Arlington’s Newest Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Open July 30
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 27, 2013, July 27, 2013

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will open its doors at 1301 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 30. This will give more area residents the chance to experience the lively, neighborhood hangout that makes Potbelly Sandwich Shop "The Best Place for Lunch.'

Kyle Stephenson is the general manager and has been with Potbelly for five years, having managed Arlington locations. "Opening this Arlington Potbelly Sandwich Shop is exciting,' said Stephenson. "We're right across the street from the university and Arlington High School, so we'll have a lot of foot traffic and get to introduce many new people to the Potbelly experience.'

This Arlington shop will feature a drive-thru. "Our drive-thru at this location will add to the convenience for folks in the neighborhood,' Stephenson said. The shop's décor will be mostly orange and blue to reflect the spirit of University of Texas-Arlington since the school is also part of the neighborhood.

The new shop will partner with the YMCA of Arlington during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming Party, to raise funds for the organization. "We've done fundraisers with them at other Arlington locations, and they are really excited to continue the partnership with Potbelly,' Stephenson said. "Beth LeCroy, the executive director at YMCA of Arlington, will be attending the Oven Warming. She has been great to work with.'

Known for its good vibes in addition to great sandwiches, live music has been a part of the Potbelly experience since the first shop opened in 1977. Neighborhood musicians put a little rhythm into lunch by performing live at Potbelly Sandwich Shops around the country. "Matt Jones will be our first musician,' Stephenson said. "He has performed at other area Potbelly shops.' Musicians interested in performing at the new Arlington Potbelly should contact the shop manager.

Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food. The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as well as friendly and lively people.

This is the third Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in Arlington and the shop will staff approximately 25 employees and managers. The location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Limited delivery and catering will be available within a month after opening.


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