Joining the smorgasbord of dining options at the corner of West Lake Houston Parkway and Kingwood Drive, Potbelly Sandwich Shop recently opened for business, providing hot sandwiches, soup and a little something for everyone.


Potbelly officially opened its doors June 25 and was welcomed with open arms by the Kingwood and surrounding communities.
“We have had a lot of people coming in from the community who say they are excited to finally have a Potbelly in the Kingwood area,” Potbelly Manager Kristena Tannery said. “In every one of our locations, we have the antique [Potbelly] stove at the front, which is significant of the stove that was in the original restaurant many years ago. The Hastings family sold antique ovens and one day they made a few hot sandwiches and before they knew it, there was a line out the door; that’s where Potbelly became known for its hot sandwiches.”

The Turkey Club sandwich is served hot and comes with a choice of sides, including macaroni salad.


While the restaurant is known for its hot sandwiches, customers can also choose from one of their variety of sandwiches served cold, select salads, soup and shakes.
“We have a lot of different options, including healthier choices such as multi-grain and flatbread options, salads and soups,” Tannery added.
For customer and Kingwood resident Brittany Forsythe, Potbelly is a welcome addition, especially because it is one of her family’s favorite places to grab a bite to eat.
“They have the best online ordering and delivery system. The sandwiches are always put together perfectly with excellent ingredients and the chocolate brownie cookie has become a major guilty pleasure,” Forsythe said.
One of the Kingwood Potbelly’s favorite new sandwiches is the Turkey Club sandwich featuring hand-pulled, slow-roasted white meat turkey, topped with bacon and cheddar cheese on toasty, warm bread. According to Tannery, the Turkey Club has been popular among visitors and will only be available for a short time.
“The northern parts of the Houston area are growing, so opening a new Potbelly in Kingwood was the perfect fit,” Tannery said. “Our mission, vision and passion is that we want to be the best sandwich shop for lunch and not only for just sandwiches, but the best neighborhood shop in the area. We enjoy getting to know our customers and helping where we can with fundraisers and giving back.”
As the neighborhood sandwich shop, Potbelly values giving back to the local community. Neighborhood nonprofits interested in hosting a fundraising event with a Potbelly shop can reach out directly to the general manager to discuss it.
Potbelly also encourages local musicians to apply to perform at the shop during lunch in an effort to add a side of rhythm to lunch. Interested musicians can apply online at recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=PotbellyEvergreen&c=1125807.

The exterior of the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the middle of Kingwood. Photos by Lawrence Kuslich


The new shop is located at 4537 Kingwood Dr., Ste. 150, and will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. Delivery will be available Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., with a minimum order of $10. A drive-through is available for added convenience.
In addition to Potbelly, Torchy’s Tacos, Salata and Pholicious are open for business, while MOD Pizza and Whataburger will soon call the shopping center home.

 

 

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