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Potbelly Sandwich Works Franchise Review

Potbelly Sandwich Works is graded based on our most recent research.

Franchise Facts

Potbelly Sandwich Works is a restaurant chain that sells sandwiches, soups, salads, shakes, desserts, and other food and beverage products.

How much does a Potbelly Sandwich Works franchise cost?

Potbelly Sandwich Works has a franchise fee of up to $40,000, with a total initial investment range of $534,950 to $817,700.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Total Investment: $534,950 to $817,700
  • Working Capital: $25,000 to $35,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6.0%

The initial cost of a franchise includes several fees -- Unlock this franchise to better understand the costs such as training and territory fees.

How much does a Potbelly Sandwich Works franchise make?

Franchise revenue depends on a wide range of factors, as does profit. How much money you can make from any franchise depends on a number of specific factors such as franchise location, labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other factors. Unlock this franchise for franchise-specific data and insight.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 41 franchised Potbelly Sandwich Works locations in the USA.

Are there any Potbelly Sandwich Works franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2019 FDD data, Potbelly Sandwich Works has franchise locations in 18 states. The largest region is the Midwest with 22 franchise locations.


This franchise is expanding into new markets and might be available near you. One of our franchise experts will have detailed knowledge about this brand. Unlock to learn more and connect with our experts.

Last Reviewed: 2019

Potbelly Sandwich Works Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$534,950 - $817,700
Franchise Fee
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
Ongoing Fees
Ad Fees
# of Franchised Outlets

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 435 hours. This includes 80 hours of classroom training and 355 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 355
Classroom 80
Total 435

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Potbelly Sandwich Works does NOT offer territory protections.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. Potbelly Sandwich Works offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2009. The average Subs, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads franchise began franchising in 2004.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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