So Potbelly finally decided to open a store in Cleveland…HOORAY!

Obviously one of our more favorite sandwich shops from Chicago…we are now glad to have my wreck readily available.

So braving the first day crowd, we opted to check it out.

Balloons adorned the front entrance. Reps from corporate darted in and out of the crowd saying a 15 minute wait..

Welcome to Cleveland Potbelly

It took us about 22.

Potbelly reps holding up the post

But once inside, a festive crowd seemed to be enjoying their sandwiches in the shop.

Out of my way…I need a wreck!

Also there was some kind of live entertainment.

Smelly Cat….Smelly Cat…

Weird right?

Classic Potbelly restaurant w/ the loop line, to the counter.

Getting closer….er….sorta

Now what surprised me was they had a staff member assigned to a tablet taking orders to help speed things up.

Wreck please!

NICE! Groovy that they kept it all aligned right. Orders were all correct.

When I got to the first counter, they said they were out of cookies.

Where are my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?


Focus on sandwich…Focus on sandwich…Focus on sandwich…

We had Ms. Bacon Makes Everything Better! making our sandwich. Things were looking up.

Ms. Bacon Makes Everything Better!

She asked us if we want it hot….Ahem, those that know – get it hot.

Potbelly sandwiches

Simple unassuming bag with a few descriptors needed because you are about to an experience a wreck

A Wreck – Salami, Roast beef, Turkey, Ham & Swiss cheese (Orig)

A Wreck

This is, in my opinion, their signature sandwich.

Get it with everything….esp get it HOT. That’s right, if you don’t order it hot, you’re a pansy.

First bite bliss

Ordering it hot allows you to get a bunch of chopped pickled spiced sport peppers. So frickin good.

Yeah I’ll say it….they were little perfect explosions in my mouth.

It’s also the perfect blend of mayo mixed w/ onions and the cornucopia of meats. As they melt together and get happy, the sandwich gets sloppy…like your mom.

A Wreck should really be…..well…a wreck

If you don’t have juicy stuff running down your arms, you’re doing it all wrong.

Just remember to do the Guy Fieri hunch or hose yourself down post sandwich.

Hose yourself down after lunch will ya

Awww yeah, it’s that good.

Mushroom Melt – Mushrooms, Swiss, Provolone & Cheddar Cheeses (Skinny)

Mushroom Melt

This one was on their “economy” menu. Sandwich, but skinnier.

Mushroom monotony

Meh. It had mushrooms on it…but to me, it wasn’t anything special.

So, what did we learn here today….Hmmmm.

Look-if you’re going to pop your Potbelly’s cherry, roll up your sleeves and just get A Wreck.

Wait, wasn’t your “first time”  a wreck too?

This is NOT the wreck you want.

More importantly Pansy, get it hot.

Now don’t call me Shirley and get your ass down to the new Potbelly restie.

Welcome to CLE!

Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Cleveland

515 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Hours are M-F: 11a – 7p / Sat: 11a – 3p

Thanks for the great sandwich shop and location Craig. See you VERY soon.

Also-I think they are opening up a store in Mayfield Heights later in the Summer/Fall.

But don’t wait to get your Wreck.


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