Calling all Americaphiles, yet another US import has landed on our shores the legendary Potbelly sandwich shop, imagine Subway’s, sophisticated and much tastier younger brother. Founded in Chicago back in 1977, Potbelly began life as a small antique store and was named after one of its best –selling products – the potbelly stove. Potbelly’s founders, a young enterprising couple decided to diversify into selling lunches; this additional service breathed new life into the store helping the business become a resounding success. Three decades on the Potbelly brand is an entrenched part of American life with over 440 stores spread nationwide.
Potbelly has recently opened on The Street at Westfield Stratford City; the very first European outpost is serving, the Potbelly speciality – an extensive choice of hot, toasted sandwiches: mega ‘Merican Madness:’ meatball in a rich tomato and herb sauce topped with melted Provolone cheese. The Mediterranean: a mix of harissa hummus, crumbled feta, artichoke and red peppers. A Wreck: crammed full of hand-sliced meats including salami, Angus roast beef, turkey and Swiss cheese.
Children are catered for with a range of distinctive American classics: PB&J: made with world famous Skippy’s peanut butter and Welch’s grape jelly, a pizza sandwich or a simple toasted cheese with melted cheddar.
Salads, soups and sides are also on the menu along with Malts, Shakes & Smoothies. Complimentary soft drinks are available from the freestyle drinks machine – simply grab a cup and help yourself to refills.
For sweet tooth cravings try the freshly –baked Potbelly cookies in oatmeal or chocolate brownie. Feeling super indulgent? Opt for the ice cream cookie sandwich or millionaire’s shortbread.
Unique to Potbelly is its support of live music: expect exclusive daily performances from new singers and bands. So kick back and eat delicious Americana classics while you listen to up –and –coming sounds.
Potbelly is open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 9pm. Saturday 8am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm. For further information please visit: www.potbellyuk.com