Potbelly Sandwich Shop

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago's North Side, Potbelly has grown from one to more than 200 shops serving neighborhoods in 12 states. Potbelly's unique experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, live local music, as well as friendly and lively people. Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans that spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food.

#131 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

Soup, Salad and Sandwich Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All American Deli $35,000 $177,200-$484,950
AMATO'S $25,000 6% $380,000-$500,000
Apple Spice Junction N/A $181,100-$604,700
Arizona Bread Company $25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company $40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Atlantic City Sub Shops $15,000 5% $100,000-$275,000
B2Cafe $35,000 6% 2% $500,000-And Up
Badass Jack's $15,000 $275,000
Baker Bros. American Deli $25,000 4% $430,500-$656,000
Beach Hut Deli $7,500-$35,000 5.5% 1.5% $79,100-$548,415
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe $22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria $30,000 $275,000-$744,000
Blimpie $11,900-$19,900 6% 4% $139,780-$403,450
Blue Chip Cookies Drive N/A $11,000-$15,000
Box Lunch $15,000 $150,000
Buffalo Philly's $18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings $40,000 5% 3.15% $1,931,200-$3,750,700
Cafe Fresh $25,000 $133,500-$253,000
CafeMia $25,000 4.5% 2% local +2%Nat'l $221,000-$374,000
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe $25,000 5% $223,500-$589,500
Capriotti's $30,000-$40,000 6%-7% 3% $375,000-$645,413
Capt. Sub $20,000 $120,000-$160,000
Captain Tony's $10,000-$20,000 4.5% w/cap 2% $197,550-$389,800
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carusos Sandwich Company $30,000 $110,000-$250,000
Carving Board, The $35,000 $314,500-$621,500
Charleys Philly Steaks $24,500 6% 0.25% $253,231-$637,568
Cheba Hut Toasted Subs $40,000 6% 2% $336,000-$678,000
Chicken Salad Chick $60,000 5% 2% $242,000-$508,200
Cianci European Eatery $25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
City Bites $15,000 5% 1% $186,500-$394,500
Cousins Subs $25,000 6% 2% $182,200-$632,000
Cultures $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Culver $55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches $20,000 6% $391,000-$556,000
Dagwood's Sandwich Shop $20,000 $275,000-$342,000
Dagwoods $25,000 6% 3% $200,000-$250,000
Deli Delicious $25,000-$30,000 6% 2% $122,250-$467,850
Doc Green's Gourmet Salads $25,000 5% $367,000-$655,000
DRUXY'S $30,000 $225,000
Duke Sandwich Company $25,000 6% $90,000-$250,000
East Coast Subs $12,500 6% 4% $99,000-$175,000
East of Chicago Pizza Company $20,000 5% $171,900-$472,200
Energy Kitchen $30,000 5% $750,000-$1,000,000
Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Clubs $30,000 6% 2% $191,014-$397,535
Erik's DeliCafe $20,000 5% $274,000
Extreme Pizza $30,000 5% 1% $216,000-$469,300
F&M Deli Express $30,000 5% $145,000-$285,000
Fabrika $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Farmer Boys $45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Firehouse Subs $20,000 6% 3-5% $57,502-$868,696
Fit for Life N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Franktitude $25,000 6% 2% $169,200-$284,000
Fresh City Kitchen $35,000 5% $726,000-$1,140,000
Freshii $35,000 6% 2% $145,000-$420,500
Frullati Cafe & Bakery $30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery $35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs $35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Great Canadian Bagel $20,000 $120,000
Great Outdoors Sub Shops $25,000 $75,000-$260,000
Greenleaf's Grille $22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Groucho's Deli $18,000-$28,000 5% $99,128-$401,976
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli $35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
HomeSmart $20,000 varies varies $65,500-$205,000
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe, The $30,000 6% 3.25% $291,900-$566,600
Hungry Howie's Pizza $25,000 5.5% 7% $228,311-$555,315
Jason's Deli $17,500 $680,000-$905,000
Jerry's Subs & Pizza $25,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
Jersey Mike's Submarines & Salads $18,500 6.5% 5% $237,419-$766,971
Jet's Pizza $25,000 8%-10% Up to 1% $437,500-$631,000
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops $35,000 6% 4.5% $313,600-$556,100
Joey Bag a Donuts $30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Jon Smith Subs $39,500 6% 3% $324,000-$632,484
Jreck Subs $10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
Just Fresh $25,000 5% $500,000-$675,000
Larry's Giant Subs $20,000 6% $136,800-$201,900
Lenny's Sub Shop $20,000-$25,000 6% 2% $188,216-$396,146
Link Business $45,000 6.5% 2% $53,200-$148,500
Locos Grill & Pub $35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
Marcellos $25,000 5% $350,000-$1,000,000
Marco's $25,000 5.5% 5% $223,535-$586,410
Mark's Pizzeria $15,000 3% $125,000-$150,000
McDonald's $45,000 4% 4% $1,263,000-$2,235,000
Melt Shop $35,000 6% 2% $426,944-$767,368
Milio's Sandwiches $30,000 6% 3.5% $180,000-$250,000
Moe's Italian Sandwiches $15,000 5% 1%local +1%Nat'l $93,500-$159,500
Mr. Goodcents $35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Mr. Jims Pizza $11,000 6% 4% $70,000-$100,000
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop $50,000 5% Up to 2% Monthly $99,000-$199,000
Mr. Sub $15,000 5% $160,000
Murphy's Deli $25,000 6% $175,200-$827,500
Mustard Cafe $25,000 5% $304,600-$426,000
My Friend's Place $17,500 Flat Flat $156,650-$260,400
Nature's Table Cafe $35,000 5% $53,200-$316,100
Nature's Way Cafe $20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York 5th Av. Deli $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
New York Burrito-Gourmet Wraps $15,000 7% $85,000-$150,000
New York NY Fresh Deli $15,000 6% $86,000-$150,000
Newk's $40,000 5% 1.5% $932,000-$1,131,000
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop $29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bars $32,000 $400,000-$610,000
Original SoupMan, The $30,000 5% $79,500-$198,500
P.B. Loco N/A $200,000-$390,000
Papa's Pizza To-Go N/A 5% $139,500-$300,000
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe N/A 6% 2% $250,000-$350,000
Planet Grilled Cheese N/A $120,000-And Up
Planet Sub $25,000 5% 1 - 3% $182,000-$402,000
Port Of Subs $18,500 5.5% 1% $214,500-$397,100
Power Smoothie Cafe N/A $9,500
Primo Hoagies $35,000 6% 2% $196,200-$351,500
Pure Health $25,000 $100,000-$200,000
Quiznos $25,000 7% $24,100-$341,800
Red Rock Chili Company $25,000 6% $215,500-$394,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro $30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Rollerz $30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Roly Poly $20,000 4-6% $55,000-$120,000
Ronzio Pizza $15,000 4% $134,000-$183,000
Salad Bowl Cafe, The N/A $100,000-$250,000
Salad Creations Inc. $25,000 6% $160,000-$426,500
Saladarity $30,000 $355,875-$469,275
Saladworks $35,000 5% 3% $401,066-$620,610
San Francisco Oven $25,000 5% $474,100-$807,300
San Francisco Sourdough Eatery $25,000 6% 2% $150,400-$293,800
Sandwich Tree Restaurants $10,000-$17,500 5% 3% $90,000-$120,000
Schlotzsky's $30,000 6% 4% $714,400-$954,400
Silver Mine Subs N/A $192,000-$342,000
SmashHits Deli N/A 0 0 $10,000-$50,000
Snappy Tomato Pizza $15,000 5% 2.5% $73,000-$142,000
Souper Salad $29,500 $575,700-$865,200
Spicy Pickle $30,000 5% $300,000
Steak Escape, The $25,000 6% $190,200-$1,300,000
streat, The $50,000 6% 2% $160,000-$260,000
Stuft Pizza $30,000 4% $350,000-$650,000
Sub Connection $19,500 5% 2% $198,175-$362,350
Sub Station II $10,500 4% $75,000-$150,000
Submarina $25,000 $218,000-$342,000
Subway $15,000 8% 4.5% $150,050-$328,700
Sweet Peppers Deli $25,000 5% 2% local +1%Nat'l $571,500-$1,560,000
Thundercloud Subs $10,000 $65,000-$90,000
Tim Hortons $35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Togo's Eateries, LLC $30,000 5% 3% $240,500-$545,700
TossAcross $22,000 $89,000-$200,000
Tossed $25,000 5% 1% $263,500-$397,000
Tropical Smoothie Cafe $30,000 6% 3% $198,500-$543,500
Tubby's Sub Shops $17,500-$20,000 4%-6% 4% $112,900-$293,500
tumble & tea cafe $30,000 6% 2% $225,000-$300,000
USA Subs $30,000 6% 2.5% $296,500-$421,167
Veggirama $25,000-$40,000 $150,000-$175,000
Vitality Bowls $35,000 6% $75,000-$2,000,000
Vivanty's Kitchen N/A $165,000-$185,000
Vocelli Pizza $30,000 5% 1% $156,000-$330,900
W G Grinders $22,500 4.5% 2% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli $30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Which Wich $30,000 6% 2% $203,000-$495,250
Wow! What a Sub!! Boyz Subs & Steaks, The $17,500 4% $187,500-$249,000
Z Pizza $30,000 6% 3% $249,000-$359,000
Zero's Subs $15,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company $39,900 6% 1% $355,900-$648,500
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All American Deli
$35,000 $177,200-$484,950
AMATO'S
$25,000 6% $380,000-$500,000
Apple Spice Junction
N/A $181,100-$604,700
Arizona Bread Company
$25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company
$40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Atlantic City Sub Shops
$15,000 5% $100,000-$275,000
B2Cafe
$35,000 6% 2% $500,000-And Up
Badass Jack's
$15,000 $275,000
Baker Bros. American Deli
$25,000 4% $430,500-$656,000
Beach Hut Deli
$7,500-$35,000 5.5% 1.5% $79,100-$548,415
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe
$22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria
$30,000 $275,000-$744,000
Blimpie
$11,900-$19,900 6% 4% $139,780-$403,450
Blue Chip Cookies Drive
N/A $11,000-$15,000
Box Lunch
$15,000 $150,000
Buffalo Philly's
$18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings
$40,000 5% 3.15% $1,931,200-$3,750,700
Cafe Fresh
$25,000 $133,500-$253,000
CafeMia
$25,000 4.5% 2% local +2%Nat'l $221,000-$374,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
$25,000 5% $223,500-$589,500
Capriotti's
$30,000-$40,000 6%-7% 3% $375,000-$645,413
Capt. Sub
$20,000 $120,000-$160,000
Captain Tony's
$10,000-$20,000 4.5% w/cap 2% $197,550-$389,800
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers
$8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carusos Sandwich Company
$30,000 $110,000-$250,000
Carving Board, The
$35,000 $314,500-$621,500
Charleys Philly Steaks
$24,500 6% 0.25% $253,231-$637,568
Cheba Hut Toasted Subs
$40,000 6% 2% $336,000-$678,000
Chicken Salad Chick
$60,000 5% 2% $242,000-$508,200
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cianci European Eatery
$25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
City Bites
$15,000 5% 1% $186,500-$394,500
Cousins Subs
$25,000 6% 2% $182,200-$632,000
Cultures
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Culver
$55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
$20,000 6% $391,000-$556,000
Dagwood's Sandwich Shop
$20,000 $275,000-$342,000
Dagwoods
$25,000 6% 3% $200,000-$250,000
Deli Delicious
$25,000-$30,000 6% 2% $122,250-$467,850
Doc Green's Gourmet Salads
$25,000 5% $367,000-$655,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
DRUXY'S
$30,000 $225,000
Duke Sandwich Company
$25,000 6% $90,000-$250,000
East Coast Subs
$12,500 6% 4% $99,000-$175,000
East of Chicago Pizza Company
$20,000 5% $171,900-$472,200
Energy Kitchen
$30,000 5% $750,000-$1,000,000
Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Clubs
$30,000 6% 2% $191,014-$397,535
Erik's DeliCafe
$20,000 5% $274,000
Extreme Pizza
$30,000 5% 1% $216,000-$469,300
F&M Deli Express
$30,000 5% $145,000-$285,000
Fabrika
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Farmer Boys
$45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Firehouse Subs
$20,000 6% 3-5% $57,502-$868,696
Fit for Life
N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Franktitude
$25,000 6% 2% $169,200-$284,000
Fresh City Kitchen
$35,000 5% $726,000-$1,140,000
Freshii
$35,000 6% 2% $145,000-$420,500
Frullati Cafe & Bakery
$30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
$35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
$35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Great Canadian Bagel
$20,000 $120,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Great Outdoors Sub Shops
$25,000 $75,000-$260,000
Greenleaf's Grille
$22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Groucho's Deli
$18,000-$28,000 5% $99,128-$401,976
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli
$35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
HomeSmart
$20,000 varies varies $65,500-$205,000
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe, The
$30,000 6% 3.25% $291,900-$566,600
Hungry Howie's Pizza
$25,000 5.5% 7% $228,311-$555,315
Jason's Deli
$17,500 $680,000-$905,000
Jerry's Subs & Pizza
$25,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
Jersey Mike's Submarines & Salads
$18,500 6.5% 5% $237,419-$766,971
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Jet's Pizza
$25,000 8%-10% Up to 1% $437,500-$631,000
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops
$35,000 6% 4.5% $313,600-$556,100
Joey Bag a Donuts
$30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Jon Smith Subs
$39,500 6% 3% $324,000-$632,484
Jreck Subs
$10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
Just Fresh
$25,000 5% $500,000-$675,000
Larry's Giant Subs
$20,000 6% $136,800-$201,900
Lenny's Sub Shop
$20,000-$25,000 6% 2% $188,216-$396,146
Link Business
$45,000 6.5% 2% $53,200-$148,500
Locos Grill & Pub
$35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Marcellos
$25,000 5% $350,000-$1,000,000
Marco's
$25,000 5.5% 5% $223,535-$586,410
Mark's Pizzeria
$15,000 3% $125,000-$150,000
McDonald's
$45,000 4% 4% $1,263,000-$2,235,000
Melt Shop
$35,000 6% 2% $426,944-$767,368
Milio's Sandwiches
$30,000 6% 3.5% $180,000-$250,000
Moe's Italian Sandwiches
$15,000 5% 1%local +1%Nat'l $93,500-$159,500
Mr. Goodcents
$35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Mr. Jims Pizza
$11,000 6% 4% $70,000-$100,000
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop
$50,000 5% Up to 2% Monthly $99,000-$199,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Mr. Sub
$15,000 5% $160,000
Murphy's Deli
$25,000 6% $175,200-$827,500
Mustard Cafe
$25,000 5% $304,600-$426,000
My Friend's Place
$17,500 Flat Flat $156,650-$260,400
Nature's Table Cafe
$35,000 5% $53,200-$316,100
Nature's Way Cafe
$20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York 5th Av. Deli
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
New York Burrito-Gourmet Wraps
$15,000 7% $85,000-$150,000
New York NY Fresh Deli
$15,000 6% $86,000-$150,000
Newk's
$40,000 5% 1.5% $932,000-$1,131,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop
$29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bars
$32,000 $400,000-$610,000
Original SoupMan, The
$30,000 5% $79,500-$198,500
P.B. Loco
N/A $200,000-$390,000
Papa's Pizza To-Go
N/A 5% $139,500-$300,000
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
N/A 6% 2% $250,000-$350,000
Planet Grilled Cheese
N/A $120,000-And Up
Planet Sub
$25,000 5% 1 - 3% $182,000-$402,000
Port Of Subs
$18,500 5.5% 1% $214,500-$397,100
Power Smoothie Cafe
N/A $9,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Primo Hoagies
$35,000 6% 2% $196,200-$351,500
Pure Health
$25,000 $100,000-$200,000
Quiznos
$25,000 7% $24,100-$341,800
Red Rock Chili Company
$25,000 6% $215,500-$394,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro
$30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Rollerz
$30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Roly Poly
$20,000 4-6% $55,000-$120,000
Ronzio Pizza
$15,000 4% $134,000-$183,000
Salad Bowl Cafe, The
N/A $100,000-$250,000
Salad Creations Inc.
$25,000 6% $160,000-$426,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Saladarity
$30,000 $355,875-$469,275
Saladworks
$35,000 5% 3% $401,066-$620,610
San Francisco Oven
$25,000 5% $474,100-$807,300
San Francisco Sourdough Eatery
$25,000 6% 2% $150,400-$293,800
Sandwich Tree Restaurants
$10,000-$17,500 5% 3% $90,000-$120,000
Schlotzsky's
$30,000 6% 4% $714,400-$954,400
Silver Mine Subs
N/A $192,000-$342,000
SmashHits Deli
N/A 0 0 $10,000-$50,000
Snappy Tomato Pizza
$15,000 5% 2.5% $73,000-$142,000
Souper Salad
$29,500 $575,700-$865,200
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Spicy Pickle
$30,000 5% $300,000
Steak Escape, The
$25,000 6% $190,200-$1,300,000
streat, The
$50,000 6% 2% $160,000-$260,000
Stuft Pizza
$30,000 4% $350,000-$650,000
Sub Connection
$19,500 5% 2% $198,175-$362,350
Sub Station II
$10,500 4% $75,000-$150,000
Submarina
$25,000 $218,000-$342,000
Subway
$15,000 8% 4.5% $150,050-$328,700
Sweet Peppers Deli
$25,000 5% 2% local +1%Nat'l $571,500-$1,560,000
Thundercloud Subs
$10,000 $65,000-$90,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Tim Hortons
$35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Togo's Eateries, LLC
$30,000 5% 3% $240,500-$545,700
TossAcross
$22,000 $89,000-$200,000
Tossed
$25,000 5% 1% $263,500-$397,000
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
$30,000 6% 3% $198,500-$543,500
Tubby's Sub Shops
$17,500-$20,000 4%-6% 4% $112,900-$293,500
tumble & tea cafe
$30,000 6% 2% $225,000-$300,000
USA Subs
$30,000 6% 2.5% $296,500-$421,167
Veggirama
$25,000-$40,000 $150,000-$175,000
Vitality Bowls
$35,000 6% $75,000-$2,000,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Vivanty's Kitchen
N/A $165,000-$185,000
Vocelli Pizza
$30,000 5% 1% $156,000-$330,900
W G Grinders
$22,500 4.5% 2% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli
$30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Which Wich
$30,000 6% 2% $203,000-$495,250
Wow! What a Sub!! Boyz Subs & Steaks, The
$17,500 4% $187,500-$249,000
Z Pizza
$30,000 6% 3% $249,000-$359,000
Zero's Subs
$15,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company
$39,900 6% 1% $355,900-$648,500