Potbelly Sandwich Shop
2402 9th St. (close to Chipotle, Whataburger, and the forthcoming Torchy’s Tacos)
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This motto pretty much sums up our experience at the soft opening of Lubbock’s first Potbelly. We were greeted by the owner, Mr. Dan Reynolds. He was shaking hands and thanking everyone in attendance. The buzz in the atmosphere was contagious – the staff was so excited to be there and it couldn’t help but make you excited for them. In addition to the many smiling faces at the soft opening, we also enjoyed the tunes of Gary Nix. Potbelly will host Gary Nix on Tuesdays during lunch, and there will be more live music to enjoy while eating!
In addition to the toasted sandwiches, there are also fresh salads and soups available. The hot sandwiches are packed with fresh meats and cheeses, and a variety of toppings. Complete your meal with a delicious bag of various flavors of Zapp’s chips. They also have specialty bottled drinks (Sobe, Izze, S. Pellegrino) for an alternative to fountain sodas. For dessert, try a delicious milkshake or even a fruit smoothie.
Potbelly isn’t your ordinary sandwich shop. The atmosphere invites you to stay and eat your food, as well as hang out and enjoy the music. I had a delicious turkey and swiss and once it went through the toaster, it came out on the other side hot and melted. All I added to mine was pickles, but it was a darn delicious sandwich. Add some salt and vinegar Zapp’s chips and an iced tea, and I was in sandwich heaven.
Want to be outside but still listen to the live music? Not a problem! There’s a great sized patio to enjoy nice days outdoors with your toasty sandwich- complete with speakers that stream the music from inside the shop.
With the walking traffic of Texas Tech students (plenty of college apartments in this area and don’t forget about the pumped up Red Raider fans during football season), Potbelly is set in the perfect spot. Go over to Potbelly as soon as you can and welcome them to the community!