Deliciously inexpensive local sandwich chain.
Average cost: <$10
For less than $4.00, customers can get their fill on everything from roast beef, chicken salad, meatball, turkey breast, vegetarian--even peanut butter and jelly--sandwiches. Chicken noodle and vegetable soups are also available at $2.29. Patrons can quench their thirst with cans or bottles of soda, Nantucket Nectars and fresh whipped chocolate milk. A variety of shakes, malts, yogurt smoothies, and root beer floats are can be had for $2.45. And if those don't satisfy one's sweet tooth, there are ice cream sandwiches made with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Diners may enjoy their meals in a homey atmosphere which pays homage to the chain's antique store roots. Originally a mom and pop junk shop, the company struck gold when it began solely selling food and going franchise with a chain that spans throughout Illinois to the east coast. Yet despite commercial expansion, the initial vintage charm remains. And with this attention to both menu and decor details, Potbelly Sandwich Works stands out from its more sterile fast-food competitors, proving its all that and a bag of chips.
Potbelly Sandwich Works official website: http://www.potbelly.com/