Potbelly Sandwich Works Franchise Review

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 $564,050 to $846,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Total Investment: $564,050 to $846,000
  • Working Capital: $25,000 to $35,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%

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 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 39 franchised Potbelly Sandwich Works locations in the USA.

Are there any Potbelly Sandwich Works franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2017 FDD data, Potbelly Sandwich Works has franchise locations in 18 states. The largest region is the Midwest with 22 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

Potbelly Sandwich Works is a Franchise Grade Made The Grade™ franchise, which means it's ranked highly by our analysts!

Potbelly Sandwich Works Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$564,050 - $846,000
Franchise Fee
$40,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
0
2017
39
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
6.0%
Ad Fees
2.5%
# of Franchised Outlets
39

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 exclusive territories.

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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