Jan 9, 2017 - Food and Drink

Potbelly officially opens on Friday in Uptown

Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens to the public on Friday (January 13) in Uptown Charlotte.

This sandwich shop takes the space formerly occupied by Salsarita’s at the main entrance of Charlotte’s historic Latta Arcade at 320 S. Tryon Street.

I used to frequent Potbelly when I lived in Washington D.C. I’m a big fan of their toasty sandwiches and neighborhood vibe. Excited. The only real sandwich competition in that part of Uptown is The Sandwich Club – which does an amazing business (line is often out the door).

I anticipate Potbelly’s to be a huge hit with the Uptown lunch crowd. 

Potbelly hours will be will be 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays. A sandwich + chips should cost about $7. Salads will run about $8.

“You can feel the excitement here in Charlotte,” owner Shakti Patel said in a statement. “Opening the doors of the area’s first Potbelly – especially in such a historic location in Uptown – is a great feeling. Our team can’t wait to become a community staple, a household name. ”

Shakti’s franchise deal allows for 4 locations in Charlotte. He hopes to open location No. 2 this year and is scouting locations in SouthPark.


These custom Charlotte bench seats are a nice small touch inside Potbelly.


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