conscious food and service. With many options on the menu and the ability to specialize any order the way you like it, the choices are endless. In our ongoing Food on the Run series, here is some of the better nutrient wise choices you might want to consider next time you are in the mood for a sandwich with nostalgia.


Turkey Breast Original Sandwich on multigrain wheat bread with no cheese or toppings
Calories – 395
Fat – 5 grams
Sodium – 1,550 mg
Carbohydrate – 57 grams
Fiber – 6 grams
Protein – 29 grams
T-K-Y Skinny Sandwich on multigrain bread without cheese or toppings
Calories – 270
Fat – 4 grams
Sodium – 1,048 mg
Carbohydrate – 41 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 26 grams
Hammie Skinny Sandwich on multigrain bread without cheese or toppings
Calorie – 305
Fat – 8 grams
Sodium – 757 mg
Carbohydrate – 40 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 21 grams
Mushroom Melt Vegetarian Skinny Sandwich on multigrain bread with Cheddar, Provolone and Swiss cheese
Calories – 380
Fat – 15 grams
Sodium – 732 mg
Carbohydrate – 40 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 21 grams

Chickpea Veggie Salad with Bleu cheese
Calories – 280
Fat – 13 grams
Sodium – 704 mg
Carbohydrate – 23 grams
Fiber – 7 grams
Protein – 17 grams

Farmhouse Vegetarian Salad
Calories – 200
Fat – 12 grams
Sodium – 478 mg
Carbohydrate – 9 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 13 grams
Non-Fat Vinaigrette Dressing
Calories – 50
Fat – 0 grams
Sodium – 400 mg
Carbohydrate – 12 grams
Fiber – 0 grams
Protein – 0 grams

Bowl of Garden Vegetable Soup
Calories – 105
Fat – 0 grams
Sodium – 1,097 mg
Carbohydrate – 24 grams
Fiber – 3 grams
Protein – 3 grams
Bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup
Calories – 140
Fat – 2 grams
Sodium – 1,646 mg
Carbohydrate – 17 grams
Fiber – 0 grams
Protein – 10 grams
Cup of Chili
Calories – 230
Fat – 9 grams
Sodium – 800 mg
Carbohydrate – 21 grams
Fiber – 7 grams
Protein – 16 grams
Cup of Southwestern Chicken Soup
Calories – 190
Fat – 10 grams
Sodium – 1,080 mg
Carbohydrate – 15 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 9 grams
On the Go and Side items

Hard-boiled Egg – 2 pack
Calories – 160
Fat – 11 grams
Sodium – 420 mg
Carbohydrate – 1 gram
Fiber – 0 grams
Protein – 13 grams
Seasonal Fruit
Calories – 125
Fat – 0 grams
Sodium – 11 mg
Carbohydrate – 33 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 2 grams
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Calories – 155
Fat – 11 grams
Sodium – 216 mg
Carbohydrate – 3 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 9 grams
Calories – 140
Fat – 8 grams
Sodium – 450 mg
Carbohydrate – 16 grams
Fiber – 1 gram
Protein – 1 gram
Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
Calories – 100
Fat – 4 grams
Sodium – 60 mg
Carbohydrate – 14 grams
Fiber – 0 grams
Protein – 1 gram
You can also use the Potbelly meal calculator to find other sandwich and meal combinations that meet your specific nutritional plan. Although Potbelly Sandwich Shops are currently only in about 14 states, there may be one near you or close by when you are traveling.
Have you ever heard of the Potbelly Sandwich Shop? They started in an antique shop, what unique location do you think would make a great place for a sandwich shop.

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ELRIDDICK 1/31/2018
Thanks for sharing Report
Thanks! Report
Thanks for the reminder. There's 2 near me. Report
Too bad there isn't a Potbelly around where I live Report
Thanks for sharing this. We have one in town - the food's great (and they have brewed iced tea - always a plus in my book) and sometimes they even have live music! Report
Interesting concept. I clicked on the link but their web page is gone. What's up? Report
There are several in the Maryland/DC area. I can walk to one for lunch while working in downtown DC. Love 'em. Report
Never heard of it,but I brown bag almost identical food,, home cooked turkey and WHOLE GRAIN bread, not multigrain,,
Potbelly is the best sandwich shop around - it blows Subway out of the water. The bread is far better than Subway, and though they don't offer as many veggie options, the ones they do offer are fresher and better tasting. I'm so glad to live in the Minneapolis area where there are several locations. Report
Miss not having one in the area like I did when I was in Dallas. They have really great sandwichs. Report
Never ever heard of them. Subway makes good sandwiches. Report
I love Potbelly!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Report
Heard of them, but there are none anywhere near where I live. Report
woo-hoo! There is a Potbelly Sandwich Shop right down the street!!!! Now I will go visit! Thanks for the info!!! Report
Not one near here... Report
Never heard of the place Report
One just opened a block from my office. Good to know there are some healthy options there! Thanks for posting! Report
I had to look up a T-K-Y sandwich. did not have a clue. too bad their aren't any of these franchises near me. It's just the kind of place I love to go. Report
I love love love Potbelly's non-fat vinaigrette but have not been able to find a copycat recipe anywhere! Does anyone have it? Please message me! Report
I ate there a few months ago with my mom...they are absouletly delicious!! I went to the one in Tomball, Tx. Cute little place. They even have live music on the weekends!! Report
The link didn't work so I'll research more at home tonight but would be seriously cool if there was one close to us! Report
I work across the street from the original in Chicago! Report
I've never heard of Potbelly.... might google it. Report
I'd never heard of Potbelly - and must admit that the name turns me off almost as much as the extremely high levels of sodium in most of the items listed in this article. Report
Love Potbellys. My coworkers & I used to always eat at the one in Midway Airport. It was either there or Superdawg. Love the restaurants in MDW. Yum Report
Love Potbelly salads! Report
Never heard of this chain before, but I like what I read here. (Agree with the comment about the picture!) Tried to find a location near me, but the link isn't working. Report
I never heard of the store/restaurant either. Report
The thing I noticed was how much sodium is in their foods. For me one of their sandwiches is a third to two/thirds of my daily allowance. Their soups aren't much better either. Report
There is no Potbelly store near where I am, as far as I know. What on earth is that pictured in the photo? Report
Potbelly makes great food, but the picture that accompanies this article is one of the most unappetizing things I've seen. Maybe rethink that photo? Report
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