The Oswego Potbelly Sandwich Shop will open its doors at 2332 Route 34, on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Dan Locke, the general manager, has been with Potbelly for more than seven years, most recently managing the Northbrook shop for over five years.
“I live in Montgomery, just a short distance from Oswego,” Locke said. “I enjoy living out here because the people are genuinely nice and down to earth. The towns are less crowded and there is a peace of mind that comes with living in a smaller town.”
The new shop will partner with Churchill Elementary School during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming Party on Dec. 3 between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to raise funds for the school.
“We chose to partner with Churchill Elementary School because its students and families are an integral part of our neighborhood,” Locke said. “They are customers, friends and Potbelly fans.”
Music has been a part of the Potbelly scene since the first restaurant opened in 1977. Musicians interested in performing at the Oswego Potbelly should contact the shop manager.
Potbelly prides itself on its "experience" it offers to diners.
“The Potbelly experience is unique because we try to be a part of our neighborhood,” Locke said. “We select the right talent to serve our customers and empower our associates to make decisions that are beneficial to customers, as well as to our shop.”
This is the first Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in Oswego and the shop will staff approximately 20 employees and managers.
The location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Oswego’s Potbelly will offer delivery beginning in early 2014 with a $25 order minimum.