Foodservice Equipment Reports

Potbelly Revs Up For 2014

After a successful IPO in October, the Chicago-based Potbelly Sandwich Shop chain continued humming along in its fiscal third quarter when nine new shops opened, including eight company-operated units and one franchised store. Overall, 29 new Potbelly’s—all but four company-operated—opened during the first three fiscal quarters of 2013. The Chicago chain anticipates revving up its new-unit openings in 2014, with 40-42 total openings.