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Chicago's Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces Opening Date for First Orlando Restaurant

The popular Chicago fast-casual restaurant chain that focuses on subs and milkshakes has announced the opening date of it's first Orlando restaurant.

Chicago chain Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces Opening Date of first Orlando Restaurant

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, is opening its first location in Orlando, marking the brand’s entry into the Central Florida market.

Located in the Milk District at the Colonial Landing shopping plaza, the shop will open on Tuesday, January 23 at 2714 East Colonial Drive.


This will be the first of twelve planned locations in a multi-unit agreement with Sugarland Investment Group, LLC, which will open shops over the next seven years. Shari Nasir, CEO of Sugarland, brings an accomplished background in business, healthcare technology and multi-family housing developments to her team’s Potbelly franchise investment.


“Having called Orlando home for more than 15 years, I am thrilled about bringing a brand that commands a cult following to this vibrant city. Potbelly is a leader in the sandwich category and our community is buzzing about its arrival,” said Shari Nasir, who has been a devoted fan of the brand for many years. “Introducing Potbelly to Central Florida lets us share the joy of toasty sandwiches, delightful salads, hand-dipped shakes and freshly baked cookies. I’m confident our first location in the middle of Orlando’s busy shopping area will become a beloved mealtime destination.”


The shop opening will take place Tuesday, January 23, and will give the first 50 guests a free sandwich coupon for their next visit each day through Friday, January 26.  


In addition to the new Orlando shop, Potbelly announced in mid-2023 that it has nearly 50 locations in various stages of development throughout the state of Florida. Over the past 18 months, the brand has finalized multi-unit agreements with five franchise groups to develop another 40 shops in five additional Florida regions: Tampa, Fort Myers, Broward County, Gainesville and Panama City.


The Orlando location’s hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Delivery, order ahead and catering are available through or the Potbelly App. The shop can be reached by phone at 407-613-5144. 


For exclusive offers and rewards, Potbelly encourages fans to join the Potbelly Perks program, where they can unlock free sandwiches, cookies and special offers throughout the year. To sign up for the Potbelly Perks reward program, visit

Chicago chain Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces Opening Date of first Orlando Restaurant

Potbelly Corporation is a neighborhood sandwich concept that has been feeding customers’ smiles for more than 40 years with warm, toasty sandwiches, signature salads, hand-scooped ice cream in creamy shakes, customized just the way customers want them.

Since opening its first shop in Chicago in 1977, Potbelly has expanded to neighborhoods across the country, with more than 340 company-owned shops in the United States.

Additionally, Potbelly franchisees operate over 80 shops in the United States. For more information, please visit our website at

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